Summer 2010
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Math BA
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Math B1B
Math B6B
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Math B1B
Math B2
Math B16
Math B23
Math B24
Math B25
Math B4B
Math B21
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Last updated:
06/01/2010

Other Math Courses Taught Regularly
Course Descriptions
MATH BD Intermediate Algebra (5 units)
Sets and operations, signed numbers,
factoring, linear equations, simple and complex fractions, functional
notation, simple graphs, exponents and radicals, quadratic equations,
the conics, variation, determinants, logarithms, exponential equations,
sequences and series and the binomial expansion. Prerequisite:
MATH BA or one year of high school
algebra or equivalent with a grade of C. Recommended:
Reading Level 5 or 6. Hours:
90 lect. Offered:
F, S, SS. CCS:
Liberal Arts & Sciences. Not
Transferable: Associate Degree only. BC GE B.2.
MATH B1b Precalculus II (4 units) Definitions of trigonometric
functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, use of trigonometric
functions in problem solving, derivation of trigonometric identities,
verification of trigonometric identities solution of conditional
trigonometric equations, study of inverse trigonometric functions,
trigonometric form of complex numbers and DeMoivres Theorem; analytic
geometry, mathematical induction, an introduction to sequences and
series. Prerequisite: MATH B1a or equivalent. Hours: 72 lect. Offered:
F, S, SS. CCS: Liberal Arts and Sciences. Transferable: UC, CSU and
private colleges. BC GE B.2; CSU GE B.4; IGETC 2.
MATH B2 Basic Functions and Calculus for Business (5 units)
Modern concepts in mathematics emphasizing applications to business.
Functions and the basic concepts of differential calculus with
introductions to integral calculus and multivariable calculus.
Prerequisite: MATH BD or two years of high school algebra or equivalent
with a grade of C. Hours: 90 lect. Offered: F, S. CCS: Liberal Arts &
Sciences. Transferable: UC, CSU and private colleges. BC GE B.2; CSU GE
B.4; IGETC 2.
MATH B4a Mathematics for Elementary School Teaching I (5 units)
Designed for prospective elementary school teachers. Development of
real numbers including integers, rational and irrational numbers,
computation, prime numbers and factorizations, and problemsolving
strategies. Prerequisite: MATH BD or equivalent with a grade of C.
Recommended: Reading Level 5 or 6. Hours: 90 lect. Offered: F, S. CCS:
Liberal Arts and Sciences. Transferable: UC, CSU and private colleges.
BC GE B.2
MATH B4b Mathematics for Elementary School Teaching II (5 units)
Designed for prospective elementary school teachers. Counting methods,
elementary probability and statistics. Topics in geometry to include
polygons, congruence and similarity, measurement, geometric
transformations, coordinate geometry, and connections between numbers
and geometry with selected applications. Prerequisite: MATH B4a. Hours:
90. Offered: F, S. CCS: Liberal Arts and Sciences. Transferable: UC, CSU
and private colleges.
MATH B6a Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (4 units) Elements
of analytic geometry, differential calculus and introduction to
integration of algebraic functions. Prerequisite: MATH B1b or equivalent
with a grade of C or better. Hours: 72 lect. Offered: F, S. CCS:
Liberal Arts & Sciences. Transferable: UC, CSU and private colleges. BC
GE B.2; CSU GE B.4; IGETC 2.
MATH B6b Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4 units)
Transcendental functions, polar coordinates, sequences, infinite series
and methods of integration. Further exposure to techniques and
applications of differential and integral calculus. Prerequisite: MATH
B6a or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Hours: 72 lect.
Offered: F, S. CCS: Liberal Arts & Sciences. Transferable: UC, CSU and
private colleges. BC GE B.2; CSU GE B.4; IGETC 2.
MATH B6c Calculus III (4 units) Continuation of Calculus II.
Vectors and parametric equations, vectorvalued functions, partial
differentiation, multiple integrals, vector analysis, including theorems
of Green, Gauss and Stokes. Prerequisite: MATH B6b or equivalent with a
grade of C. Hours: 72 lect. Offered: F, S. CCS: Liberal Arts &
Sciences. Transferable: UC, CSU and private colleges. IGETC 2.
MATH B6d Ordinary Differential Equations (3 units) Vector
spaces and linear transformations; elementary differential equations;
Laplace transforms; series solutions and systems of differential
equations; matrices and eigenvalues. Prerequisite: MATH B6c or
equivalent with a grade of C. Hours: 54 lect. Offered: F, S. CCS:
Liberal Arts & Sciences. Transferable: UC, CSU and private colleges.
IGETC 2.
MATH B6e Elementary Linear Algebra (3 units) Real and complex
number fields, vector spaces, linear transformation, matrices, systems
of equations and matrix inversion, determinants, eigenvalues and
eigenvectors. Prerequisite: MATH B6c or equivalent with a grade of C.
Hours: 54 lect. Offered: S. CCS: Liberal Arts & Sciences. Transferable:
UC, CSU and private colleges. IGETC 2 MATH
B16 Liberal Arts Mathematics (4 units) Major mathematical concepts in
the areas of management, science, statistics, social choice, the
geometry of size and shape, and mathematics for computer science.
Emphasis is on real world applications. Students will learn to think
logically andread technical information critically. Historical
vignettes. For liberal arts students. Prerequisite: MATH BD or
equivalent with a grade of C. Recommended: Reading Level 5 or 6.
Hours: 90 lect. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Liberal Arts & Sciences.
Transferable: UC, CSU and private colleges. BC GE B.2; CSU GE B.4.
MATH
B21 Special Projects in Mathematics (12 units. Limit 4 units)
Individually directed work in mathematics, including advanced topics,
research projects, special problems and applications of mathematics to
specific subject areas. Interested students should talk with their math
instructor for an evaluation of their math skills. Hours: 18 for each
unit. Field trip may be required. Repeat: 3. CCS: Liberal Arts &
Sciences. Transferable: CSU and private colleges. BC GE B.2.
MATH B22
Elementary Probability and Statistics (5 units) Graphical methods of
description of data, finite probability; discrete and continuous random
variables; sampling distributions; hypothesis testing for large and
small samples, analysis of variance, nonparametric statistics; linear
regression and correlation. Prerequisite: MATH BD or equivalent with a
grade of C or higher. Hours: 90 lect. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Liberal
Arts & Sciences. Transferable: UC, CSU and private colleges. BC GE B.2;
CSU GE B.4; IGETC 2.
MATH B23 Finite Mathematics (3 units) Includes
solving equations and inequalities in one variable, relations and
functions, matrices, linear inequalities in two variables, linear
programming, mathematics of finance including simple and compound
interest, annuities, sets and counting, and Venn diagrams. Prerequisite:
Math BD with a grade of C or better. Hours: 54 lect. Offered: F, S.
CCS: Liberal Arts and Sciences. Transferable: UC, CSU and private
colleges. BC GE B.2; CSU GE B.4; IGETC 2.
MATH B24 Early Field
Experience in the Elementary School Classroom with an Emphasis in
Mathematics (2 units) Observation and supervised participation in an
elementary school classroom (grades K8). Provides the prospective
elementary school teacher with a frame of reference for further work and
study in the teaching profession. Emphasis on learning and teaching
mathematics. Students will tutor K8 students as part of their
assignment. Offered on a credit/nocredit basis only. Recommended:
Reading Level 5 or 6, English Level 5, MATH BD. Hours: 18 lect, 36 lab.
Field trips may be required. CCS: Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Transferable: CSU and private colleges.
MATH B25 Early Field Experience
in the Secondary School Classroom with an Emphasis in Mathematics (2
units) Observation and supervised participation in a secondary school
classroom (grades 712). Provides the prospective secondary school
teacher with a frame of reference for further work and study in the
teaching profession. Emphasis will be placed on learning and teaching
mathematics. Students will tutor mathematics as part of their
assignment. Offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only. Prerequisite: MATH BD.
Recommended: Reading Level 5 or 6, English Level 5. Hours: 18 lect, 36
lab. Field trips may be required. CCS: Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Transferable: CSU and private colleges.
MATH B50 Modern College
Arithmetic and PreAlgebra (4 units) A general review of basic
arithmetic including the fundamental operations of addition,
subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions and
decimals. Emphasis is placed on real life applications, including
percents, ratios, proportions, exponents, averages, estimation, graphs
and measurement. The introduction to algebra includes operations with
signed numbers and solving simple equations. Prerequisite: ACDV B78 or
equivalent arithmetic course with a grade of C or better or qualifying
score on placement assessment. Hours: 72 lect. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS:
Precollegiate  basic skills. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.
MATH B255 Math Problem Solving Lab (0.5 unit) Designed for Math students
desiring additional assistance in specific problem solving areas.
Students will work on problems from math courses in which they are
concurrently enrolled. Hours: 27 hours arranged. Open entry/open exit.
Repeat: 3. CCS: Liberal Arts and Sciences. Not Transferable: Not degree
applicable. MECHANIZED AGRICULTURE 