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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:
APTECH 90A  Title:
APPLIED MATHEMATICS 

Full Title:
Applied Mathematics 
Last Reviewed:10/4/2010 
Units  Course Hours per Week   Nbr of Weeks  Course Hours Total 
Maximum  4.00  Lecture Scheduled  4.00  17.5 max.  Lecture Scheduled  70.00 
Minimum  4.00  Lab Scheduled  0  6 min.  Lab Scheduled  0 
 Contact DHR  0   Contact DHR  0 
 Contact Total  4.00   Contact Total  70.00 

 Noncontact DHR  0   Noncontact DHR Total  0 
 Total Out of Class Hours: 140.00  Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00  
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grading:
Grade Only
Repeatability:
00  Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
Formerly:
CET 90A
Catalog Description:
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An investigation of intermediate algebra topics with emphasis on the investigation and application of polynomials and rational expressions, rational exponents, equations and inequalities, functions and relations, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequence and series and binomial theorem, theory of equations, and an introduction to numerical trigonometry involving trigonometric functions, tables, and applications of the right triangle to problems encountered in surveying, civil engineering, construction technology, electronic and related engineering technologies.
Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Recommended Preparation:
Standard 1st year HS algebra course with "C" or better or successful completion of MATH 150B or MATH 151 within the last four years.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Description:
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An investigation of intermediate algebra topics with applications to problems encountered in surveying, civil engineering, construction technology, electronic & related engineering technologies.
(Grade Only)
Prerequisites:
Recommended:Standard 1st year HS algebra course with "C" or better or successful completion of MATH 150B or MATH 151 within the last four years.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00  Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Associate Degree:  Effective:  Fall 1981
 Inactive:  Fall 2009

Area:  B B MC
 Communication and Analytical Thinking Communication and Analytical Thinking Math Competency


CSU GE:  Transfer Area   Effective:  Inactive: 

IGETC:  Transfer Area   Effective:  Inactive: 

CSU Transfer:  Transferable  Effective:  Fall 1981  Inactive:  Spring 2016 

UC Transfer:   Effective:   Inactive:  

CID: 
Certificate/Major Applicable:
Certificate Applicable Course
COURSE CONTENT
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The student will:
1. Evaluate ratio and proportion problems.
2. Analyze applications of algebraic measurements of geometric solids.
3. Employ theories, concepts and skills of intermediate algebra to
applications found in surveying, civil engineering, construction
technology, and electronic technology.
4. Assess the application of complex numbers.
5. Propose the correct use of the Pythagorean theorem in the solution to
problems within the areas of surveying, civil engineering,construction
technology, and electronic technology.
6. Differentiate between various solutions to linear and nonlinear
equations through the use of algebra, determinants and matrices.
Topics and Scope
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Theories, concepts and skills of intermediate algebra with application in
solving selected problems in surveying, civil engineering, construction
technology, electronic and related engineering technologies.
1. Review of technical mathematics skills involving computation, algebra
and geometry.
2. Polynomials and Rational Expressions of an Algebraic Fraction.
3. Rational Exponents.
4. Equations and Inequalities.
5. Functions and Relations.
6. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
7. Sequence and Series, and Binomial Theorem.
8. Theory of Equations.
9. Introduction to Numerical Trigonometry involving trigonometric
functions, tables, application of the right triangle.
Assignments:
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Problem solving and application of:
1. Computational skills, ratio and proportion, measurement, power and
roots, polygon, triangle, circle, other geometric solids.
2. Complex fraction, complex factoring, solution of rational and literal
equations.
3. Simplification of expressions, radicals into fractional exponents,
complex numbers, Pythagorean theorem.
4. Solution of linear and nonlinear one variable equations, determinants
and matrices.
5. Linear and quadratic equations, polynomials.
6. Graphing, solution of exponential and logarithmic equations.
7. Finite and infinite geometric sequence and series, arithmetic pro
gressions, geometric progressions, sigma and factorial notation,
binomial theorem.
8. Synthetic division, rational roots of polynomial equations.
9. Trigonometric functions, trigonometric tables, and trigonometric
applications to the right triangle.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.  Writing 10  15% 
Written homework  
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or noncomputational problem solving skills.  Problem Solving 25  70% 
Homework problems, Exams  
Skill Demonstrations: All skillbased and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.  Skill Demonstrations 25  35% 
Performance exams  
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.  Exams 35  45% 
Multiple choice, True/false  
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.  Other Category 0  0% 
None  
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Technical Mathematics, 1999 Author: Linda Davis Publisher: Merrill
Applied Technical Mathematics,1999 Author: Merwin Ling Publisher: WCB
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