Topics include expressions, equations and applications involving linear, quadratic, rational and radical functions; graphs of linear and quadratic functions; functions and their inverses; introduction to exponential and logarithmic functions; and systems of linear equations.

### Course Competencies

- Students will be able to work with, apply, and answer questions pertaining to the material in the list of topics at the level of an Intermediate Algebra text.
- Students will be able to combine, compose, evaluate and graph functions and inverse functions; demonstrate graphical competency for linear, quadratic, absolute value, rational and square root functions; graphs and interpret exponential and logarithmic functions; and solve applied problems using appropriate algebraic techniques.
- Students will be able to use appropriate mathematical language and symbols to develop and communicate solutions; and demonstrate quantitative and analytical techniques.

### Course Textbooks

Intermediate Algebra: A Graphing Approach, Books a la Carte Edition (5th Edition) 5th Edition by Elayn Martin-Gay (Author), Margaret (Peg) Greene (Author) ISBN: 032188244X

Cohen, D., College Algebra, 5th Ed., Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning, 2003

Gustafson, R., Frisk P. & Hughes, J., College Algebra, 10th Ed., Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning, 2010

Sullivan, M., College Algebra, 9th Ed., Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley – Pearson Leraning Solutions 2012