Posted by: Curriculum Office Course Number: GT 105 Course Title: Applied Math for Green Technologies

Transcript Title: Applied Math for Green Tech
Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 40

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Prerequisites: GT 101, MTH 20
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Course Description:

This course applies math concepts directly to real life problems encountered in green technologies. Range of problems may include energy, business, construction, materials, measurement, and environmental issues relating to green technologies. Mathematical topics include measurement and conversions, signed numbers, algebraic operations, equations and formulas, ratio and proportion, perimeters, areas, volumes, right triangles, graphinglinear equations, and basic statistics. Learners will also develop, articulate and document their own problem solving strategies.

Course Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

Recognize, interpret, formulate and apply real world math situations to their technical field.

Use mathematical problem solving techniques involving linear equations and formulas.

Use appropriate technology to solve mathematical problems and to judge the reasonableness of results.

Be able to use elementary algebra and geometry concepts in applied problems.

Be able to analyze and interpret data using a variety of graphs and basic statistics.

Outcome Assessment Strategies:

Intelitek on-line activities including end of section tests and final evaluation.

Quizzes and examinations

At least 1 project in which real world sustainability scenarios, requiring mathematical solutions, must be successfully analyzed and solved by the individual learner. Solution path must be clearly documented.

Graded homework

Participation in at least 2 online discussions

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Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues, and Skills):

Green problem-solving concepts

Collecting and analyzing data to determine knowns and unknowns when evaluating energy production, consumption, efficiencies, and environmental impacts

Demonstrating ability to develop a verbal model of a problem to aid in developing equation(s) to solve energy problems and conduct cost/benefit estimations.

Using formulas to solve for unknowns when evaluating energy alternatives.

Mathematical concepts:

Review of operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimal fractions, and percent

Signed numbers and Powers of 10

Conversions (U.S and Metric System)

Measurement

Fundamental Algebraic Operations

Solving Linear Equations (in one variable) and Using Formulas

Ratio and Proportion

Linear Equations in two variables: Reading graphs, Interpreting graphs, and Graphing

Geometry: Rectangles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygons, and Circles

Right triangle analysis

Basic Statistics

Documentation of mathematical solution neatly and concisely.