Official Course Description:   MCCCD Approval:  03/25/97
MAT151AD     19976-20015 LEC 1 Credit(s) 1 Period(s)
College Algebra/Selected Topics
A study of sequences, series, binomial theorem, permutations, combinations, and probability. MAT151AA, MAT151AB, MAT151AC and MAT151AD together are equivalent to MAT151. May receive credit for only one of the following: MAT150, MAT151, MAT152, or MAT187. Prerequisites: Grade of "B" or better in MAT151AA.

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:

 1. Explain the difference between sequences and series. (I) 2. State and use the principle of mathematical induction. (I) 3. Find the sum of the terms of a finite arithmetic or infinite geometric sequence. (I) 4. Use the binomial formula. (I) 5. State and use the fundamental principle of counting. (II) 6. Distinguish and evaluate combinations and permutations. (II) 7. Define sample spaces and events for an experiment. (II) 8. Assign probabilities to events in a finite sample space. (II) 9. Distinguish between empirical and theoretical probabilities. (II)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:

I. Sequence and series
A. Definition and example of sequences and series
B. Arithmetic sequences and series
C. Geometric sequences and series
D. Mathematical induction
E. Binomial formula
II. Probability
A. Fundamental principle of counting
B. Permutations, combiniations, set partitioning
C. Sample spaces and probability functions
D. Empirical probability
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