MATH 9. Essentials of Algebra and Trigonometry. Prepares students, especially in bioscience, economics and social science, for courses requiring basic algebra and trigonometry. Topics: measurement and scientific notation; review of basic algebra; factoring; laws of exponents; linear and quadratic equations; Cartesian coordinates and graphing; the trigonometric functions and their basic identities; solutions of right triangles; the laws of sines, cosines and tangents; solutions of general triangles; logarithms. Note: Applicable to workload credit for establishing full-time enrollment status, but not applicable to the baccalaureate degree. Prerequisite: One year each of high school algebra and geometry; and a passing score on the Elementary Algebra Diagnostic Test. Graded: Remedial Grade Basis. Units: 3.0