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MATH 095
Intermediate Algebra


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

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Lecture Hours:50


Description
The second of a two-course series covering the basics of algebra (MATH 065/095). Topics include working with algebraic expressions (polynomial, algebraic fractions, radicals, exponential, logarithmic), solving equations and inequalities (polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic), solving systems of linear equations, an introduction to functions, and graphing functions/relations (linear, quadratic, simple conics, exponential, logarithmic). Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C- or higher in MATH 065; or permission of the Mathematics Department.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Add, subtract, multiply, factor and divide polynomial expressions.
  • Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable.
  • Translate word problems into an algebraic sentence and solve.
  • Solve absolute value equations and inequalities.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational expressions.
  • Solve equations and inequalities, including word problems, involving rational expressions.
  • Simplify complex fractions.
  • Simplify, add, subtract, multiply, and divide radical expressions.
  • Solve equations containing radicals.
  • Use properties of exponents with radical exponents.
  • Simplify, add, subtract, multiply, and divide complex numbers.
  • Solve quadratic equations by factoring, square root property, completing the square, and quadratic formula.
  • Solve quadratic inequalities.
  • Know and be able to use the midpoint and distance formulas as they relate to the Cartesian coordinate system.
  • Find the equation of a line given sufficient information.
  • Recognize when a relation is a function and use function notation.
  • Define the domain and range of given functions.
  • Be able to recognize and graph linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
  • Solve word problems involving direct, inverse, and joint variation.
  • Solve systems of two linear equations in two variables using the substitution and the elimination (addition) methods.
  • Use systems of linear equations to solve word problems.
  • Solve systems of three linear equations in three variables.
  • Solve systems of linear inequalities in two variables.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, divide, and find the composition of functions.
  • Find and use inverse functions at an introductory level.
  • Solve exponential and logarithmic equations at an introductory level.
  • Be able to use the properties of logarithms at an introductory level.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    MATH 095
    Spring 2013
    0455
    Gary Owsley
    MATH 095
    Spring 2013
    8086
    William Gerke
    MATH 095
    Spring 2013
    1459
    Steve Schwartz
    MATH 095
    Spring 2013
    5728
    Jennifer Thonney
    MATH 095
    Spring 2013
    8031
    Chris Michels


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.