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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:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
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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