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MAT 110 - College Algebra

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Description: This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; and solutions of higher degree polynomials.

Prerequisite(s): Take MAT 102  or MAT 153  with a minimum grade of C.
Course Topics:
  • Complex Numbers
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Graphs and Functions
  • Polynomial and Rational Functions
  • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • Matrices and Determinants

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Texas Instruments TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator.
  • Any other device must be approved by the instructor of the course.

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Analyze nonlinear functions by graphing and using transformations.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the complex number system by performing basic operations to simplify complex number expressions.
  3. Solve polynomial and rational functions by applying appropriate methods; or solve polynomial and rational inequalities by graphing.
  4. Evaluate exponential or logarithmic functions by applying specific properties.
  5. Solve systems of equations by employing graphing, applying algebraic methods, or using matrices.

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