MTH155 - Mathematics

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Subject Title

Subject Description
Math 155 is an introductory course for students in the Electronics Engineering Technology or Technician programs. The subject matter covers technical calculations, and an intensive review of basic algebra. Topics include operations with algebraic expressions, solution of equations (linear, systems of equations), basic trigonometry.

This subject is taught using traditional methods of classroom instruction.

The objective of the course is to provide the students with a uniform background in fundamentals, and hence, facilitate the study of other professional subjects and the more advanced courses in mathematics.

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Computer Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology or Electronics Engineering Technician Programs.

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

1. Identify and use basic mathematical principles.

2. Manipulate and perform accurate calculation of relevant technical formulae.

3. Recognize basic algebraic concepts and be able to perform the indicated operations on given algebraic expressions.

4. Use special products to factor and expand algebraic expressions.

5. Apply factoring to operations with algebraic fractions.

6. Solve linear equations (fractional and non-fractional).

7. Solve systems of equations by applying methods of elimination by substitution, addition/subtraction and determinants.

8. Use basic trigonometric functions to solve a variety of technical problems.

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.

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

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.