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%).
Exclusions: AS/MATH1520.06, SC/ACMS1530.06. May not
be taken by any student who has taken or is currently taking
another university course in mathematics or statistics except for
AS/SC/MATH1500.03 and AS/SC/MATH1525.03
Coordinator: Martin Muldoon