Course Summary
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10 days (40 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 Applied Mathematics


The course objective is to have the student review selected topics required to further study signals analysis theory within the subject areas of basic math, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. The students will learn how to manipulate between the various number systems and calculate logarithms, decibels, and power ratios.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Translate between scientific notation and decimal numbers
  • Convert a given physical quantity from the unit in which it was expressed to any other units (such as meters to feet)
  • Draw a graph given points, a set of experimental data, or a simple algebraic equation
  • Compute base ten exponential and logarithmic computations
  • As well as perform simple octal, hex, and binary arithmetic operations
  • Perform basic math operations with signed numbers, positive and negative integer power
  • Perform basic math operations on two scientific notation numbers
  • Manipulate algebraic expressions and solve linear equations with one and two unknowns
  • Calculate triangle sides and angles, using the Pythagorean Theorem and definitions of sine and cosine, and tangent
  • Deduce the magnitude and direction of a vector
  • Construct the sum and difference of two vectors
  • Contrast the difference between power ratios and decibels
  • Calculate system gain in both forms
  • Convert between the octal, hexadecimal, and binary number systems

General Course Topics:

  • Review of arithmetic and real numbers
  • Powers and roots
  • Scientific notation
  • Unit conversion
  • Graphs
  • Introduction to algebra
  • Solving equations
  • Triangle trigonometry
  • Vectors
  • Circular functions
  • Logarithms
  • Decibels
  • Number systems
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

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Supplemental Materials