BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

MATH-100 - Pre-Calculus - 3.00 Credits

MATH-100 - Pre-Calculus - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to prepare students for calculus. Topics include algebraic, exponential. logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their graphs, conic sections, applications and the introduction to the derivative.
Part of the:
  • Indigenous Academic Studies Department
  • Prerequisites : MATH 059, or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • reinforce their basic algebraic skills, especially those most frequently required in the study of calculus;

  • increase their proficiency with function notations;

  • thoroughly familiarize themselves with the graphs and properties of the basic functions used in calculus (power, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse functions), and;

  • be able to apply the basic functions to practical situations, translating from English to mathematic and back again.
  • Text and Materials: Stewart, Redlin, Watson; Precalculus Mathematics for Calculus. Brooks/Cole. Current Edition.
    Other Resources:
  • Bittinger, Marvin L. (2003). Introductory Algebra. 9th Edition. Toronto, ON: Pearson Education, Inc.
  • Rudolph, G.B. (1999). Introductory trigonometry. Vancouver, BC: Langara College.
  • Keedy and Bittinger (2002). Intermediate Algebra. Toronto, ON: Addison Wesley.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: This course is designed for students who require algebraic skills necessary for the future study of calculus. Calculus is a required course for degree programs in Business Administration.