MTH 152 - Survey of Mathematics for Technicians
A course focused on mathematical concepts needed to solve problems in technical areas. Topics include, but are not limited to: measurements; geometry; exponents; solving equations that are literal, linear, quadratic, and proportions; solving systems of two linear equations; operations on complex numbers; evaluating functions; graphs of linear, quadratic, and sinusoidal equations; trigonometry of right and oblique triangles; vectors; and applications of these topics. MTH 152 is required in various technology programs. This course does not fulfill a mathematics requirement for an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 150 with a grade of C or better, or MCC Level 6 Mathematics Placement
SUNY General Education: SUNY-M - Mathematics (SMAT)
MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-QL - Quantitative Literacy (MQL)
Course Learning Outcomes
1.Perform arithmetic calculations with approximate numbers.
2.Perform reductions or conversions to appropriate units of measurement in the measurement systems.
3.Calculate measures of geometric figures which may include perimeter, area, or volume.
4.Perform arithmetic operations on expressions that may include exponents or scientific notation.
5.Use algebraic methods to solve a variety of equations which may include literal, linear, or quadratic.
6.Solve systems of two linear equations in two variables algebraically.
7.Perform arithmetic operations on complex numbers in rectangular form.
8.Evaluate a function expressed in function notation for a specified input value.
9.Find the domain or range of functions.
10.Graph various equations which may include linear, quadratic, or sinusoidal, or functions defined by a table of data.
11.Convert an angle measurement between radians and degrees.
12.Solve applications involving right triangles or oblique triangles.
13.Solve application problems involving the addition of vectors.
14.Determine the features of sinusoidal functions which may include amplitude, period, frequency, or displacement.