• Program: Math
  • Course: Precalculus with Trigonometry
  • Course #: MATH2250
  • Total Credits: 5

Course Description

This course will provide the necessary foundation for a standard calculus course. Topics include functions and their equations, exponential and logarithmic functions and their applications, right triangle trigonometry, law of sines and law of cosines, trigonometric functions and their inverses, trigonometric identities and equations, difference quotients, vectors, polar coordinates, and parametric equations. Students will also utilize their graphing calculator in solving and graphing functions.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Utilize a graphing calculator for various tasks
Graph advanced functions, vectors, polar coordinates, and parametric equations
Model a given data set or situation using the appropriate function
Compute trigonometric function values
Perform algebraic operations and compositions on functions
Apply function transformations
Apply fundamental theorems relating to polynomials
Solve higher degree polynomial equations and inequalities
Prove trigonometric identities
Convert between radian and degree measure
Determine the domain, range, and the inverse of trigonometric functions
Solve trigonometric equations
Interpret difference quotients
Analyze a vector's form, magnitude, and direction
Perform vector operations
Interconvert polar coordinates, rectangular coordinates, and complex numbers
Evaluate parametric equations for given values of a parameter
Solve mathematical application problems

Credit Details
  • Total Credits: 5
  • Credit Type: Lecture
  • Credits:  5
  • MnTC Goal: 2 & 4
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on math assessment test OR MATH2100 or MATH2150 or MATH2200
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie