Math 130 S2 2023: Precalculus Mathematics
Welcome to Math 130, also known as Precalculus! This course offers a comprehensive exploration of various mathematical skills that lay the foundation for learning calculus. Throughout this journey, we will dive into essential topics such as calculating and manipulating functions and data, learning to use the unit circle for basic trigonometry, exploring the fascinating realm of parametric equations, and unraveling the mysteries of conic sections (See above graphic). By the end of this course, you will have developed a solid understanding of these fundamental concepts, equipping you with the necessary tools to excel in advanced mathematical studies. The skills and knowledge you acquire here will serve as a stepping stone towards conquering the world of calculus and beyond. In addition to building a strong mathematical foundation, this course aims to cultivate critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. You will be presented with real-world applications, challenging you to apply your mathematical knowledge to solve practical problems and make connections with various disciplines. Throughout the semester, I encourage you to actively engage in class discussions, ask questions, and seek clarification whenever needed. Remember that your success in this course is not solely measured by the grades you achieve, but by the depth of understanding and the skills you acquire along the way. I look forward to embarking on this mathematical journey together and guiding you towards a successful and fulfilling experience in Math 130, where the world of precalculus awaits!