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MATH 115 : College Algebra

Credits: 3

Course Description: Topics include basic algebra concepts, linear equations and inequalities, properties of functions, linear and quadratic functions, absolute value equations and inequalities, systems of equations.

Pre-Requisites: Math Placement Test or MATH 125.

Comments: Designed primarily but not exclusively for students seeking a stronger foundation in algebra before taking MATH 129 or MATH 130.

Sample Materials

Topics:
Chapter 1
1.1 Sets. Real numbers, Operations and Distributive law
1.2 Exponential, scientific, and absolute-value notation
1.3 Addition and subtraction of algebraic expressions
1.4 Multiplication of algebraic expressions
1.5 Factoring
1.6 Rational expressions
1.7 Radical notation
1.8 Rational exponents
Chapter 2
2.1 Solving linear equations and inequations
2.2 Rational equations formulas
2.3 Formulas and problem solving
2.4 Complex numbers
2.5 Solving quadratic equations
2.6 Formulas and problem solving
2.7 Solving radical equations
2.8 Equations reducible to quadratic
Chapter 3
3.1 Graphs of equations: linear and non-linear
3.2 Distance formula; circles
3.3 Distance formula: functions
3.4 Lines and linear functions
3.5 Graphs and applications of functions
3.6 Symmetry
3.7 Sums, differences, products, quotients, composition of functions
Chapter 4
4.1 Parabolas and their graphs
4.2 Sets: intersections, union and compound inequalities
4.3 Absolute value inequalities
Chapter 6
6.1 Systems of equations in two variables
Fall 2017 Schedule:

Section Meetings Instructor Comments
001
MWF 08:00am - 08:50am
Evans, Ann
002
MWF 09:00am - 09:50am
Evans, Ann
003
MWF 10:00am - 10:50am
Ball, Jonathan
004
MWF 11:00am - 11:50am
Evans, Ann
005
MWF 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Fuguet, Monique
006
MWF 01:00pm - 01:50pm
Margolina, Alla
007
MWF 02:00pm - 02:50pm
Fuguet, Monique
008
MWF 03:00pm - 03:50pm
Poweigha, Tonyo
011
TuTh 08:00am - 09:15am
Fratto, Thomas
012
TuTh 09:30am - 10:45am
Crounse, Karen
013
TuTh 11:00am - 12:15pm
Fratto, Thomas
014
TuTh 12:30pm - 01:45pm
Miller, Viktoriya
015
TuTh 02:00pm - 03:15pm
Djordjevic, Zorica
016
TuTh 04:00pm - 05:15pm
Street, Artis
01C
F 06:15pm - 09:30pm
Evans, Ann


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