MTA002 - Mathematics II

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Subject Title
Mathematics II

Subject Description
This subject continues the development of mathematical skills important to technology. Areas of study include linear equations and word problems, 3D geometry, graphing (logarithmic and semi logarithmic), logarithmic functions, and quadratic equations and descriptive statistics. Engineering and technology applications are stressed.

Credit Status
One subject credit in Civil Engineering Technician, Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Technician and Environmental Technology programs.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. ·  Solve linear word problems and use linear interpolation to approximate values.
  2. ·  Calculate volumes and surface areas of 3-D solids including spheres, cylinders, prisms, pyramids, cones, frustums, and composite objects
  3.    Solve quadratic equations with two unknowns using simple factoring and the quadratic formula
  4. ·  Evaluate common and natural logarithms, and antilogarithms and exponential functions.
  5. ·  Solve applied word problems involving exponential growth, decay, and compound interest and logarithmic equations
  6. ·  Apply graphing techniques to illustrate logarithmic relations and to graph empirical data on log-log and semi-log paper and determine approximate equations to describe empirical data
  7. ·  Summarize and describe data by calculating central tendency (mean, median, mode) and spread (range, variance, standard deviation), quarterlies, percentiles.
  8. ·  Display and interpret data in graphical and numerical forms.

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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