STEM 1010 - Mathematics and Technology (QS)
This course teaches the use of technology to improve the utility of mathematics for a student. Students will extend their mathematical literacy, problem-solving skills, and enthusiasm for the power and beauty of mathematics as a tool for quantifying their world. This course will help a student master mathematical techniques and concepts through exposure to important problems they are likely to encounter in technology based fields. Topics covered include the following:
1) Mastery of fractions including both rational and decimal representations. 2) Review of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry and their application to technological situations as well as in art, architecture, music and nature 3) Circles and arcs 4) Vector problems applied to static situations; 5) Practical calculus including both differentiation and integration in rich practical situation 6) The use of Transcendentals including Sin, Cos, Tan, Exp and their inverses in modeling and solving problems 7) Imaginary numbers as a tool to express magnitude and phase. 8) Linear algebra with matrix methods to solve multivariable systems. 9) Graphing as a technique to understand the behavior and meaning of mathematical functions. 10) Basic ideas underlying probability, sampling and statistics.
Prerequisite: Within the last year: MATH 0980 w/C grade or better or appropriate placement score; and ENGL 0990 w/C grade or better.
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