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MATH 1A, 10, 11, 44, 49, 51, 105, 220, 224, 230, 230J, 234: If you have not taken the prerequisite(s) at Foothill College, you will not be allowed to register without an equivalency form from the counseling office or a waiver from the division office.

MATH 300 is now NCBS 401A and 401B. Please look under the non-credit courses.
MATH 300 is now NCBS 401A and 401B. Please look under the non-credit courses.

25 Course Descriptions found.

MATH 1A CALCULUS5 Units
Introduction to differential calculus, including limits, derivatives and their applications to curve-sketching, families of functions, and optimization.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the mathematics placement test or MATH 48C.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Communication & Analytical Thinking
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MATH 1B CALCULUS5 Units
Introduction to integral calculus including definite and indefinite integrals, the first and second Fundamental Theorems and their applications to geometry, physics, and the solution of elementary differential equations.
Prerequisite: MATH 1A.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Communication & Analytical Thinking
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MATH 1C CALCULUS5 Units
Introduction to functions of more than one variable, including vectors, partial differentiation, the gradient, contour diagrams and optimization. Additional topics include infinite series, convergence and Taylor series.
Prerequisite: MATH 1B.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Communication & Analytical Thinking
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MATH 1D CALCULUS5 Units
Introduction to integration of functions of more than one variable, including double, triple, flux and line integrals. Additional topics include polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, parameterization, vector fields, path-independence, divergence and curl.
Prerequisite: MATH 1C.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MATH 2A DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS5 Units
Differential equations and selected topics of mathematical analysis.
Prerequisite: MATH 1C.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26; not open to students with credit in MATH 12A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MATH 2B LINEAR ALGEBRA5 Units
A first course in Linear Algebra, including systems of linear equations, matrices, linear transformations, determinants, abstract vector spaces and subspaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, inner product spaces and orthogonality, and selected applications of these topics.
Prerequisite: MATH 1C.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MATH 10 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS5 Units
An introduction to modern methods of descriptive statistics, including collection and presentation of data; measures of central tendency and dispersion; probability; sampling distributions; hypothesis testing and statistical inference; linear regression and correlation; analysis of variance; use of microcomputers for statistical calculations. Illustrations taken from the fields of business, economics, medicine, engineering, education, psychology, sociology and from culturally diverse situations.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the mathematics placement test or MATH 105 or 108.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Communication & Analytical Thinking
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MATH 11 FINITE MATHEMATICS5 Units
Set theory, basic combinatorial analysis, introduction to probability, linear equations and inequalities, introduction to linear programming and the simplex method, introduction to matrix algebra with applications, Markov chains, game theory and mathematics of finance.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the placement test or MATH 105 or 108.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Communication & Analytical Thinking
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MATH 12 CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS & ECONOMICS5 Units
Elementary ideas of differential and integral calculus. Differentiation of multivariate functions with their applications. Applications to business and economics.
Prerequisite: MATH 48A.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MATH 22 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS5 Units
Discrete mathematics: set theory, logic, Boolean algebra, methods of proof, mathematical induction, number theory, discrete probability, combinatorics, functions, relations, recursion, algorithm efficiencies, graphs, trees.
Prerequisite: C S 1A; satisfactory score on the mathematics placement test or MATH 48C.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26; not open to students with credit in CIS 18 or C S 18.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Communication & Analytical Thinking
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MATH 42 MATH FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS5 Units
This course focuses on the development of quantitative reasoning skills through in-depth, integrated explorations of topics in mathematics, including real numbers systems and subsystems. Emphasis is on comprehension and analysis of mathematical concepts and applications of logical reasoning.
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or completion of MATH 105 or 108 with a grade of C or better.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
MATH 44 MATH FOR THE LIBERAL ARTS5 Units
A survey of mathematical models and other tools to introduce the nonspecialist to the methods of quantitative reasoning. Problem solving by Polya's method with analytic, numeric, graphical, and verbal investigation. Selecting, constructing, and using mathematical models. Interpreting quantitative results in qualitative context. Emphasis on deductive reasoning and formal logic; algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric models; probability and the normal distribution; data analysis; and selected topics from discrete math, finite math, and statistics.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the mathematics placement exam or MATH 105 or 108.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Communication & Analytical Thinking
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MATH 48A PRECALCULUS I5 Units
Introduction to families of functions including quadratics, polynomials, power and root functions, transformations of these functions, and their use in solving applications problems.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the mathematics placement test or MATH 105 or 108.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26; UC credit for MATH 48A, B & C is limited to a maximum of 7.5 units for the combination or any portion of the series completed.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Communication & Analytical Thinking
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MATH 48B PRECALCULUS II5 Units
This course is a continuation of topics from MATH 48A. Topics include rational, root, exponential and logarithmic functions, introduction to trigonometry and the six trigonometric functions, and the trigonometry of right triangles.
Prerequisite: MATH 48A.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26; UC credit for MATH 48A, B & C is limited to a maximum of 7.5 units for the combination or any portion of the series completed.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Communication & Analytical Thinking
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MATH 48C PRECALCULUS III5 Units
This course is a continuation of topics from MATH 48B. Topics include the six trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations, oblique triangles, vectors, parametric equations, and modeling data with various functions.
Prerequisite: MATH 48B.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26; UC credit for MATH 48A, B & C is limited to a maximum of 7.5 units for the combination or any portion of the series completed.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Communication & Analytical Thinking
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MATH 54H HONORS INSTITUTE SEMINAR IN MATHEMATICS1 Unit
Formerly: MATH 34, 34H
A seminar in directed readings, discussions and projects in mathematics. Specific topics to be determined by the instructor.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26; not open to students with credit in MATH 34 or 34H.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
MATH 57 INTEGRATED STATISTICS II5 Units
Formerly: MATH 17
This is the second quarter of two in the Statway sequence. This sequence covers concepts and methods of statistics with an emphasis on data analysis. Topics include methods for collecting data, graphical and numerical descriptive statistics, correlation, simple linear regression, basic concepts of probability, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for means and proportions, chi-square tests, and ANOVA. Application problems will be taken from the fields of business, economics, medicine, engineering, education, psychology, sociology and from culturally diverse situations. This sequence is recommended for students with majors that require no mathematics beyond freshman-level statistics.
Prerequisite: MATH 217.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26; not open to students with credit in MATH 17.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Communication & Analytical Thinking
Transferability: CSU
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MATH 70R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN MATHEMATICS1-4 Units
This course of study provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Mathematics beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours per week, per unit, as determined by unit value of the contracted project or course of study; 36-144 total hours. (0 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
MATH 105 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA5 Units
Quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions and expressions with an emphasis on graphing and applications.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the mathematics placement test or MATH 220 or 224.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in MATH 108.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area:
Transferability: None
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MATH 108 ACCELERATED ALGEBRA10 Units
This course will cover content from two algebra courses, beginning and intermediate algebra. The content consists of linear equations, linear inequalities, linear systems, polynomials with focus on quadratics, rationals, radicals, absolute values, exponential and logarithmic functions. Relationships between analytical, graphical, numerical, and verbal approaches will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: Satisfactory score on the mathematics placement test, or successful completion of MATH 230, 230J & 234.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in MATH 105.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
10 hours lecture. (120 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area:
Transferability: None
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MATH 217 INTEGRATED STATISTICS I10 Units
This is the first quarter of two in the Statway sequence. This sequence covers concepts and methods of statistics with an emphasis on data analysis. Topics include methods for collecting data, graphical and numerical descriptive statistics, correlation, simple linear regression, basic concepts of probability, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for means and proportions, chi-square tests, and ANOVA. Application problems will be taken from the fields of business, economics, medicine, engineering, education, psychology, sociology and from culturally diverse situations. This sequence is recommended for students with majors that require no mathematics beyond freshman-level statistics.
Prerequisites: Satisfactory score on the mathematics placement test; MATH 230, 230J or 234.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
10 hours lecture. (120 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
MATH 220 ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA5 Units
Includes linear equations inequalities in one variable, graphs of linear and quadratic functions, solving linear systems, integer exponents, operations on polynomials, factoring, and proportional reasoning.
Prerequisites: Satisfactory score on the mathematics placement test; MATH 230, 230J & 234.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in MATH 101 or 224.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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MATH 230 PREPARING FOR ALGEBRA: LINEAR EQUATIONS, PROPORTIONS & GEOMETRY6 Units
Review of order of operations with rational numbers. Introduction to algebraic concepts including solving first-degree equations and evaluating and simplifying expressions. Development and applications of ratios, proportions, percents, and geometric concepts.
Prerequisite: MATH 235.
Advisory: Pass/No Pass; not open to students with credit in MATH 200, 230J, or 234.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. (120 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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MATH 230J PREPARING FOR ALGEBRA3 Units
Development and applications of percents and geometric concepts. Review of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions, decimals and signed numbers. Review of algebraic concepts including solving first-degree equations and evaluating and simplifying expressions, and applications of ratios and proportions.
Prerequisites: Completion of 2 or more modules from MATH 230; permission of instructor.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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MATH 235 PREPARING FOR ALGEBRA: REAL NUMBERS6 Units
Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions, decimals and signed numbers. Order of operations with real numbers and applications of such operations.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. (120 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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