2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
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2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

MAT 141 - College Mathematics with Review

MAT 1142.
Description: Survey of mathematical topics and applications. Includes statistics, probability, exponential functions, finance, dimensional analysis and other selected discrete math topics with one hour per week of additional instruction provided by course instructor.  Note: Computer use and graphing calculator required (TI-83/84 recommended).

Prerequisites: Satisfactory score on the mathematics skills assessment.

General Education Competency: Quantitative Literacy

Credits: 4
Lecture: 4
Lab: 0

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
  7. Various developmental algebraic techniques to solve problems.

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)
  11. Use properties of equality to solve linear equations in one variable. (7)
  12. Solve formulae for one variable in terms of other variables. (7) 
  13. Graph linear equations in two variables by locating points and by using a point and a slope. (7)
  14. Interpret and apply slope as a rate of change. (7)
  15. Derive equations of lines from given information. (7)
  16. Simplify expressions using the rules for exponents. (7) 
  17. Add, subtract, multiply and divide expressions involving polynomials. (7)