College Algebra – C278

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

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