2024-2025 Catalog 
    
    May 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I

Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course provides an integrated approach to technology and the skills required to manipulate, display, and interpret mathematical functions and formulas used in problem solving. Topics include the properties of plane and solid geometry, area and volume, and basic proportion applications; simplification, evaluation, and solving of algebraic equations and inequalities and radical functions; complex numbers; right triangle trigonometry; and systems of equations. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use mathematics and technology for problem-solving, analyzing and communicating results.

Pre-requisite(s): Take one set from: Set 1: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040 and DMA-050 Set 2: DMA 025, DMA-040, DMA-050 Set 3: DMA-025, DMA-045 Set 4: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030 and DMA-045 Set 5: MAT 003  Set 6: BSP 4003.
Co-requisite(s): MAT 021  if needed.
Course is typically offered in Fall and Spring.
Course has transfer restrictions - 20 years

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At the completion of the course, the students should be able to do the following:

  1. Use geometric principles to solve industrial application problems involving perimeter, area, and volume.
  2. Employ basic algebraic operations to simplify, evaluate, and solve proportions, radical and other algebraic functions, equations, and inequalities.
  3. Perform basic algebraic operations involving complex numbers.
  4. Solve applied problems using trigonometric principles involving right triangles.
  5. Solve applied problems using systems of equations involving two and three variables.
  6. Use technology to solve practical problems and communicate results.