Jul 13, 2024  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2023-2024 
    
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MATH 101 - College Algebra

3 Credits: (3 lecture)

Course Description
This course is a study of college algebra. Topics in this course include the real number system, exponents and radicals, relations and functions, linear and quadratic functions, inequalities, complex numbers, theory of equations, systems of equations, and the remainder and factor theorems.

Prerequisite MATH 100 or equivalent or permission of instructor.


Text
Blitzer, R. (2022).  Algebra and trigonometry with MyLab Math (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Objectives
The student will be able to:

A. Utilize basic concepts of algebra including the real number system and its properties, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions, integer and rational exponents, and radicals. 

B. Apply the properties of equations to solve linear, quadratic, higher degree polynomial equations, absolute value equations and inequalities, and  systems of equations. 

C. Perform operations in the complex number system. 

D. Graph relations and functions. 

E. Use the theory of equations to find the zeroes of polynomial functions. 

F. Demonstrate the ability to apply algebraic principles to problem solving. 

Content
A. Real numbers and properties 

B. Polynomials and factoring 

C. Rational expressions 

D. Exponents and radicals 

E. Equations and inequalities in one variable 

F. Complex numbers 

G. Functions, relations, and graphs 

H. Linear equations 

I. Variation 

J. Synthetic division 

K. Theory of equations 

L. Systems of equations 

M. Applications 

Student Evaluation
A. Daily assignments 

B. Periodic quizzes 

C. Periodic 1-hour exams 

D. Graphing assignment 

E. Departmental midterm exam 

F. Comprehensive, departmental final exam