Description:
This course is for students who have previously had high school algebra and trigonometry, but who are not prepared to start calculus, and want to take on a fast-paced refresher course covering precalculus topics. Topics will include: Functions-graphing and properties; polynomial and rational functions; modeling; fundamental theorem of algebra; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric functions; trigonometric identities, formulas, equations, and inverses; systems of linear equations; partial fraction decomposition; polar coordinates; conics; and parametric equations.

Topical Outline:

1. Polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic function properties and graphs 2. Finding zeros of polynomial functions 3. Trigonometric and inverse trigonometric function properties and graphs 4. Solving polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric equations 5. Applications of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions 6. Analytic geometry and systems of equations

Learning Outcomes:
1. Acquire an in-depth knowledge of quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions
2. Find zeroes of polynomial functions
3. Solve polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric equations
4. Solve applications involving polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions