MAT 1800 is a 4-credit course on elementary functions with trigonometry. Successful completion (C- or above) of this course qualifies the student to enroll in MAT 2010 during the following year (three semesters).



Basic definition and concept of a function. Definitions, properties and graphs of polynomials, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric functions.



Students qualify for MAT 1800 by having achieved one of the following:

  • satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Exam in the previous 12 months.
  • a grade of C- or better in MAT 1050 taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months.
  • a validated SAT Math score of 600 or higher (Before March 2016), or a validated SAT Math score of 620 or higher (March 2016 or later), or a validated ACT Math score of 26 or higher.
For placement at this level, students should have a command of algebra and basic geometry, corresponding to approximately three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Online Homework

This course utilizes the WebAssign online homework system.  You must have an access code, which is available at the campus bookstore.



Precalculus, Mathematics for Calculus, 7th Edition, by James Stewart, Lothar Redlin and Saleem Watson

The textbook is available as an eBook that comes with your purchase of a WebAssign access code.


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