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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
1.8 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
2.6 Formulas and problem solving
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
Spring 2018 Schedule:

001
 MWF 01:00pm - 01:50pm
Fuguet, Monique
002
 MWF 09:00am - 09:50am
Fuguet, Monique
003
 MWF 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Margolina, Alla
004
 MW 04:00pm - 05:15pm
Margolina, Alla
006
 TuTh 08:00am - 09:15am
Djordjevic, Zorica
007
 TuTh 09:30am - 10:45am
Fratto, Thomas
008
 TuTh 11:00am - 12:15pm
Lehman, Matthew
009
 TuTh 12:30pm - 01:45pm
Evans, Ann
01C
 F 06:15pm - 09:30pm
Evans, Ann
50C
 MW 06:00pm - 07:50pm
Ball, Jonathan

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