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MAT 111 - College Algebra

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: MAT 108  or Placement Exam
This is a course in College Algebra for students not intending to take Calculus. Topics include equations and inequalities, polynomial and rational functions and their graphs, equations and graphs of conic sections, the theory of equations and systems of equations.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Deduce the domain, range and symmetry of a function given its formula or graph.
  2. Determine the formula and domain of an algebraic combination of two functions.
  3. Develop the attributes and graph of a polynomial function.
  4. Develop the attributes and graph of a rational function.
  5. Demonstrate the relationship between an equation of a conic section and its graph.
  6. Solve a 3 x 3 system of linear equations using linear combinations or matrices.   
Listed Topics
  1. Equations involving linear, quadratic, radical, polynomial, rational and absolute value expressions
  2. Inequalities involving linear and absolute value expressions
  3. Functions and their graphs
  4. Polynomial functions, including their real zeros, domains, ranges and graphs
  5. Rational functions, including their real zeros, domains, ranges and graphs
  6. Conics sections, including their standard equations and attributes needed to graph them
  7. Systems of equations and inequalities
Reference Materials
Textbook/materials/calculator as required by instructor.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 4/11/2019
Last Reviewed: 4/11/2019

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