MAT 2302: Pre-Calculus


Explores in-depth, pre-calculus mathematics. Topics include functions and their graphs, a study of polynomials and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conics, and an introduction to calculus.


  1. Interpret basic functions algebraically and graphically.
  2. Examine polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
  3. Solve computational and applied problems involving trigonometric functions.
  4. Relate concepts of two-dimensional space.
  5. Solve systems of equations and inequalities containing two or three variables.
  6. Create matrices using matrix operations.
  7. Interpret ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas algebraically and graphically.
  8. Illustrate the limit of monomial, polynomial, rational, and piecewise functions.


  1. MAT 1302


Precalculus (Rev: 5th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2014)
Author: Blitzer, R.
ISBN: 9780321837349
Price: $174.33

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