2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

MAT 142 - College Mathematics

MAT 1142.
Description: Topics and applications in counting, probability, statistics, dimensional analysis, mathematical modeling, and consumer mathematics. Note: Computer use and graphing calculator required (TI-83/84 recommended).

Prerequisites: MAT 092  or a satisfactory score on the mathematics skills assessment.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Introduction to counting
  2. Introduction to probability
  3. Introduction to descriptive statistics and the normal distribution
  4. Dimensional analysis
  5. Mathematical models of growth and decay
  6. Consumer mathematics

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply the fundamental counting principle, combinations and permutations to applications involving counting. (1)
  2. Compute empirical and theoretical probabilities of simple and compound events. (2)
  3. Compute conditional probabilities in applications. (2)
  4. Analyze graphical and numerical summaries of data, including measures of central tendency and dispersion. (3) 
  5. Use the basic properties of the normal curve to solve applied problems. (3)
  6. Use dimensional analysis to make conversions within and between metric and U.S. measurement systems. (4)
  7. Create and apply linear, quadratic and exponential models. (5)
  8. Compute quantities involved in simple and compound interest. (6)
  9. Compute quantities involved in annuities and mortgages. (6)
  10. Compute quantities involved in credit card and consumer loans. (6)