To succeed in Precalculus, a student must have completed a year’s course in Algebra II, learning how to graph functions and solve systems of equations and inequalities. She must understand complex numbers and have knowledge of exponential and logarithmic functions and probability. She should be comfortable with rational and irrational algebraic expressions.
This course will study further properties of functions and inverse functions, polynomials with real and complex zeros, exponential and logarithmic functions and equations, trigonometric functions and equations, polar coordinates, vectors, matrices, analytic geometry, sequence and series, and a brief introduction to the concept of limits and calculus. The course will have an emphasis on modeling of real world applications using the math concepts.