Math 090: Intermediate Algebra
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The course covers the following topics: Linear equations and inequalities, absolute values, linear graphs and modeling, systems of equations, functions, quadratic equations, exponents and polynomials, factoring, radicals and rational exponents.
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No credit toward graduation is awarded.
Intermediate Algebra Connecting Concepts Through Application, 2nd ed, by Mark Clark and Cynthia Anfinson; Cengage
Note that a WebAssign code is required for this course while the printed textbook is optional
WebAssign is a web-based learning software. Students will need a WebAssign access code, which includes an electronic version of the textbook, so students are not required to buy the book. Webassign can also be purchased with a NEW hard copy of the book.
Calculators will NOT be used on exams, so please keep this in mind while working on homework.
List of Topics
|1.1||Solving Linear Equations|
|1.2||Fundamentals of Graphing and Slope|
|1.3||Intercepts and Graphing|
|1.4||Finding Equations of Lines|
|1.5||Functions and Function Notation|
|2.1||Systems of Linear Equations|
|2.2||Solving Systems Using Substitution Method|
|2.3||Solving Systems Using Elimination Method|
|2.4||Solving Linear Inequalities|
|2.5||Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities|
|3.1||Rules of Exponents|
|3.5||Special Factoring Techniques|
|4.1||Quadratic Polynomials and Parabolas|
|4.2||Graphing Quadratic Functions from Vertex Form|
|4.4||Solving Quadratic Equations - Square Root Property and Completing the Square|
|4.5||Solving Equations by Factoring (Exclude: Solving Nonlinear Polynomial Inequalities)|
|4.6||Solving Quadratic Equations - Quadratic Formula|
|4.7||Graphing Quadratic Functions from Standard Form (Exclude: Graphing Quadratic Inequalities in 2 Variables)|
|7.1||Rational Functions and Variation|
|7.2||Simplifying Rational Expressions|
|7.3||Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions|
|7.4||Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions (Exclude: Simplying Complex Fractions)|
|8.2||Graphing Radical Functions|
|8.3||Adding and Subtracting Radicals|