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MATH 112. College Algebra

Credits: 3
 Department: Mathematics & Statistics Description: Functions and graphs; polynomial, radical, rational, exponential, logarithmic functions; equations, inequalities, systems of equations; applications. No more than 6 credits from MATH 112, 113, and MATH 115 may be counted toward graduation. Prerequisites: MATH 072 or high school advanced algebra with a satisfactory math placement score. Semester Offered: FallSpringSummer Grading Method: ABCDF Goal Area: GOAL AREA 4: MATHEMATICAL THINKING & QUANTITATIVE REASONING

Student Learning Outcomes

 1 Apply algebraic, graphical, numerical, and verbal skills to a variety of types of functions: linear, quadratic, polynomial, radical, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. 2 Analyze behaviors of functions considering domain and range, transformations of familiar functions, intercepts, symmetry, increasing and decreasing intervals, asymptotes, and relative minimum and maximum function values. 3 Find real and nonreal complex solutions to quadratic and polynomial equations using factoring, the Rational Zero Theorem, synthetic division, the quadratic formula, and other techniques. 4 Use logarithms to solve exponential equations, in the creation of exponential models, and to expand and condense logarithmic expressions. 5 Use the difference quotient or two points on the graph to determine the average rate of change of a function. 6 Solve systems of linear and nonlinear equations. 7 Communicate their knowledge of functions, equations, and inequalities, both orally (e.g. class discussions) and in writing (e.g. written assessments).

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