MATH 198: Prelude to Calculus II

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Prerequisite: MATH 197 with a grade of C or better.

Trigonometry, trigonometric identities, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, sequences and series, and limits. (Note: Note: Successful completion of MATH 197 and MATH 198 will culminate in satisfying the Quantitative Reasoning requirement (GE Area B4). For this course to satisfy General Education, students must earn a grade of C- or CR or higher.)

Course Attributes:

  • B4: Math/QR

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
• Define and understand the trigonometric functions using the the unit circle.
• Manipulate trigonometric equations using identities and algebra.
• Understand the connection between triangles, circles, and waves.
• Understand logarithms as the inverse of exponential functions.
• Manipulate logarithmic and exponential equations using their properties.
• Understand sequences and series, including arithmetic and geometric sequences and series.
• Understand basic concept of limits and be able to determine simple limits.

Textbook and Materials

Precalculus: A Prelude to Calculus, 3rd Edition by Sheldon Axler (Orange Cover). WileyPLUS account (for online homework).
Basic scientific calculator with logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions.

Submitted by Eric Hsu, May 16 2024