MATH 131 - Pre-Calculus

A course designed to provide the necessary foundation for a standard calculus course. The focus of pre-calculus is the concept of a function with special emphasis on graphing functions. Topics include types of functions, graphing techniques, properties and graphs of polynomials and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and trigonometric functions. A graphing calculator may be required. Not recommended for students with four units of high school mathematics. Not open to students with credit for Calculus I except by permission of the Mathematics Department. Prerequisite: Three units of high school mathematics including NYS Course III or NYS Math B, or MATH112, or by permission of the Mathematics Department. [Fall, Spring] Gen Ed Mathematics, Liberal Arts/Sciences Elective