MTH255 - Mathematics

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Subject Title

Subject Description
A sequel to Mathematics 155, this subject studies applied trigonometry, radicals, exponents, quadratic equations, factorable equations, quadratic type equations, complex numbers, and analytical trigonometry. In addition, logarithmic and exponential functions with emphasis on electrical/electronic applications are studied. An introduction to statistics and probability.

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Computer Engineering Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology or Electronic Engineering Technician programs.

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

1. Identify, analyze and sketch sinusoidal waveforms with emphasis on amplitude, period , and phase shift
2. Simplify algebraic expressions with exponents and radicals
3. Identify the different forms of complex numbers (rectangular, polar, trigonometric and exponential) and perform algebraic operations on each form. Also apply knowledge of complex numbers to ac circuits
4. Recognize and solve quadratic and quadratic type equations by factoring, completing the square , and quadratic formula
5. Prove trigonometric identities, and use trigonometric identities to solve trigonometric equations
6. Apply knowledge of logarithmic and exponential functions to evaluate different electronic applications including charge-discharge of capacitors
7. Introduction to statistics and probability.

Essential Employability Skills
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

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

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

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

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

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

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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 Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.