College Algebra

101

Basic classes of functions, including linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic, explored through graphs, solving equations and inequalities, and modeling. Linear and non-linear systems and matrices.

Text: 

A Graphical Approach to College Algebra, Hornsby, Lial & Rockswold, Prentice Hall, 6th edition.

Prerequisite: 

MATH 002 or two years of high school algebra and a score of 22 or more on Enhanced ACT Mathematics, or a qualifying score on the mathematics placement test. Not open to students with credit in MATH 104.

Credit Hours: 
3
UNIT NUMBER MATERIAL
1 Sections 1.2-1.6, 2.1-2.3
Functions, Lines and Graphs
2 Sections 2.4-2.6, 3.2-3.4
Absolute Value, Piecewise, and Quadratic Functions
3 Sections 3.5-3.8, 4.1-4.3
Polynomial and Rational Functions
4 Sections 5.1-5.6
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
5 Sections 6.1, 7.1-7.3
Linear and Non-linear systems and Matrices

This course is taught in a small class setting with supportive resources for individualized instruction. Tutoring is provided by student assistants and taped lectures are available in a lab at least 60 hours per week. Students are responsible for reading and working assigned problems from the text prior to attending each of the three required weekly class meetings. Student work is evaluated on the submission of online homework, in-class assignments and quizzes, four major unit exams and a comprehensive final exam.


(Peterson 2014 )

Frequency: 
Every Fall Semester
Every Spring Semester
Summer Semester

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