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Course Description

Mathematics - MATH 129

Precalculus (5-0) 5 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

Topics covered in this course include the function concept, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, rapid review of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, solving equations, curve sketching, complex numbers, coordinate geometry and conic sections. The prevailing theme is applications and graphical solutions.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • MATH 113 with a minimum grade of 2.0 and
  • MATH 119 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or
  • Minimum score of 23 ACT-Math, 29 SAT-Math, 63 CPT-College-Level Math or 260 NGA-Advanced Algebra and Functions.


  • MATH 129 is recommended for engineering, science and math majors.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Graph the elementary functions, including linear, quadratic, cubic, absolute value, square root, cube root and reciprocal functions, without a calculator.
  • Apply the standard geometric transformations of stretching, shrinking and translating to the elementary functions.
  • Solve algebraically and geometrically, equations and inequalities in one variable of the following types: linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric.
  • Construct mathematical models to solve application problems.
  • Determine domain and range of a function.
  • Determine maximum and minimum values of a function.
  • Determine intervals where a function is increasing, decreasing or constant.
  • Determine algebraically and geometrically, whether a function is even, odd or neither.
  • Determine the asymptotes of a function.
  • Explore end behavior of a function geometrically.
  • Calculate sum, difference, product and quotient of complex numbers.
  • Determine real and complex zeros of a polynomial function.
  • Graph exponential and logarithmic functions manually and using the graphing calculator.
  • Apply geometric transformations to exponential and logarithmic functions.
  • Graph trigonometric functions manually and using the graphing calculator.
  • Apply geometric transformations to trigonometric functions.
  • Identify conic sections.
  • Graph conic sections showing key characteristics.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2019; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/17/2019

 129143081Precalculus 5Sous T5/31/0Open$12.00T R  06:00 PM-08:59 PM LA370

Fall; 2019; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2019

 129143027Precalculus 5Iyer R3/31/0Open$12.00M W  12:00 PM-02:26 PM BTC320
 129143049Precalculus 5Hoxhaj D0/31/0Closed$12.00M T W R  01:00 PM-02:07 PM LA100
 129143079Precalculus 5Hashim T13/31/0Open$12.00T R  06:00 PM-08:26 PM BTC320
 129143101Precalculus 5House H5/31/0Open$12.00M T W R  09:50 AM-10:57 AM BTC300
 129143153Precalculus 5Jadoun N9/31/0Open$12.00T R  04:30 PM-06:56 PM BTC170

Winter; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/01/2020

 129113114Precalculus 5Carley D21/28/0Open$12.00M W  03:00 PM-05:59 PM LA160

Winter; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2020

 129113038Precalculus 5House H11/31/0Open$12.00M T W R  11:00 AM-12:07 PM BTC170
 129113039Precalculus 5Hoxhaj D24/31/0Open$12.00M T W R  09:50 AM-10:57 AM BTC160
 129113056Precalculus 5Lai H25/31/0Open$12.00M W  06:00 PM-08:26 PM LA140
 129113069Precalculus 5DiDonato J29/31/0Open$12.00T R  06:00 PM-08:26 PM BTC300
 129113101Precalculus 5Richards N14/31/0Open$12.00M W  12:30 PM-02:56 PM BTC100
 129113141Precalculus 5Halaberda S10/31/0Open$12.00T R  02:30 PM-04:56 PM LA270

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