MTH 135 - Introduction to Technical Mathematics*
An introductory course dealing with the development of algebraic and trigonometric concepts needed to solve problems in various technical areas. Topics include measurement and approximation, ratio and proportion, dimensional analysis, intermediate algebra, geometry, and right triangle trigonometry. Four class hours. NOTE: A specific calculator will be required of all students in this course.
Prerequisite: MTH 098 with a grade of C or better, or MCC Level 6 Mathematics Placement. *MTH 135, MTH 140 and/or MTH 141 are required in various technology programs. They do not fulfill a mathematics requirement for an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Perform reductions or conversions to appropriate units of measurement in the measurement systems.
2. Perform calculations with approximate numbers.
3. Solve a variety of equations which may include literal, linear, or quadratic.
4. Perform arithmetic operations on expressions that may include exponents, scientific notation, or roots.
5. Factor polynomials which may be either binomial or trinomial.
6. Perform arithmetic operations with rational expressions.
7. Graph various equations which may include linear or quadratic.
8. Calculate measures of geometric figures which may include perimeter, area, or volume.
9. Solve applications involving right triangles.
Course Offered Fall and Spring