Instructor Dr. Charlie Jones (email@example.com)
Textbook: Precalculus: Enhanced with Graphing Utilities, 5th ed. by Michael Sullivan & Michael Sullivan III.
We will also use graphing calculators and computer software.
Math Analysis is a pre-calculus course that includes an in-depth conceptual analysis of algebraic, polynomial, rational, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions. Topics include graphical behavior, domains and ranges, roots (real & complex), turning points using the first derivative, graphing (using transformations with and without a graphing calculator), application problem solving and data analysis (using introductory statistics, given data, and data gathered in laboratory activities), and an introduction to integration. Parametric equations are presented with a focus on applications and conceptual analysis. Analysis includes required algebraic proofs and/or conceptual explanations in all written and oral presentations. Graphing calculators, spreadsheets, and a computer algebra system are used extensively. The study of matrices is included and optional topics include an introduction to sequences and series.