MTH290 - Mathematics - Functions and Relations

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Subject Title
Mathematics - Functions and Relations

Subject Description
Mathematics 290 is a continuation of ALG190. Students taking this course should be able to identify and relate to technological problems. The ability to solve word problems is a crucial component of this course. Students will be required to focus on the interpretation of data presented in word problems and then convert the information into mathematical procedures that lead to the required solution. Emphasis will be placed on solving practical problems related to the field of fire protection engineering.

Credit Status
One college subject credit. ALG190 is a pre-requisite for this course.

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

  1. Manipulate and solve formulas applied to fire protection
  2. solve applied problems involving proportion and set up and solve problems involving direct, inverse, joint and combined variations;
  3. solve exponential growth/decay and growth to an upper limit problems and convert expressions from exponential to logarithmic form;
  4. evaluate, manipulate and simplify logarithmic expressions;
  5. solve exponential and logarithmic equations and apply the skill to word problems.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

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.

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

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

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

Cheating and Plagiarism
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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.