Prerequisite: Completion of MATH 070 , Completion of MATH 102 Eligibility for or
Advisory: Eligibility for READ 099
This course is for the student who has been very successful completing Elementary Algebra and who is comfortable taking math classes, since it accelerates MATH 102A and MATH 102B into one semester. Topics include: formulas and word problems; graphs, slopes and equations of lines; introduction to functions; systems of equations; linear inequalities; exponents and polynomials with factoring; rational expressions and equations; radical expressions and equations; exponential and logarithmic functions; quadratic equations and functions; circles; and word problems appropriate to all these topics. (AVC)
- Review of Basic Algebra
- Formulas and Word Problems
- Graphs, Slopes and Equations of Line
- Introduction to Functions
- Function Notation
- Domain and Range
- Vertical Line Test
- Operations on algebraic functions
- Systems of Equations with Two and Three Variables
- Graphic and Algebraic Methods
- Related Applications
- Linear Inequalities
- Compound Inequalities in One Variable
- Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
- Exponents and Polynomials
- Scientific Notation
- Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials
- Factoring Polynomials
- Solving Polynomial Equations by Factoring
- Rational Expressions and Equations
- Basic Operations with Rational Expressions
- Proportion and Variation
- Simple Equations with Rational Expressions
- Work Problems and Other Applications
- Radical Expressions and Equations
- Basic Operations on Radical Expressions
- Radical Equations
- Rational Exponents
- Pythagorean Theorem and Distance Formula
- Pythagorean Theorem Applications
- Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
- Composition and Inverses of Functions
- Exponential Functions
- Logarithmic Functions and Their Properties
- Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
- Related Formulas and Applications
- Quadratic Equations and Functions
- Quadratic Formula
- Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
- Complex Numbers
- Solving Applications
- Circles
- Graphing Circles
- Completing the Square and Circle Formula
Students will read from the textbook, approximately 20-25 pages each week (includes mathematical examples).
Students will write short phrases as part of some computational assignments, approximately four times each week.
Students will complete or revise computational assignments, approximately 6-10 pages each week.
Students may be required to use computer software or web based sources to reinforce concepts and skills presented in lecture.