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MATH-141 College Algebra

In this course students will learn the language of functions and be introduced to families of functions and their applications. Topics include linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Other topics include solving systems of linear equations using matrices, matrix algebra and linear programming. Emphasis will be placed on solving problems algebraically and with the technological tools used in business and the social sciences.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

MATH-070 or appropriate score on mathematics placement test

Hours Weekly

4 hours weekly

Course Objectives

1. Communicate college-level mathematical concepts related to functions and linear programming using appropriate language and symbols.

2. Model applications related to real-world issues including global awareness, sustainability, and financial literacy using the families of functions, including linear programming problems using the graphing and simplex method.

3. Analyze and evaluate solutions to equations algebraically and graphically for the reasonableness of the solution.

4. Identify and implement appropriate technologies to efficiently complete tasks that involve the solving of cross-discipline, mathematically appropriate problems and creating new works to communicate the processes used and solution.