Precalculus 135

Module code WTW 135
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Real numbers, elementary set notation, exponents and radicals. Algebraic expressions, fractional expressions, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities. Coordinate geometry: lines, circles. Functions: definition, notation, piecewise defined functions, domain and range, graphs, transformations of functions, symmetry, even and odd functions, combining functions, one-to-one functions and inverses, polynomial functions and zeros. Sequences, summation notation, arithmetic, geometric sequences, infinite geometric series, annuities and instalments. Degrees and radians, unit circle, trigonometric functions, fundamental identities, trigonometric graphs, trigonometric identities, double-angle, half-angle formulae, trigonometric equations, applications. Elements of Euclidean geometry.
This module is offered at the Mamelodi Campus to students from the BSc and BCom Extended programmes. At the Groenkloof Campus it is offered to BEd students.

Module credits 16.00
NQF Level 05
Service modules Faculty of Education
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Prerequisites BSc Extended prgm - Mathematical Sciences: 60% for Maths in Gr 12. Other BSc Extended prgms: 50% for Maths Gr 12. BCom Extended prgm students who wish to transfer to BCom (Econometrics) only: 50% for Maths in Gr 12. BEd prgms: 50% for Maths Gr 12.
Contact time 1 practical per week, 1 tutorial per week, 4 lectures per week, Foundation Course
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
Period of presentation Semester 1

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