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Course Description

Mathematics - MATH 126

College Algebra (4-0) 4 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

The function concept, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, curve sketching, systems of linear equations and inequalities, graphical solutions and business applications are the topics included in this course.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • MATH 113 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or minimum placement test score of 23 ACT, 29 SAT or 63 CPT (College-Level Math).

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Solve linear, radical and absolute value equations algebraically or graphically.
  • Solve polynomial and rational equations algebraically or graphically.
  • Solve exponential and logarithmic equations algebraically or graphically.
  • Solve linear and absolute value inequalities algebraically or graphically.
  • Solve polynomial and rational inequalities algebraically or graphically.
  • Solve linear systems of equations and inequalities algebraically or graphically.
  • Sketch graphs of basic functions without the calculator (linear, square, cubic, square root, cube root, absolute value and reciprocal) showing the basic shape of the graph and labeling several plot points to include any x and y intercepts.
  • Apply the standard geometric transformations of stretching, shrinking and translating to the basic functions.
  • Justify graphs as even or odd by equations and by the graph.
  • Determine the domain and range for graphs of functions.
  • Determine intervals where a graph for a function is increasing, decreasing or constant.
  • Identify local maxima and local minima from graphs of functions.
  • Calculate sum, difference, product, quotient and composition of functions including their domain.
  • Determine the inverse of a function numerically, algebraically and graphically.
  • Graph polynomial functions including the key characteristics.
  • Identify real and complex zeroes of a polynomial function by factoring and using synthetic division.
  • Graph rational functions including the key characteristics.
  • Graph exponential functions and logarithmic functions including the key characteristics.
  • Solve application problems using linear and non-linear models (nonlinear may include polynomial, rational, exponential or logarithmic models).
  • Construct mathematical models in equation or function form to solve a problem.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2017; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 9/19/2017

 126143129College Algebra 4Erwin D$12.005/30/0OpenM W  03:00 PM-05:26 PM LA405

Fall; 2017; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 8/28/2017

 126143019College Algebra 4House H$12.003/31/0OpenM W  02:30 PM-04:24 PM BTC320
 126143047College Algebra 4Choraszewski L$12.000/31/0ClosedT R  12:00 PM-01:54 PM BTC320
 126143048College Algebra 4Xia J$12.006/31/0OpenT R  01:00 PM-02:54 PM LA470
 126143078College Algebra 4Zalzali M$12.003/31/0OpenM W  06:30 PM-08:24 PM BTC170

Winter; 2018; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 1/8/2018

 126112905College AlgebraOnline4Choraszewski L$12.003/20/0Open 

Winter; 2018; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 126113026College Algebra 4Choraszewski L$12.000/31/0ClosedM W  08:30 AM-10:24 AM LA270
 126113036College Algebra 4Choraszewski L$12.000/31/3ClosedT R  09:00 AM-10:54 AM BTC170
 126113037College Algebra 4Shalan S$12.0020/31/0OpenT R  02:00 PM-03:54 PM BTC350
 126113046College Algebra 4Boysen T$12.000/31/0ClosedM W  12:00 PM-01:54 PM BTC160
 126113068College Algebra 4Boysen T$12.0011/31/0OpenM W  06:00 PM-07:54 PM LA440
 126113138College Algebra 4House H$12.0023/31/0OpenT R  04:00 PM-05:54 PM BTC160
 126113140College Algebra 4Boysen T$12.000/26/0ClosedM W  02:30 PM-04:24 PM JC102