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