Tompkins Cortland Community College

MATH138 - Precalculus Mathematics

Provides the algebraic foundation, from a function standpoint, for a standard calculus course. Topics include; theory of functions and radicals, right triangle trigonometry, analytic trigonometry, law of sines, law of cosines, trigonometry with applications, vectors, polar coordinates ,binomial theorem and conic sections. MATH 138 fulfills the SUNY General Education Mathematics requirement. Prerequisites: C or better grade in MATH 122 or MATH 120 (College Algebra), or appropriate qualifying test score; RDNG 116 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 or prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ESL 120, 121, and 122 (or prior completion of ESL 103) if required by placement testing. 4 Cr. (4 Lec.) Fall and spring semesters.