Fundamentals of Mathematics

The course is designed for students whose mathematical background is weak and who wish to take further mathematics courses. Completion of this course with a good grade will provide students with suitable preparation for any level of introductory university calculus course.

The goal of the course is to promote understanding rather than memorization. Therefore the concepts and ideas underlying the algebraic manipulations will be emphasized.

The following topics will be included: quadratic equations, inequalities, systems of linear and quadratic equations; analytic geometry; and functions: algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric.

The textbook for the course has not been chosen yet.

The final grade will be based on quizzes and/or tests (about 60%), and a final examination (about 40%).