MAT 1580 Precalculus

Polynomial, radical, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs, roots of polynomial functions, rational and polynomial inequalities, conic sections, systems of linear equations; sequences and series. Trigonometric functions of angles, solving right and oblique triangles, trigonometric identities and equations, vectors, radian measure, graphs of trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions and applications. A scientific (nongraphing) calculator is required.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Mathematics
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: MAT 0300 


  • Demonstrate the ability to solve algebraic, logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric equations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to graph polynomial, trancendental and trigonometric functions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to derive equations of conic sections from geometric properties.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform vector operations both graphically and algebraically.

Credit Hours: 5

Classroom Hours: 5