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Introduction to Mathematical Modeling - MATH 1101

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This course is an introduction to mathematical modeling using graphical, numerical, symbolic, and verbal techniques to describe and explore real-world data and phenomena. Emphasis is on the use of elementary functions to investigate and analyze applied problems and questions, supported by the use of appropriate technology, and on effective communication of quantitative concepts and results.


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After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the concept and basic properties of functions.
  • Understand the concept and basic properties of linear functions.
  • Understand the concept and basic properties of quadratic functions.
  • Understand the concept and basic properties of polynomials.
  • Understand the concept and properties of exponential functions.
  • Understand the concept and basic properties of logarithms.
  • Understand the concept and basic properties of piecewise-defined functions.
  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to Functions
  • Lesson 2 - Functions, Graphs, Solving and Applications
  • Lesson 3 - Linear Functions
  • Lesson 4 - Quadratic Functions
  • Lesson 5 - Power an Polynomial Functions
  • Lesson 6 - Exponential Functions
  • Lesson 7 - Logarithmic Functions
  • Lesson 8 - Piecewise-Defined Functions

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Participation/Discussions – 10%
  • Online Quizzes – 20%
  • Online Tests (4) – 40%
  • Proctored Midterm Exam – 15%
  • Proctored Final Exam – 15%

TI-83 plus or TI-84 plus calculator

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