So I've been annoyed with my college recently because of their grading system on this accuplacer tests. Along with the fact that the staff are annoying and ugh. long story short I need to get into higher math classes as quick as possible.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I'm gifted at math and figure that I'll be able to keep my 4.0 for a while.

I don't have much time to mess around and slack, I'm one of those diehard that will get something done until it's done.

I don't understand why I can't take college algebra with trig at the same time, so I looked at my other option which is a precalc course. I'm sure it combines all of the concepts of college algebra and plane trigonometry.

I'm asking some of you if you think I should take the precalc course. The whole problem is, if I take Coll. Alg. I have to wait another semester to get into Trig.. I don't feel like playing games with time. I don't have time to play around. If I take precalc, boom, i get right into calc alotquicker.

Here's the course descriptions, see if you can help me out here:

College Algebra

IAI: None 1.1

College Algebra includes a review of intermediate

algebra, though it covers the overlapping

material more quickly and at a

deeper level. The course develops the concept

of a function and its graph, inverse

functions, exponential functions and their

applications, and systems of linear equations

and the matrix methods useful in

solving those systems. The course will also

cover the theory of equations. Optional

topics to be covered if time permits are

sequences and series, the binomial theorem

and mathematical induction.

Prerequisite: MTH 098 or equivalent

Geometry and Intermediate Algebra both

with a grade of “C” or higher.

Credit: 3 semester hours

Lecture: 3 Lab: 0

Plane Trigonometry

IAI: MTM 901 1.1

Plane Trigonometry is a study of measures

of angles, trigonometric functions of acute

and general angles, inverse functions,

graphs, fundamental identities, trigonometric

formulas and equations, applications,

vectors, complex numbers, and topics

in analytic geometry.

Prerequisite: MTH 120 or equivalent with

a grade of “C” or higher.

Credit: 3 semester hours

Lecture: 3 Lab: 0

PRECALC

Precalculus Mathematics is intended for

students preparing for MTH 135 and covers

the material of MTH 120 and MTH 125

at a more rapid pace than those individual

courses. Among the topics covered in this

course are: functions and graphs, including

linear, polynomial, rational, exponential,

and logarithmic functions; complex numbers

and theory of equations; trigonometric

functions, their basic properties and

graphs; identities; inverse trigonometric

functions; trigonometric equations; Law of

Sines, Law of Cosines; conics, parametric

equations, and polar coordinates. Optional

topics will be covered as time permits, e.g.

DeMoivre’s theorem and Nth roots,

sequences, mathematical induction, and

the bionomial theorem. Students may not

earn more than six credits for any combination

of MTH 120, 125, and 132.

Prerequisite: MTH 098 or equivalent

Geometry and Intermediate Algebra both

with a grade of “C” or higher.

Credit: 5 semester

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