Welcome to Precalculus! The purpose of this course is to give you a solid education in Precalculus featuring science applications in the context of problem-solving. This course includes activities that emphasize hands-on involvement, analysis and interpretation, teamwork, and problem-solving. The problems that we will be solving were created to be authentic glimpses of modern science and engineering issues, often involving actual research data.

Syllabus

Textbook

Lectures

Precalculus STEM Application Lecture Week 4: STEM CAMPING TRIP!

Handouts

Worksheets

Group Project

Resources and References

Collingwood DH., Prince KD., Conroy MM. Precalculus. 2011. University of Washington Department of Mathematics.

Odenwald S. Space Math III. 2013. Goddard Space Flight Center NASA

Exploring Space Through Math: Precalculus Series

Articles

How to Find the Radius of a Line with a Midpoint

Which Axis Does the Dependent Variable Go On?

Comparing Sine and Cosine Functions

Why Do Satellites’ Orbits Look Like A Sinusoidal Wave On The World Map?