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.

### Course Competencies

**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.

### Course Textbooks

Thinking Mathematically, 6th edition. Robert F. Blitzer. Published by Pearson (January 7th 2014) ISBN-10: 0321867327