MATH 92 College Algebra (5)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Polynomial and rational expressions; radicals and rational exponents; equations and inequalities; real functions and their graphs; one-to-one and inverse functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; complex numbers and zeros of polynomials; linear systems and matrices; geometric transformations and conic sections; topics in discrete mathematics; applications.
Recommended for students with strong mathematical background and performance. Not recommended for students who have passed MATH 90
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Demonstrate proficiency in simplifying and performing addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with absolute value, polynomial, exponent, logarithmic, radical, and rational expressions.
- Outcome 2: Demonstrate proficiency in solving linear, literal, quadratic, higher order polynomial (factorable), absolute value, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic equations, as well as linear, absolute value, quadratic, and rational inequalities.
- Outcome 3: Demonstrate proficiency in working with the various representations of functions: equations in two variables,f(x) notation, graphs, verbal descriptions, and tables of values.
- Outcome 4: Identify key features of, sketch, and interpret the graphs of linear, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, reciprocal, and square root functions and their inverses, as well as conic sections, using transformations, symmetry, intercepts, and asymptotes.
- Outcome 5: Use a generalized problem-solving process to interpret, model, and solve real-world problems using two-variable linear systems, and rational, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions and equations.