Mathematics Course Descriptions

Number sequencing next to course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.

MT 103 Algebra I - Part I 4-0-4
The first in a sequence of preparatory courses covering Algebra I. Topics include: fractions; decimals; percent; operations with real numbers; properties of real numbers; solving linear equations and inequalities; applications of algebra; equations of lines; graphing linear equations and inequalities; functions; exponents; operations with polynomials. The institutional credits awarded for this course do not count toward graduation requirements but are calculated into GPA. Completion of this course requires a grade of “C” or higher. (Prerequisite: MT 111 with a grade of “C” or higher or recommendation by the Math Department based on placement testing.)

MT 104 Algebra I - Part II 4-0-4
The second in a sequence of preparatory courses covering Algebra I. Topics include:
systems of linear equations and inequalities; factoring polynomials; quadratic equations; rational expressions and equations; radical expressions and equations; rational exponents; complex numbers; applications of algebra. The institutional credits awarded for this course do not count toward graduation requirements but are calculated into GPA. Completion of this course requires a grade of “C” or higher. (Prerequisite: MT 103 with a grade of “C” or higher.)

MT 108 Introductory Technical Mathematics I 4-0-4
The first in a sequence of preparatory courses for students planning to major in engineering technologies and sciences. Topics include: fractions; decimals; percent; exponents; real numbers; polynomials; US and metric measurements; scientific notation; linear equations; factoring; graphing; geometric concepts; formulas. The institutional credits awarded for this course do not count toward graduation requirements but are calculated into GPA.  Completion of this course requires a grade of “C” or higher.

MT 109 Introductory Technical Mathematics II 4-0-4
The second in a sequence of preparatory courses for students planning to major in engineering technologies and sciences. Topics include: systems of linear equations; radicals; complex numbers; rational expressions and equations; quadratic equations; higher-degree equations; exponential and logarithmic expressions and equations; inequalities; trigonometry; graphing functions. A graphing calculator will be required*. The institutional credits awarded for this course do not count toward graduation requirements but are calculated into GPA. Completion of this course requires a grade of “C” or higher. (Prerequisite: MT 108 with a grade of “C” or higher.)

MT 111 Pre-Algebra 4-0-4
This course will review the essential math skills required for success in an elementary algebra course. Topics include: basic arithmetic operations with whole numbers; signed numbers; fractions; decimals; percent; ratio and proportion; basic algebra; graphing. The institutional credits awarded for this course do not count toward graduation requirements but are calculated into GPA. Completion of this course requires a grade of “C” or higher.

MT 113 Accelerated Introductory Mathematics 6-0-6
This course is designed for those students who are starting engineering technology or information technology programs and need a review of high school algebra, algebra II, or geometry. Topics include: introduction to algebra, solutions of linear equations, factoring algebraic fractions, exponents, quadratic equations, properties of logarithms, basic concepts of geometry including the Pythagorean theorem, similar figures and solid geometry, trigonometry. A graphing calculator* will be required. The six institutional credits awarded for this course do not count toward graduation requirements but are calculated into GPA. Completion of this course with a grade “C” or higher will satisfy the math prerequisite for MT 133. (Prerequisite: high school Algebra I)

MT 115 Practical Mathematics in Electronic Technology 4-1-1
This course is designed to reinforce basic mathematical concepts and introduce terminology and problem solving with applications employed in Engineering Technology to students planning to enter the AGGP, EET, or CPET curriculums. Topics include: algebra; engineering notation; precision and accuracy of numbers; literal equations; unit conversions; basic electric circuits; component identification; measurement techniques. Exercises and laboratory experiments will concentrate on developing methods of analysis employed in problem solving. Emphasis is placed on terminology and development of methods and analytical skills applied in engineering technologies. Theory will be reinforced through laboratory experiments. A graphing calculator will be required.* Grading will be Pass/Fail.

MT 120 Topics in Applied College Mathematics 4-0-4
This course is designed to expose the student to a wide range of general mathematics. Problem solving and critical thinking skills, along with the use of technology, will be emphasized and reinforced throughout the course as the student becomes actively involved in solving applied problems. Topics include: number theory and systems; functions and modeling; finance; geometry; measurement; probability; statistics; selected subtopics related to the student’s major field of study.  (Prerequisite: MT 103 with a grade of “C” or higher or the high school equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher.)

MT 124 College Algebra 4-0-4
Topics include: linear, quadratic and higher degree equations; rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic equations; graphs of functions; models and applications of functions; systems of linear equations; matrices; conic sections; sequences, series, and the binomial theorem. A graphing calculator is required.* (Prerequisite: High school Algebra I with a grade of “C” or higher or MT 103 and MT 104, both with grades of “C” or higher.)

MT 125 Finite Mathematics 4-0-4
Topics include: matrices; linear programming; counting techniques; sets; probability; statistics; mathematics of finance; Markov chains; game theory. Applications will be emphasized. A graphing calculator will be required.* (Prerequisite: MT 124)

MT 129 Math for Allied Health 3-0-3
This course is designed for students in the allied health fields. Topics include: arithmetic operations; geometry; conversion of units; dosage calculations; linear functions, statistics and probability; inductive and deductive reasoning. A graphing calculator is recommended.* (Prerequisite: High school Algebra I with a grade of “C”, or higher or MT 103 and MT 104 with grades of “C” or higher.)

MT 133 Elementary Functions 4-0-4
The first in a sequence of precalculus courses.  Topics include: linear, exponential, and logarithmic equations; graphs of functions with transformations; operations with functions; modeling with functions; right triangle trigonometry; oblique triangles; polar coordinates; vectors; systems of linear equations; matrices.  A graphing calculator is required.* (Prerequisite: High school Algebra I with a grade of “C” or higher, or MT 108 and MT 109 with grades of “C” or higher.  Prior knowledge of Algebra II and geometry is also assumed.)

MT 134 Pre-Calculus 4-0-4
The second in a sequence of pre-calculus courses.  Topics include: complex numbers; polynomial and rational functions and their graphs; trigonometric identities and equations; non-linear systems and inequalities; conic sections; sequences and series; counting methods; binomial theorem; limits and continuity. A graphing calculator is required.* (Prerequisite: MT 133)

MT 205 Calculus I 4-0-4
This course in the calculus of one variable will include: limits; derivatives of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions; antiderivatives; and an introduction to integration. Applications will be stressed throughout the course including: velocity, acceleration, curve sketching, optimization and related rates. A graphing calculator is required.* (Prerequisite: MT 134)

MT 206 Calculus II 4-0-4
Topics include: indefinite integration; the definite integral; the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; integrals of elementary transcendental functions; techniques of integration; polar coordinates; and power series including Taylor series. Applications will be stressed throughout the course including: area; volumes of revolution; centroids; and moments of inertia. A graphing calculator is required.* (Prerequisite: MT 205)

MT 208 Multivariable Calculus 4-0-4
A study of vectors, vector products, vector algebra, and vector-valued functions; motion in space; partial differentiation, gradient, divergence, curl, chain rule, tangent planes, extrema, Lagrange multipliers; multiple, line, and surface integrals; divergence, Green’s and Stokes’ theorems. A graphing calculator is required.* (Prerequisite: MT 206)

MT 210 Differential Equations 4-0-4
Topics include: methods of solving and applications of ordinary first- and second-order differential equations; Laplace Transformations; series solutions; basics of linear algebra; systems of differential equations. A graphing calculator is required.* (Prerequisite: MT 206)

MT 251 Statistics 4-0-4
Topics include: basic measurements of central tendency and variability; frequency distributions; probability; binomial, Poisson, Chi-square, Student t, and normal distributions; sampling distributions; estimation of parameters; hypothesis testing; correlation; simple and multiple regression; prediction intervals. A graphing calculator will be required.* (Prerequisite: MT 124)

MT 271 Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists 4-0-4
Topics include: descriptive statistics; probability and probability distributions; statistical test and confidence intervals for one and two samples; building regression models; designing and analyzing experiments; statistical process control. Includes use of a statistical software package throughout the course.  A graphing calculator will be required.*  (Prerequisite: MT 205)

* Texas Instruments model TI-83 or TI-84.