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Intermediate Algebra
INTER ALGEBRA
CLASS CODE: MATH 101 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MATHEMATICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Fundamental operations of algebra, properties of exponents, solving linear, fractional, radical and quadratic equations, graphing linear and quadratic functions. Math 101 may not be taken for credit if Math 110 has been completed with a grade of "B" or higher.
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Fundamental operations of algebra, properties of exponents; solving linear, fractional, radical and quadratic equations; graphing linear and quadratic functions.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Use the distributive property to relate terms and factors.
2. Solve linear equations and inequalities, including linear absolute value equations and inequalities.
3. Determine the domain, range, and value of functions. Use function notation and graph linear functions.
4. Determine the linear function that contains either: a) a point and slope, or b) two points.
5. Solve systems of linear equations with independent variables using substitution or elimination.
6. Solve systems of linear equations or systems of linear inequalities by graphing.
7. Add, subtract, multiply and divide polynomials. Factor polynomials (including all quadratics).
8. Manipulate expressions with fractions. Add, subtract, multiply and divide rational expressions.
9. Solve equations having fractions.
10. Perform the arithmetic operations of addition, multiplication and division on radical expressions and on the Complex numbers.
11. Use the quadratic formula to solve quadratic equations.
12. Graph quadratic functions.
REQUIREMENTS: Class attendance is required. Some student group work will be assigned. Homework and exams will be given.
PREREQUISITES: Ability to demonstrate proficiency in first-year algebra or Math 100B with a grade of "B" or higher.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001