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 Course Title:   Precalculus II

 Title Abbreviation:   PRECALCULUS II

 Department:    MATH&

 Course #:    142

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    270101

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

This course covers trigonometric functions, complex numbers, the solution of triangles, and conic sections. A graphing calculator may be required.


Prerequisite: MATH& 141 with a grade of C or higher, or equivalent math placement score.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Natural Sciences, Quantitative  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU 163.2
OTHER Meets GUR at 3 BIS
U of W T only with 111 otherwise MATH TX
WSU 107 When transtering with 111
WWU T 115

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate trigonometric functions with tables or a calculator.
  2. Graph trigonometric functions.
  3. Graph conic sections.
  4. Prove identities.
  5. Use addition and subtraction, multiple angle, and half-angle formulas.
  6. Solve right triangles.
  7. Use the law of sines and cosines in the solution of oblique triangles.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of and use the trigonometric form of complex numbers for solving problems.
  9. Use DeMoivre??s Theorem.
  10. Use trigonometry to solve vector problems.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.1 Analyze problems to determine what mathematical principles apply.
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).
8.4 Communicate mathematical information effectively.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Trigonometric functions of angles
  2. Circular functions
  3. Graphs of trigonometric functions
  4. Solution of right and oblique triangles
  5. Proving identities
  6. Addition, subtraction, multiple angle and half angle formulas
  7. Inverse trigonometric functions
  8. DeMoivre??s Theorem
  9. Vectors
  10. Graphs of conic sections