BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

MATH-140 - Technical Mathematics - 3.00 Credits

MATH-140 - Technical Mathematics - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to introduce students to the principles and practices of mathematics with applications to technologies. Topics include: number systems, algebraic concepts, analytic geometry, function and graphs, and trigonometry. This course will apply mathematical principles, so that they can be used in practical problem solving exercises specific to natural resources management.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Environmental Resource Technician Certificate - Year 1 Fall
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2021 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : MATH-057 , Foundations of Math 11, or Program admission/instructor permission.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Master's degree in a related field. Bachelor's degree in a related field with experience will be considered.
    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:
  • manipulate metric measurements, express numbers in scientific notation, and determine the precision and accuracy of a number;

  • compute the perimeter and area of a polygon or circle;

  • compute the surface area and volume of a geometric solid;

  • add, subtract, multiply, and divide algebraic expressions;

  • use algebraic equations, functions, factors, ratios and proportions to solve technical problems;

  • solve technical problems using plane geometry;

  • solve technical problems using exponential and logarithmic functions;

  • solve technical problems using trigonometry;

  • plot graphs of mathematical data; and

  • compute the straight line distance between two points and compute the slope of a line.
  • Text and Materials: Dale Ewen, Joan S. Gary, and James E. Trefzger. Technical Mathematics. Current edition. Prentice-Hall Inc.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    T9:00AM - 12:00PM07 Sep 202121 Dec 2021