Math and Statistics Courses

MATH 103 — Intermediate Algebra

5.0 units; 5 hours per week in class; Non-transferable

This one-semester course extends many of the concepts introduced in elementary algebra. The real number properties, polynomials, rational expressions, first degree equations, inequalities and applications, exponents, radicals, quadratic equations, and complex numbers are treated in greater detail. In addition, functions and their graphs, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, linear programming, and exponential and logarithmic functions are covered.

MATH 104 — Plane Trigonometry

3.0 units; 3 hours per week in class; CSU transferable only

Trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions; graphs, equations, and identities involving the trigonometric functions; triangle solutions, vector applications, and DeMoivre's Theorem.

MATH 105 — College Algebra

4.0 units; 4 hours per week in class; UC and CSU transferable

This course includes an introduction to the elementary logic necessary for understanding mathematical proofs; emphasis on functions and graphs (both algebraic and transcendental); polynomial equations and their roots; solutions of inequalities (including absolute values); introduction to sequences, series, and conic sections.

MATH 109 — Pre-Calculus College Algebra and Trigonometry

5.0 units; 5 hours per week in class; UC and CSU transferable

This course includes an introduction to the elementary logic necessary for understanding mathematical proofs; emphasis on functions and graphs (both algebraic and transcendental); polynomial equations and their roots; solutions of inequalities (including absolute values); introduction to sequences, series, and conic sections.

MATH 115 — Probability and Statistics

4.0 units; 4 hours per week in class; UC and CSU transferable

An in-depth introduction to probability and statistics appropriate for students in the math and life/earth science disciplines. Descriptive statistics, introduction to probability theory, probability distributions, data sampling, estimation, correlation, hypothesis testing.

MATH 121 — Calculus I with Applications

3.0 units; 3 hours per week in class; UC and CSU transferable

Topics include limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, exponential and logarithmic functions. Standard applications of the derivative to drawing graphs of functions of one real variable and to optimization problems are included. Business applications of profit maximization and consumer/producer surplus are covered.

STAT 115 — Introduction to Statistics

4.0 units; 4 hours per week in class; Transferable

(Credit will be awarded for either Math 115 or STAT 115, but not both courses.) This course introduces statistics for students in business, social sciences, psychology, life science, health sciences and education disciplines. It covers descriptive statistics, probability hypothesis testing, linear and multiple regression, correlation, sampling, statistical inference and time series analysis. Illustrations are taken from the various social sciences, business, life science, health sciences and education disciplines. Students are instructed in the use of computer spreadsheet software to solve statistical and data analysis problems. (CSU/UC) AA/AS Area E, CSU Area B-4, IGETC Area 2, C-ID: MATH 110