This course provides further application and analysis of algebraic concepts and functions through mathematical modeling of real-world situations. Topics include: real numbers, algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities, graphs and functions, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of linear equations.
- Real Numbers and Linear Equations: The graduate classifies and performs operations on real numbers; solves linear equations and inequalities; connects a linear equation to its graph; and identifies a function.
- Systems of Linear Equations: The graduate solves systems of linear equations and their related applications.
- Polynomials: The graduate simplifies and factors polynomial expressions, and solves polynomial equations.
- Rational, Radical, and Quadratic: Expressions, Equations, and Functions: The graduate simplifies rational, radical, and quadratic expressions, solves corresponding equations, and extends this knowledge to the study of functions.
- Functions: Combining, Inverses, Exponential, and Logarithmic: The graduate combines functions, finds inverse functions, solves exponential and logarithmic equations and functions.
Thinking Mathematically, 6th edition. Robert F. Blitzer. Published by Pearson (January 7th 2014) ISBN-10: 0321867327