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Mathematics

### MAT 001 - College Preparatory Mathematics

### MAT 002 - Introductory Algebra

### MAT 003 - Integrated Arithmetic and Introductory Algebra

### MAT 100 - A Topical Approach to Mathematics

### MAT 101 - Concepts of Mathematics

### MAT 102 - Introduction to Statistics

### MAT 103 - Applied Statistics

### MAT 109 - Algebra and Trigonometry

### MAT 111 - Pre-Calculus

### MAT 112 - Calculus with Applications in Business and Social Sciences

### MAT 114 - Foundations of Mathematics for Educators

### MAT 116 - Engineering Technical Math I

### MAT 117 - Engineering Technical Math II

### MAT 118 - Finite Mathematics: Quantitative Analysis

### MAT 122 - Calculus I

### MAT 123 - Calculus II

### MAT 131 - Probability with Statistical Inference

### MAT 200 - Foundations of Advanced Mathematics

### MAT 225 - Multivariable Calculus

### MAT 226 - Elementary Linear Algebra

### MAT 234 - Elementary Differential Equations

### MAT 235 - Algebraic Structures

### MAT 241 - Discrete Mathematical Structures

**Description: **A non-credit course required of students not meeting the entrance requirements in
Mathematics. Topics include: Integers and rational numbers, fundamental operations
with integers, fractions and decimals, ratio and proportion, percent, consumer and
job related problems. Hand-held calculators will be used (3 lecture hours).
SUY GE-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a
Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

**Credit Hours**: 0**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Prerequisites: **Satisfactory completion of MAT 001 or by college placement test.

**Description: **A non-credit course required of students having deficiencies in Mathematics. Topics
include: fundamental processes of arithmetic and algebra, factoring, linear and fractional
equations, exponents, radicals, quadratic equations and right triangle trigonometry.
Hand-held calculators will be used (4.5 lecture hours).
SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a
Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

**Credit Hours**: 0**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Description: **A non-credit course that is a one-semester option to replace the two-semester sequence
of MAT 001 and MAT 002. All students with a MAT 001 placement who have not previously
taken this course are eligible. This course cannot be repeated. Arithmetic and algebra
will be integrated throughout the semester. Emphasis will be placed on fundamental
operations of integers and rational numbers, ratio and proportion, percents, factoring,
linear and fractional equations, exponents, radicals, quadratic equations, and right
triangles. Various relationships will be explored both graphically and analytically.
Hand-held calculators will be used (6 lecture hours).
SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a
Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

**Credit Hours**: 0**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Prerequisites: **Students must have satisfied all MAT, ENG 001 and RDG 001 remediation requirements
prior to starting the course.

**Description: **Fundamental Mathematics topics and their applications. Topics include: problem solving,
number systems, geometry, consumer mathematics, mathematical modeling, probability,
management science, and social choice and decision making. A scientific calculator
is required. (4.5 lecture hours) (Students will not receive credit for both MAT 100
and MAT 114).
SUNY GEN ED-GMAT; NCC GEN ED-MATH
Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

**Credit Hours**: 4**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Prerequisites: **Students must have satisfied all MAT, ENG 001 and RDG 001 remediation requirements
prior to starting the course.

**Description: **Topics include: formal symbolic logic, arguments, methods of proof; basic concepts
of sets, set operations and probability. Consideration of number systems and computers.
SUNY GEN ED-GMAT; NCC GEN ED-MATH
Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

**Credit Hours**: 3**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Prerequisites: **Students must have satisfied all MAT, ENG 001and RDG 001 remediation requirements
prior to starting the course.

**Description: ***See calculator note in catalog. Appropriate and inappropriate uses of statistics,
measures of central tendency and variability, basic concepts of probability, the binomial,
normal and 't' distributions, testing hypotheses, estimation, chi-square, linear regression,
and correlation.
SUNY GEN ED-GMAT; NCC GEN ED-MATH
Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

**Credit Hours**: 3**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Prerequisites: **Students are to be placed into MAT 103 by the following:

**Description: **At least a C in MAT 102.
Students must have satisfied all MAT, ENG 001 and RDG 001 remediation requirements
prior to starting the course.
A course for students concentrating in liberal arts, social science, humanities, and
statistics. Through the use of computer software packages such as Excel, Lotus 1-2-3,
Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), and Minitab, the basic and more
advanced ideas of descriptive and inferential statistics are studied.
SUNY GEN ED-GMAT; NCC GEN ED-MATH
Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

**Credit Hours**: 3**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Prerequisites: **Students are to be placed into MAT 109 by the following:

**Description: **College Placement Test (For some students whose College Placement Test scores allow
for MAT 109, MAT 002 might be recommended prior to taking MAT 109)
Students must have satisfied all MAT, ENG 001 and RDG 001 remediation requirements
prior to starting the course.
*See calculator note in catalog. This course considers fundamental ideas from algebra,
trigonometry, and geometry. A problem solving approach is used. (4.5 lecture hours)v
SUNY GEN ED-GMAT; NCC GEN ED-MATH
Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

**Credit Hours**: 4**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Prerequisites: **Students are to be placed into MAT 111 by the following:

**Description: **College Placement Test or at least a 'C' in MAT 109 or MAT 116.
Students must have satisfied all MAT, ENG 001 and RDG 001 remediation requirements
prior to starting the course.
*See calculator note in catalog. A primer course for the study of Calculus. The function
concept plays the unifying role in the study of polynomial, rational, exponential,
logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. The modeling of elementary functions is
stressed and topics are presented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally
(following the Rule of Four). Technological support using a graphing calculator is
integrated throughout the semester. In addition, appropriate computer software may
also be available. (4.5 lecture hours)
SUNY GEN ED-GMAT; NCC GEN ED-MATH
Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

**Credit Hours**: 4**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Prerequisites: **Students are to be placed into MAT 112 by the following:

**Description: **College Placement Test or at least a C in MAT 111 or MAT 117
Students must have satisfied all MAT, ENG 001 and RDG 001 remediation requirements
prior to starting the course.
*See calculator note in catalog. This course is not recommended for Math, Engineering,
Science or Computer Science students and it does not satisfy the prerequisite for
MAT 123. This course is intended to introduce the fundamental concepts and techniques
of calculus to the non-science student. Special emphasis is given to applications
in Business and Social Sciences. Topics include functions and graphs; the derivative
and differentiation techniques of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions
of a single variable; the concept of margin in economics; elasticity of demand; differentials;
related rates and optimization problems; growth and decay applications; integrals
and integration techniques; application of integrals, including producer's and consumer's
surplus; income streams, probability. (4.5 lecture hours) Students will not receive
credit for both MAT 112 and MAT 122.
SUNY GEN ED-MAT; NCC GEN ED-MATH
Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

**Credit Hours**: 4**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Prerequisites: **Students must have satisfied all MAT, ENG 001 and RDG 001 remediation requirements
prior to starting the course.

**Description: **This course is intended for students who are interested in teaching at the elementary
school level. Topics will include a development of binary algorithms, the real numbers,
field properties of the real number system as applied to abstract mathematical systems,
numerations systems, functions and equivalence relations, solving systems of algebraic
equations and number theory including some algebraic proof. Applications, historical
perspectives, problem solving, and use of the technology will be emphasized in all
topics. Students will not receive credit for both MAT 100 and MAT 114. (3.0 lecture
hours)
SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-MATH
Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

**Credit Hours**: 3**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Prerequisites: **Two years of Regents H.S. mathematics, with at least a 78% on Math A Regents; or at
least a 75% average in two years of Regents H.S. mathematics, or satisfactory completion
of MAT 002. Students must have satisfied all MAT, ENG 001 and RDG 001 remediation
requirements prior to starting the course.

**Description: ***See calculator note in catalog. Designed for students in Engineering Technology Programs.
Operations with real numbers; exponents and scientific notation; equations and inequalities;
functions and graphs; system of equations and determinants; triangle trigonometry
and introduction to general trig definitions; algebraic products and factoring; solving
equations by factoring and quadratic formula; fractional equations and operations
with algebraic fractions. Applications are considered from various scientific, technical,
and practical areas. (4,5 lecture hours) Students will not receive credit for both
MAT 109 and MAT 116,
SUNY GEN ED-GMAT; NCC GEN ED-MATH
Offered: On Occassion

**Credit Hours**: 4**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Prerequisites: **Three years of Regents H.S. mathematics, with at least a 78% on Math B Regents; or
at least a 75% average in three years of Regents H.S. mathematics (including trigonometry
- i.e. Sequential 3); or at least a C in MAT 109 or MAT 116. Students must have satisfied
all MAT, ENG 001 and RDG 001 remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

**Description: ***See calculator note in catalog. Designed for students in Engineering Technology.
Rational exponents and radicals; functions and their graphs; polynomial, exponential,
logarithmic and trigonometric functions; conic sections; introduction to derivatives
and integrals. Applications are considered from various scientific, technical and
practical areas. (4.5 lecture hours) Students will not receive credit for both MAT
111 and MAT 117.
SUNY GEN ED-GMAT; NCC GEN ED-MATH
Offered: On Occassion

**Credit Hours**: 4**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Prerequisites: **Students are to be placed into MAT 118 by the following:

**Description: **College Placement Test (for some students whose College Placement Test scores allow
for MAT 118, MAT 002 might be recommended prior to taking MAT 118)
Students must have satisfied all MAT, ENG 001 and RDG 001 remediation requirements
prior to starting the course.
This course covers applications of finite mathematical models, primarily to problems
in business and management. Matrix operations, Markov analysis, Gauss-Jordan elimination,
input-output analysis, linear programming and the simplex method, game and decision
theory will be addressed.
SUNY GEN ED-GMAT; NCC GEN ED-MATH
Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

**Credit Hours**: 3**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Prerequisites: **Students are to be placed into MAT 122 by the following:

**Description: **College Placement Test or at least a C in MAT 111 or MAT 117.
Students must have satisfied all MAT, ENG 001 and RDG 001 remediation requirements
prior to starting the course.
*See calculator note in catalog. Definitions of limit, continuity and derivative;
rates of change, tangent to a curve, chain rule; derivatives of elementary functions,
products, quotients; higher order, implicit and inverse differentiation; mean value
theorem; maxima and minima; differentials; definition of the definite integral, Fundamental
Theorem of Integral Calculus; applications; integration of elementary functions. (4.5
lecture hours) Students will not receive credit for both MAT 112 and MAT 122.
SUNY GEN ED-GMAT; NCC GEN ED-MATH
Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

**Credit Hours**: 4**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Prerequisites: **At least a C in MAT 122. Students must have satisfied all MAT, ENG 001 and RDG
001remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

**Description: ***See calculator note in catalog. Methods of integration; improper integrals, applications
of the definite integral including volume and surface area of solids of revolution;
introduction to mathematical modeling using differential equations; Euler's method;
separation of variables; slope fields; introduction to infinite series. (4.5 lecture
hours)
SUNY GEN ED-GMAT; NCC GEN ED-MATH
Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

**Credit Hours**: 4**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Prerequisites: **At least a C in MAT 123 (Calculus II). Students must have satisfied all MAT, ENG
001 and RDG 001 remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

**Description: ***See calculator note in catalog. Probability as a mathematical system: sample spaces,
probability axioms, simple theorems. Permutations, combinations, Bayes theorem. Random
variables; discrete and continuous probability and distribution functions: binomial,
hypergeometric, Poisson, and normal distributions. Methods of estimation and hypothesis
testing.
SUNY GEN ED-n/a; SUNY GEN ED-MATH
Offered: Spring, Summer

**Credit Hours**: 3**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Prerequisites: **At least a C in MAT 123. Students must have satisfied all MAT, ENG 001 and RDG 001
remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

**Description: **This course introduces students to concepts requisite for advanced mathematical study.
The main emphasis is on the development of sound mathematical reasoning and construction
of solid mathematical proofs. Mathematical ideas and concepts from the foundations
of the number system, set theory, logic, algebra, calculus, number theory and other
advanced fields are selected as illustrations. Students are challenged to develop
their own conceptual understanding of mathematical proofs, and to defend their mathematical
proofs, and to defend their mathematical reasoning.
SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-MATH
Offered: Fall

**Credit Hours**: 3**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Prerequisites: **At least a C in MAT 123. Students must have satisfied all MAT, ENG 001 and RDG 001
remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

**Description: ***See calculator note in catalog. Curves and surfaces in three dimensional space,
partial derivatives, gradient, constrained and unconstrained optimization, vector
fields, parametric curves and surfaces. Integration topics include multiple integrals,
volume, area, mass, line and surface integrals, flux, divergence. (4.5 lecture hours)
SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-MATH
Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

**Credit Hours**: 4**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Prerequisites: **At least a C in MAT 225. Students must have satisfied all MAT, ENG 001 and RDG 001
remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

**Description: ***See calculator note in catalog. This course is an introduction to Elementary Linear
Algebra. Topics to be covered include systems of linear equations, determinants, matrix
algebra, vector algebra, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenspaces, inner
products, spectral theory, and linear differential equations.
SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-MATH
Offered: Spring, Summer

**Credit Hours**: 4**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Prerequisites: **At least a C in MAT 225. Students must have satisfied all MAT, ENG001 and RDG 001
remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

**Description: ***See calculator note in catalog. Analysis and methods of solving first-order equations,
including numerical methods; higher order equations including the Laplace transform
method, the Taylor series solution, and boundary value problems; linear systems of
equations; applications to physical, engineering and life sciences.
SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-MATH
Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

**Credit Hours**: 3**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Prerequisites: **MAT 225. Students must have satisfied all MAT, ENG 001 and RDG 001 remediation requirements
prior to starting the course.

**Description: **Groups, rings, integral domains, and fields with applications to the integers, rationals,
and the real and complex number systems.
SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-MATH
Offered: On Occassion

**Credit Hours**: 3**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec

**Prerequisites: **MAT 122. Students must have satisfied all MAT, ENG 001 and RDG 001 remediation requirements
prior to starting the course.

**Description: **Basic concepts of discrete mathematics: logic and set theory, proof techniques, relations,
functions, combinations, recurrence relations, introduction to analysis of algorithms,
and graph theory. Laboratory fee applies.
SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-MATH
Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

**Credit Hours**: 3**Department: **Math/Computer Science/Info Tec