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2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MA 130 - Functions

This course is designed to give students the preparation they need to succeed in calculus and to apply their knowledge of algebraic and transcendental functions to other fields of study. Linear, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, polynomial, rational, and piecewise-defined functions are examined from symbolic, graphical, numerical, and verbal points of view. Topics include sketching and analyzing graphs, rates of change, inverses, and transformations of functions. Applications to science, social science, and business will be included. A scientific graphing calculator is required. This course is not available for credit to students who have successfully completed a course equivalent to MA 165 or higher. Exceptions must be approved by the department of mathematics and computer science.

Prerequisites & Notes
  or strong high school algebra background.

Credits: 3

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