airside.png

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

MATHEMATICS (MATH)

MATH 106 (3 credits)
Applied Mathematics
Develops fundamental skills for practical applications. Topics include basic arithmetic, measurement, basic algebraic concepts, practical geometry, and solving right triangles using trigonometry.

MATH 111 (3 credits)
Business Mathematics
Mathematical skills necessary to operate a successful office or small business. Percent and simple interest, credit, business ownership, compound interest, payroll and taxes, merchandising, and valuation of assets. Analysis of financial reports and other data, if time permits.

MATH 126 (3 credits)
Technical Mathematics I
Introduction to technical mathematics for students in various vocational/technical programs. Designed for students whose academic background does not include algebra or geometry. Includes a review of arithmetic, signed numbers, basic algebra, plane geometry, and other topics. Emphasis is on problem solving.

MATH 131 (3 credits)
Intermediate Algebra
Reviews the structure and use of algebra through a combination of topics, including polynomials, first degree equations, quadratic equations, exponents, radicals, and systems of linear equations. Graphing first and second degree equations is emphasized.
Prerequisite:
Two years of high school algebra or MATH 121

MATH 132 (3 credits)
Elementary Geometry
Designed for students who did not have geometry in high school, this course covers plane geometry topics including basic concepts, parallel lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, and circles. Theorems and postulates are included but the emphasis is on measurement and constructions. This course is intended to substitute for Technical Mathematics II, covering the practical geometry that is used in construction majors. Prerequisites: MATH 126 or MATH 131 or instructor permission

MATH 136 (3 credits)
Technical Mathematics II
A continuation of technical mathematics. This course includes units on quadratic equations, functions, graphing, simultaneous linear equations, geometry, and trigonometry. Emphasis on problem solving and technical applications.
Prerequisite: MATH 126 or MATH 131 or
instructor permission

MATH 139 (3 credits)
Discrete Mathematics
Discrete mathematics is the study of objects that are distinct and countable or processes that consist of a finite number of steps. This introductory course exposes students to the basic discrete structures and techniques needed to solve practical problems. Topics will include sets, logic, algorithms, numbering systems, counting techniques, discrete probability, and graphs.
Prerequisite:
Two years of high school algebra or MATH 131

MATH 141 (3 credits)
Trigonometry
Shows how mathematics can be applied in a physical setting with the use of trigonometric functions, logarithms, the law of sines, and the law of cosines. Highlighted are the trigonometric functions used to solve right and oblique triangles and the graphing of trigonometric functions.
Prerequisite: MATH 131 or instructor permission

MATH 150 (3 credits)
Elementary Statistics
Covers measures of central tendency and variability; probability and normal curve; and sampling and hypothesis testing. Students need to possess mathematical skills necessary to do calculations and derivation of basic formulas.

MATH 207 (4 credits)
Pre-Calculus
Designed to prepare students for continuation into MATH 215: Calculus. Develops the concepts and proficiencies necessary to work successfully in the areas of elementary functions, theory of equations, inequalities, trigonometric and analytic geometry. Prerequisites: MATH 131, MATH 141

MATH 215 (4 credits)
Calculus
Introduces the concepts and techniques of calculus beginning with functions and limits. Major emphasis is on theory and applications of the derivative, antiderivative, indefinite integral and definite integral, including introductory calculus of trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions.
Prerequisites: MATH 131,
MATH 141; or MATH 207 and instructor permission.

© 2009 Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology |Webmaster | Site Map l l l l l l Instagram