MATH 103: College Algebra (4 credits)

Course Description

Linear equations, inequalities, systems of equations, polynomials, functions, fractional expressions and equations, exponents, powers, roots, quadratic equations and functions; rational, exponential and logarithmic functions. (4 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): C or better in MATH 25, 26, 29, 82 or equivalent, satisfactory math placement test score, or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing math expressions into different forms.
  • Employ algebraic techniques to find the solutions to equations and/or inequalities, using complex numbers where appropriate.
  • Use algebraic techniques to analyze and solve applied problems.
  • Interpret equations geometrically and use geometrical information to obtain the equation of lines and circles.
  • Utilize introductory function concepts and draw the graphs of selected functions.
  • Utilize the definition of a logarithm and the properties of logarithms to simplify logarithmic expressions or to solve logarithmic and exponential equations.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in solving systems of linear and second degree equations and inequalities.
  • Utilize precise mathematical language and symbols to effectively communicate mathematics in written and/or oral form.

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