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College Algebra - MATH 1111

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This course provides an in-depth study of the properties of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions as needed for calculus. Emphasis is on using algebraic and graphical techniques for solving problems involving linear, quadratic, piece-wise defined, rational, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions.


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After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify sets of numbers.
  • Solve a variety of equations, inequalities, and systems of equations.
  • Define the concept of function.
  • Analyze and sketch graphs of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions including transformations.
  • Use appropriate technology to solve problems.
  • Lesson 1 - Review of Real Numbers and their Properties
  • Lesson 2 - Exponents and Radicals
  • Lesson 3 - Polynomials, Special Products and Factoring
  • Lesson 4 - Operations with Rational Expressions
  • Lesson 5 - Linear Equations in One Unknown with Applications
  • Lesson 6 - Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  • Lesson 7 - Linear Inequalities with One Unknown
  • Lesson 8 - Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
  • Lesson 9 - The Cartesian Plane and Circles
  • Lesson 10 - Relations, Functions, and Their Graphs
  • Lesson 11 - Linear Functions of a Single Variable with Applications
  • Lesson 12 - Systems of Equations and Applications
  • Lesson 13 - Quadratic Functions
  • Lesson 14 - Polynomial and Rational Functions
  • Lesson 15 - Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Participation/Discussions – 5%
  • Quizzes – 15%
  • Tests (4) – 40%
  • Proctored Midterm Exam – 20%
  • Proctored Final Exam – 20%

You will need access to a graphing calculator. The TI-83, TI-83 plus, or TI-84-plus graphing calculator is highly recommended.

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