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Mathematics

Students new to the Santa Monica College mathematics program who wish to enroll in a course must take the Math Assessment test before enrolling. A student who has successfully completed college level math courses (earned a grade of C or better) at another institution may be able to verify having met prerequisites by submitting an official transcript. Continuing students must complete prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better.

MATH 2, Precalculus    5 units

Transfer: *UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 2 (Mathematical Concepts) • Prerequisite: Math 20 and Math 32. • Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

*Maximum UC credit for Math 2, 22 and 26 is one course.

An intensive preparation for calculus. This course is intended for computer science, engineering, mathematics, and natural science majors. Topics include algebraic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and their inverses and identities, conic sections, sequences, series, the binomial theorem and mathematical induction.

1038   7:15a-10:45a MTWTh   MC 10   London J S

1039   7:15a-10:45a MTWTh   MC 82   KIM J

1040   11:00a-2:30p MTWTh   MC 10   GHARAMANIANS J

1041   8:00a-11:30a MTWTh   MC 83   KARKAFI R

MATH 7, Calculus 1   5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 2 (Mathematical Concepts) • Prerequisite: Math 2.

This course is intended for computer science, engineering, mathematics and natural science majors. Topics in this course include limits, continuity, and derivatives and integrals of algebraic and trigonometric functions, with mathematical and physical applications.

Maximum UC credits allowed for only one series, either Math 7, 8 or 23, 24 or 28, 29.

1042   7:15a-10:45a MTWTh   LS 103   CHO M

1043   7:15a-10:45a MTWTh   LS 201   MCGRAW C

1044   11:00a-2:30p MTWTh   LS 103   ATIQUE N

1045   8:00a-11:30a MTWTh   MC 73   MAC DONALD M

MATH 8, Calculus 2    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 2 (Mathematical Concepts) • Prerequisite: Math 7.

A second course in calculus. Topics include derivatives and integrals of transcendental functions with mathematical and physical applications, indeterminate forms and improper integrals, infinite sequences and series, and curves, including conic sections, described by parametric equations and polar coordinates.

Maximum UC credit is allowed for only one series, either Math 7, 8 or 23, 24 or 28, 29.

1046   7:15a-10:45a MTWTh   MC 1   SOLEYMANI S

Above section 1046 requires that students have internet access.

1047   10:15a-1:45p MTWTh   MC 66   MANION F

Above section 1047 requires that students have internet access. Students are required to purchase an access code in order to complete online homework.

MATH 11, Multivariable Calculus   5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 2 (Mathematical Concepts) • Prerequisite: Math 8.

Topics include vectors and analytic geometry in two and three dimensions, vector functions with applications, partial derivatives, extrema, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integrals with applications, vector fields, Green’s Theorem, Divergence Theorem, and Stokes’ Theorem.

1049   11:00a-2:30p MTWTh   MC 82   NESTLER A

MATH 15, Ordinary Differential Equations   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 2 (Mathematical Concepts) • Prerequisite: Math 8.

This course is an introduction to ordinary differential equations. Topics include first order equations, linear equations, reduction of order, variation of parameters, spring motion and other applications, Cauchy-Euler equations, power series solutions, Laplace transform, and systems of linear differential equations.

1253   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   LS 205   HONG A

MATH 18, Intermediate Algebra for Statistics and Finite Mathematics    3 units

   •   Prerequisite: Math 31.

Topics include linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions and equations; systems of linear equations and inequalities; sequences and series. The emphasis is on setting up and solving applications of the algebraic material.

Math 18 is designed for students who are required to complete Math 54 only or Math 21 only. If you are unsure which transfer level math course you need, it is recommended you take Math 20. Maximum allowable units for Math 18 and Math 20 is 5 units.

1050   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   MC 66   WARD J

1051   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 105   BELLIN E

1052   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   MC 73   TSVIKYAN A

Above section 1052 requires that students have internet access. Students are required to purchase an access code in order to complete online homework.

MATH 20, Intermediate Algebra    5 units

   •   Prerequisite: Math 31.

Topics include rational, irrational and complex numbers; fundamental operations on algebraic expressions and functions; introduction to polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, equations and graphs; circles and parabolas; matrix row reduction. Emphasis is on advanced algebraic factoring and simplification.

Math 20 serves as a prerequisite to all college level math classes. Students whose terminal math course is Math 54 or Math 21 may want to consider taking Math 18 instead.

1053   7:15a-10:45a MTWTh   HSS 253   GIZAW A

1054   7:15a-10:45a MTWTh   HSS 153   Owaka E A

1055   10:15a-1:45p MTWTh   LS 101   JIANG J

1056   11:00a-2:30p MTWTh   LA 228   CHEN C

1057   11:00a-2:30p MTWTh   LA 231   ESMAEILI F

Above section 1057 requires that students have internet access. Students are required to purchase an access code in order to complete online homework.

MATH 21, Finite Mathematics   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 2 (Mathematical Concepts) • Prerequisite: Math 18 or 20.

This is a terminal mathematics course for liberal arts and social science majors. Topics include sets and counting, probability, linear systems, linear programming, statistics, and mathematics of finance, with emphasis on applications.

1058   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   BUS 201   Jimenez B S

1059   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   BUS 201   Jimenez B S

MATH 26, Functions and Modeling for Business and Social Science    3 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU • IGETC AREA 2 (Mathematical Concepts) • Prerequisite: Mathematics 20.

This course is a preparatory course for students anticipating enrollment in Math 28 (Calculus 1 for Business and Social Science). Topics include algebraic, exponential and logartihmic functions and their graphical representations, and using these functions to model applications in business and social science.

Math 26 is not recommended as a terminal course to satisfy transfer requirements. *Maximum UC credit for Math 2, 22 and 26 is one course.

1060   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   MC 71   BAYSSA B

1061   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   LS 205   HONG A

MATH 28, Calculus 1 for Business and Social Science    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 2 (Mathematical Concepts) • Prerequisite: Math 26.

This class was formerly Math 23.

This course is intended for students majoring in business or social sciences. It is a survey of differential and integral calculus with business and social science applications. Topics include limits, differential calculus of one variable, including exponential and logarithmic functions, introduction to integral calculus, and mathematics of finance.

1063   10:15a-1:45p MTWTh   LA 239   GRAVES P

MATH 31, Elementary Algebra    5 units

   •   Prerequisite: Math 84 or Math 85.

Topics include: Arithmetic operations with real numbers, polynomials, rational expressions, and radicals; factoring polynomials; linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables; systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables; application problems; equations with rational expressions; equations with radicals; introduction to quadratic equations in one variable.

This course is equivalent to one year high school algebra. Course credit may not be applied toward satisfaction of Associate Degree requirements. Students enrolled in this course are required to spend 16 documented supplemental learning hours outside of class during the semester. This can be accomplished in the Math Lab on the main campus, AET 240, or electronically (purchase of an access code required).

1066   7:15a-10:45a MTWTh   BUS 119   QUEVEDO J

Above section 1066 requires that students have internet access. Students are required to purchase an access code in order to complete online homework.

1068   10:15a-1:45p MTWTh   MC 8   KING W

Above section 1068 requires that students have internet access. Students are required to purchase an access code in order to complete online homework.

1070   7:15a-10:45a MTWTh   LA 231   GHAHRAMANYAN A

Above section 1070 requires that students have internet access. Students are required to purchase an access code in order to complete online homework.

MATH 32, Plane Geometry   3 units

   •   Prerequisite: Math 31. • Advisory: Math 20.

This is an introductory course in geometry whose goal is to increase student’s mathematical maturity and reasoning skills. Topics include elementary logical reasoning, properties of geometric figures, congruence, similarity, and right triangle relationships using trigonometric properties. Formal proof is introduced and used within the course.

1072   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 150   Mazorow M M

1073   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 256   Mazorow M M

1075   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   MC 83   PETER P

MATH 54, Elementary Statistics    4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Math 20 or Math 18 with a grade of C or better.

It is recommended that students who were planning to take Math 52 to fulfill requirements should take Math 54.

This course covers concepts and procedures of descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory and inferential statistics. Course material includes: summarizing data in tables and graphs; computation of descriptive statistics; measures of central tendency; variation; percentiles; sample spaces; classical probability theory; rules of probability; probability distributions; binomial, normal, T, Chi-square and F distributions; making inferences; decisions and predictions. This course develops confidence intervals for population parameters, hypothesis testing for both one and two populations, correlation and regression, ANOVA, test for independence and non-parametric method. This course develops statistical thinking through the study of applications in a variety of disciplines. The use of a statistical/graphing calculator or statistical analysis software is integrated into the course.

1077   7:00a-10:00a MTWTh   MC 67   CARTY B

1079   7:00a-10:00a MTWTh   BUS 207   Nikolaychuk A M

NEW 1307   10:15a-1:15p MTWTh   MC 71   Kamin G

1081   11:00a-2:00p MTWTh   HSS 153   YANKEY K

Above section 1081 requires that students have internet access.

1083   11:00a-2:00p MTWTh   BUS 207   MIAO W

Above section 1083 requires that students have internet access. Students are required to purchase an access code in order to complete online homework.

1085   11:00a-2:00p MTWTh   BUS 119   BASKAUSKAS V

MATH 84, Pre-Algebra   3 units

   •   Prerequisite: Math 81.

This course prepares the student for Elementary Algebra. It assumes a thorough knowledge of arithmetic. Course content includes integers, signed fractions, signed decimals, grouping symbols, the order of operations, exponents, and algebraic expressions and formulas. The emphasis is on concepts essential for success in algebra.

*Course credit may not be applied toward satisfaction of Associate In Arts Degree requirements. Students enrolled in this course are required to spend 16 documented supplemental learning hours outside of class during the session. This can be accomplished in the Math Lab on the main campus, in AET 240, or electronically (purchase of an access code required).

1087   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   HSS 156   ALLEN C

Above section 1087 requires that students have internet access. Students are required to purchase an access code in order to complete online homework.

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