Pre-Calculus

The Pre-Calculus course addresses a combination of topics that are necessary for success in Calculus and a glimpse into the deeper world of mathematical beauty.  

Functional analysis, especially the manipulation of circular and triangular trigonometric functions, is covered in detail to produce a solid foundation for future work in Calculus.  Astronomical and statistical applications provide opportunities for understanding the power of graphing calculators.  The work of the entire course is attentive to nurturing facility with calculations, as well as instilling a love for playing with numbers, taking joy from an elegant proof, and marveling at the interconnectedness of higher mathematics.