Course Descriptions - Mathematics
MAT085 Essential Algebra I (3-0-3)

Essential Algebra I prepares the student for the study of algebra. Numerical topics include operations with numbers; simple powers and roots; factoring of natural numbers; properties and order of operations; and real numbers. The course introduces basic algebraic ideas as well as graphing in the rectangular coordinate plane. Problem solving is stressed throughout the course. PR: recommendation based on placement test or equivalent SCCC courses below the 100-level are developmental in nature and the 3 credit equivalents do not satisfy degree or certificate progam requirements. All deveopmental courses are offered on a pass/fail basis.

MAT095 Essential Algebra II (3-0-3)

Essential Algebra II is a basic course in algebra. Topics include linear equations in one and two variables, graphing solutions of equations, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and equations, and quadratic equations. PR: MAT 085, Equivalent preparation, or placement test scores SCCC courses below the 100-level are developmental in nature and the 3 credit equivalents do not satisfy degree or certificate progam requirements. All deveopmental courses are offered on a pass/fail basis.

MAT118 Technical Math (3-0-3)

This course stresses basic algebraic functions, functional notation, trigonometric functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, exponents, radicals, complex numbers, vectors and an introduction to statistics. PR: MAT 095 or equivalent

MAT124 Technical Discrete Math (3-0-3)

This course stresses the discrete mathematics needed for career programs in the technologies. Topics include sets, algorithms, truth tables, operations on functions, arithmetic of matrices, logic circuits, permutations and combinations, and trees. In addition, the course introduces the binary and hexadecimal systems. PR: Exemption from placement testing as defined by the Academic Code or placement testing scores allowing bypass of MAT 095, or successful completion of MAT 095

MAT126 Descriptive Statistics (3-0-3)

This practical statistics course focuses on simple statistical presentations common to a variety of career fields. The course focuses on the following topics: descriptive vs. inferential statistics; organizing and describing data; measures of central tendency; measures of variation; measures of the position; the normal distribution with applications; linear correlation, and regression. Students are required to work with Excel spreadsheets and should be comfortable using computers. Note: Credit for this course does not satisfy the A.A. or A.S. degree program requirements

MAT128 Algebra I (3-0-3)

This course focuses on the real number system, polynomials, solving first degree linear equations, solving linear inequalities in one variable, the Cartesian Coordinate System, graphing linear equations by point plotting, slope, equations of lines in general form and in slope-intercept form, factoring polynomials, solving polynomial equations by factoring and the zero property, rational expressions, integer exponent and problem solving. PR: CSS 120 or equivalent F,S Note: Credit for this course does not satisfy the A.A. or A.S. degree program requirements

MAT129 Algebra II with Trigonometry (4-0-4)

This course focuses on functional notation, linear functions, absolute value functions, quadratic functions and equations, other basic algebraic functions and the graphs of those basic algebraic functions with the translations of those graphs. Also included are linear equations and inequalities, methods of solving polynomial equations, the basics of radicals and rational exponents, the basics of exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs, geometry, and right triangle trigonometry. PR: MAT 128 F,S Note: Credit for this course does not satisfy the A.A. or A.S. degree program requirements

MAT145 Mathematical Topics (3-0-3)

This course is designed to acquaint the student with various areas of mathematics. Topics may include mathematical systems, groups, logic, truth tables, Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries, probability, statistics, and modeling with linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. PR: MAT 129 or equivalent

MAT147 Statistics (3-0-3)

This course focuses on the following topics: descriptive statistics, an introduction to probability, random variables and probability distributions, the binomial and normal probability distributions, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, chi-square distributions, linear correlation and regression. PR: MAT 129 or equivalent F, S

MAT148 College Algebra (3-0-3)

This course concentrates on the application and analysis of algebraic problems as they occur in a variety of disciplines. Topics include linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions and models and an introduction to regression analysis. Other topics include solution of equations and inequalities, sequences and matrices. Methods of proof such as algebraic derivation as well as the use of counterexamples to disprove mathematical statements are explored. PR: MAT 095 or equivalent

MAT149 Topics in Finite Mathematics (3-0-3)

This course introduces the student to topics in finite math with applications to business, social sciences, and/or life sciences. Tolpics include functions, linear functions and mathematical models, the Method of Least Squares, systems of linear equations and matrices, linear programming, sets and counting, probability, probability distributions, random variables, expected value, and Markov chains.

MAT154 College Algebra & Trigonometry (3-0-3)

This course includes functions, functional notation, linear and quadratic functions, graphs of basic functions and graphing techniques such as shifts and reflections, constant slope and average rate of change, solving systems of linear and nonlinear systems, and constant slope and average rate of change, solving systems of linear and nonlinear systems, and complex numbers. The course also covers solving quadratic equations using factoring, the square root property and the quadratic formula, exponential and logarithmic equations and functions, trigonometric functions, the graphs of sine, cosine and tangent functions, and a brief introduction to vectors. PR: Eligible to register for a 100 level math course

MAT160 Discrete Structures (3-0-3)

Topics in this course include sets, relations and functions, equivalence relations, sequences, recursively defined sequences, recursively defined sequences, recurrence relations, logic, truth tables, techniques of mathematical proof, mathematical induction, the Binominal Theorem, counting techniques, and alorithms. Also covered are graph theory and networks. Additional topics may include Boolean algebras, partial orders, and Hasse Diagrams, or basic group theory. PR: MAT 129 or equivalent

MAT167 Precalculus With Analytic Geometry (4-0-4)

This course includes the following topics: functions, inverse functions, polynomial functions, rational functions exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, graphs, polar coordinates, analytic geometry, systems of equations, sequences, and applications. Enrichment topics permitted. PR: MAT 129 or equivalent

MAT180 Calculus I (4-0-4)

This course, in the calculus of a single variable, includes, limits, continuity, derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions, implicit differentiation, related rates, the Mean Value Theorem, antiderivatives, definite integral, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The course introduces applications of differentiation such as curve sketching and optimiation problems as well as applications of integration such as area and average value. PR: MAT 167 or equivalent

MAT181 Calculus II (4-0-4)

This course, in the calculus of a single variable, concerns recognizing, analyzing, and calculating problems in the following topic areas: the calculus of inverse trigonometric functions, integration techniques, application of integration, L'Hopital's Rule, improper integrals, infinite sequences and series, plane curves, parametric equations, polar coordinates, and polar curves. PR: MAT 180 or consent of the department

MAT210 Discrete Structures: Logic & Proof (3-0-3)

This course provides an introduction to the non-continuous side of mathematics. The course focuses on techniques of mathematical proof including mathematical induction, direct proof,indirect proof, and proof by contradiction. Topics include relations and functions, symbolic logic and predicate calculus, number thoery, combinatorial methods as well as an introduction to graph theory. PR: MAT 180

MAT240 Calculus III (4-0-4)

Topics covered in this course include three- dimensional analytic geometry, vectors, calculus of functions of several variables, partial differentiation and multiple integration. Additionally, The Fundamental Theorem of Line Integrals and Green's Theorem, as well as vector fields are covered. PR: MAT 181

MAT242 Linear Algebra (3-0-3)

This course covers the following topics: vector spaces, the structure of Rn, matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, determinants, eigenvectors, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and applications. Linear transformations and inner product spaces are also covered. PR: MAT 180

MAT244 Differential Equations (4-0-4)

This course introduces students to techniques to solve ordinary differential equations. Topics covered are first- order differential equations and applications, higher-order linear differential equations and applications, differential equations with variable coefficients (power series), linear differential equations with constant coefficients revisited via Laplace transforms. In addition, the instructor may choose to cover numerical methods or solutions around singular points, Bessel and Legendre equations. PR: MAT 181

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