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MATH141 covers functions and analytic geometry. Students who plan to pursue a Science, Engineering, and/or Math (SEM) pathways should take this course.

In this course, students will study:

1. The basics of functions

- The definition of a function
- Domain and range of a function represented by a formula or graph
- Evaluating a function represented by a formula or graph
- Computation and simplification of difference quotients
- Composition of functions and the domain of a composite function
- What it means for functions to be inverses

2. Graphs of functions

- Graphs of basic functions, including y=x2, y=x3 ,y=|x|, y=√x, y=∛x, y=1/x, y=b^x and y=log_b (x) for b>0 and b≠1 without a calculator
- Sketching y=af(bx+c)+d given the graph of y=f(x) by using transformations (translations, stretches and reflections)
- The general shape of factorable polynomial or rational functions

3. Exponential and logarithmic functions

- Exponential and log equations

Visit the **Math Center** at LSS East - SPSCC building 22, Room 110.

Located just across the hall from LSS West and at the opposite end of the building as the Library.

*Learning Support Services (LSS) supports, encourages, and empowers SPSCC students to become independent, self-advocating, and resourceful learners through one-on-one and small group tutoring.*

**mathy** (adjective)

describing a situation that involves a lot of calculation and math skills

- *Urban Dictionary*

An extensive **glossary** of mathematical terms and their definitions from The University of Chicago - School Mathematics Project :

http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/teachers/TRM-Glossary-G4-6_correct.pdf

LibGuide template source: Math instructor Melissa Nivala and faculty librarian Margaret Thomas

Content by: Adam Jones, SPSCC faculty

Content Arrangement by: Loren Reese, Adjunct Librarian