To prepare the students not majoring in mathematics, with the essential tools of algebra and trigonometry to apply the concepts and the techniques in their respective disciplines.

*Intended **Learning Outcomes: *Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to acquaint with the basic concepts and significance of Mathematics as it stands today.

*Contents*

Real-number system

Complex numbers

Introduction to sets

Set operations

Functions

Types of functions

Solution of quadratic equations

Qualitative analysis of roots of a quadratic equations

Equations reducible to quadratic equations

Cube roots of unity

Relation between roots and coefficients of quadratic equations.

Arithmetic progression

Geometric progression

Harmonic progression

Introduction to mathematical induction

Binomial theorem with rational and irrational indices

Introduction to matrices

Types of matrix

matrix inverse

Determinants

System of linear equations

Cramer’s rule.

Fundamentals of trigonometry, trigonometric identities.

*Recommended Books*

Ann Xavier Gantert, 2009. Algebra 2 and Trigonometry. Amsco School Publications, Inc..

Swokowski, E.W. 1986. Fundamentals of Algebra and Trigonometry, 6th Edition. PWS-Kent Company, Boston.

Dolciani, M.P., Wooton, W., Beckenback, E.F., Sharron, S. 1978. Algebra 2 and Trigonometry. Houghton & Mifflin.

Kaufmann, J.E., 1987. College Algebra and Trigonometry, PWS-Kent Company, Boston.

*Assessment Criteria*

- Sessional: 20 (Presentation / Assignment 10, Attendance 05, Quiz 05)
- Mid-Term Exam: 30 (or Term Paper)
- Final-Term Exam: 50 (or Viva + online)