Projects for Precalculus, MAT172
This page contains information on the following topics:
- Prerequisite Courses
- Moving on to Calculus
- Textbook Information Syllabus
- Uniform Final Exam Information
- Supplemental Course Materials
Prerequisites: To take MAT 172: Precalculus, a student must have received a grade of C (or better) in MAT 104: College Algebra. Students who have completed a comparable course at another institution should consult with a Department Math adviser. A list of advising hours can be found on the Department's website.
Moving on to Calculus: In order to take MAT 175: Calculus I, a student must receive a grade of C (or better) in MAT 172: Precalculus. The department, however, strongly recommends that students planning to take Calculus ace the material presented in MAT 172. Students who are unsure as to whether or not they should move on to MAT 175 should consult with their instructor or a Department Math adviser.
Textbook Information:Students are allowed to use the 7th, 8th, or 9th edition of Precalculus authored by R. Larson and published by Cengage. The campus bookstore will carry the most recent edition of this text. However, older editions can be purchased online. Please consult with your instructor if you have any concerns.
Syllabus: An updated department syllabus can be found in the Department Office, Room 211 of Gillet Hall. You can also click the following link:
- MAT 172 Syallabus [PDF]
Uniform Final Exam Information: All students must take and pass a Department uniform final exam in order to pass the course. This final will be given during finals week at the end of the semester. A sample final exam can be found in the Department Office, Room 211 of Gillet Hall. Two different Sample Final Exams (the second being the older version) are given in the following links:
Supplemental Course Materials: The links below offer students/instructors review material and projects. Some instructors may choose to assign material from these projects as homework.
- Max-Min Problems
- Credit Card / Loan Problems [PDF]
- Inverse Functions with Exponentials [PDF]
- Exponential Problems
- Unit Circle Project
- Algebra/Trigonometry Review
Last modified: Jan 19, 2017