**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