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FAQ to Succeed in MAT205 – TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS II



What math do I need to take to get into MAT205?

Who should take MAT205?

What will I learn in MAT205?

What materials will I need for MAT205?

What websites can I use to prepare for MAT205?

What if I have more questions?




What math do I need to take to get into MAT205?
 
Students can take this course after successfully completing MAT105 Technical Mathematics I at Clinton Community College (CCC) or an equivalent course at another recognized institution. Students may also place directly into this course by scoring sufficiently high on the CCC math placement exam or by recommendation of a math faculty member.
 


Who should take MAT205?


This course is generally taken by students enrolled in technology programs (e.g. Computer Technology, Electrical Technology, Industrial Technology, and Wind Energy & Turbine Technology); however, other students who have met the prerequisites may take this course as a math elective. Successful completion of MAT205 will satisfy the SUNY General Education Requirement for the knowledge area of mathematics.



What will I learn in MAT205?


This is the second course in a two-semester sequence of intermediate algebra and trigonometry with technical applications. Course topics include operations on exponents and radicals, exponential and logarithmic functions and equations, radians, trigonometric functions of any angle, sinusoidal functions and graphing, oblique triangles, vectors, complex numbers and their applications, inequalities, ratio and proportion, variation, and (optional) an introduction to statistics. If time permits, a brief intuitive approach to calculus will be covered. The use of a graphing calculator is required for this course to further the exploration of these topics and their applications. Near the end of the course, students will complete a comprehensive, departmental final exam.

What materials will I need for MAT205?

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:

Basic Technical Mathematics w/MyMathLab, 10th edition; Allyn J. Washington. Pearson/Prentice Hall. ISBN # 978-0-321-92405-6

MyMathLab Student Access Kit (Stand Alone), Pearson/Prentice Hall. ISBN# 978-0-321-19991-1

(Student's will have the option to use the text w/MyMathLab OR the Stand Alone MyMathLab Student Access Kit).


REQUIRED MATERIALS:

A graphing calculator (the TI-83, TI-83 Plus, or TI-84 Plus)


What websites can I use to prepare for MAT205?
 
The Math Department at CCC recommends that you review the following prerequisite topics to prepare for MAT205:

  1. Operations with real numbers, including fractions and decimals
  2. Significant digits and unit conversions
  3. Applying basic geometric formulas
  4. Factoring polynomials
  5. Simplifying expressions involving algebraic fractions, complex fractions, and integral exponents
  6. Solving linear and quadratic equations
  7. Families of functions and transformations
  8. Right triangle trigonometry.

(If you have the textbook listed above, you should review chapters 1- 7.)


You can do this from home by selecting any of the aforementioned topics on the math-tutorial websites listed below; there you will find mini-lectures, worked problems, practice problems and helpful tips.


What if I have more questions?
 
Feel free to contact a member of the Math Department in person, by phone or via email. A list of department members can be found on the CCC website at:

http://www.clinton.edu/MathDepartment/content-staff/gid/85/default.cml


For more details on MAT 205 course objectives visit: MAT205 Course Information Sheet