Mathematics Course Descriptions

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Pre-College Mathematics

All students, regardless of background, must take BBCC’s math placement exam before being allowed to enroll in any math course.

DVS 080 Basic Mathematics 5 credits

This course will provide review and instruction in whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and problem solving. Students will learn strategies to deal with math anxiety and test taking.

Math 094 Introduction to Pre-algebra 5 credits

Prerequisite: Appropriate placement on the BBCC math placement test or completion of Math 080. The study of basic arithmetic and algebraic concepts and operations including operations with integers, fractions, decimals and percents; order of operations, measurement, the metric system, algebraic expressions, formulas and simple linear equations.

Math 098 Intermediate Algebra I 5 credits

Prerequisite: BBCC placement exam or completion of Math 094. This course includes the study of intermediate algebraic operations and concepts, and the structure and use of algebra. This includes solving, graphing, and solving applications of linear equations and systems of equations; simplifying, factoring, and solving quadratic functions, introduction to functions and models; and exponential and logarithmic functions along with applications. 

Math 099 Intermediate Algebra II 5 credits

Prerequisite: Appropriate scores in the BBCC Mathematics Assessment or successful completion of Math 098. This course is designed to prepare students for pre-calculus and finite math. It includes the study of inequalities, applications of systems, functions, radicals, rational exponents, radical equations, complex numbers, quadratic equations and their applications.

Mathematics

All students, regardless of background, must take BBCC’s math placement exam before being allowed to enroll in any math course.

MATH& 107 Math in Society 5 credits

Prerequisite: Appropriate scores in the BBCC Mathematics Assessment or successful completion of MPC 099 or MPC 091, 092, and 093. This course will introduce the non-math/science major to mathematical applications using the power of the graphing calculator. It will investigate mathematical modeling using functions in one or more variables and their applications to problems on population growth, economics, rates of change, etc.

MATH 120 College Algebra 5 credits

Prerequisite: Appropriate scores in the BBCC Mathematics Assessment or successful completion of MPC 099 or MPC 091, 092, and 093. Presents the student with the basic concepts and applications of college level algebra, introduction of functions, graphing, introduction to probability and right triangle trigonometry. This course is designed to be a college level, terminal, math course for the liberal arts major and also to prepare the science, engineering or business student for more advanced work.

MATH& 141 Precalculus I 5 credits

Prerequisite: MATH 120 or BBCC placement exam. This course will present the following concepts: non-linear inequalities, matrices and determinants, polynomial and rational functions, conic sections, theory of equations, sequences and series, mathematical induction.

MATH& 142 Precalculus II 5 credits

Prerequisite: MATH& 141 or BBCC placement exam. A comprehensive study of trigonometry, circular functions, right triangle trigonometry, analytical trigonometry, vectors, and applications.

MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics 5 credits

Prerequisite: Appropriate scores in the BBCC Mathematics Assessment or successful completion of MPC 093 or 099. An introduction to descriptive statistics, probability and its applications, statistical inference and hypothesis testing, predictive statistics, and linear regression.

MATH 147 Finite Mathematics 5 credits

Prerequisite: Appropriate scores in the BBCC Mathematics Assessment or successful completion of MPC 093 or 099. This course introduces the student to applications of linear functions in business; applications of matrices to systems of equations, linear programming and optimization, game theory, Markov chains, Leontiff input/output models, etc; introduction to probability and decision analysis.

MATH& 148 Business Calculus 5 credits

Prerequisite: MATH 120 or MATH 147, placement on BBCC math placement exam or instructor permission. Introductory Calculus for business and economics students. Includes an introduction to rates of change, differentiation, integration, areas, and appropriate calculus techniques. Includes applications to marginal analysis in economics, optimization, and other relevant applications.

MATH& 151 Calculus I 5 credits

Prerequisite: MATH& 142 or BBCC placement exam, or instructor permission. This course will introduce the student to the basic concepts of the calculus. It will give the student an appreciation of the calculus and its applications in the real world and will prepare the student for future work in mathematics and the sciences. Course includes functions, limits, continuity, derivatives and their applications, and integration and its applications.

MATH& 152 Calculus II 5 credits

Prerequisite: MATH& 151 or instructor permission. This course will expand on the applications and techniques of differentiation learned in the first quarter and give a depth study of integration including the fundamental methods of integrating elementary algebraic and transcendental functions. It will include the applications of the calculus to transcendental functions, analytical geometry and other relevant topics.

MATH& 163 Calculus III 5 credits

Prerequisite: MATH& 15
2 or instructor permission. This course will expand on the applications and techniques of differentiation learned in the first and second quarters. It will introduce the student to the calculus of sequences and series and the use of the MacLauren and Taylor series to approximate functions. It will introduce the student to the calculus of curvilinear functions and the concept of the vector and vector functions. It will also introduce the concept of a partial derivative and the maximization of functions given in more than one independent variable.

MATH 220 Linear Algebra 5 credits

Prerequisite: MATH& 152 or instructor permission. A study of matrix algebra and system of equations, abstract vector spaces including basis and dimension, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Some applications of linear algebra to illustrate the above concepts.

MATH 230 Differential Equations 5 credits

Prerequisite: MATH& 163 or instructor permission. This course will introduce the student to the solution elementary differential equations and standard applications of differential equations in science. It will include the solution of first order linear differential equations with applications to exponential growth and decay problems, mixture problems, orthogonal trajectories, etc., solutions to second order differential equations with applications to harmonic motion, and the LaPlace transform.

MATH 271 Multi-variable Calculus 5 credits

Prerequisite: MATH& 163 or instructor permission. An introduction to multi-variable calculus. The study of three dimensional space curves, vector-valued functions, partial derivatives, differential derivatives, multiple integration, vector fields, line integrals, Green’s and Stoke’s theorems, surface integrals, and the divergence theorem.

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