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MATH240:  ALGEBRA II


Course Description

This is a second course of algebra and is designed for STEM and other math based majors. It will cover solving systems of equations with matrices, graphs and functions, absolute value equations and inequalities, radical, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic expressions and functions, complex numbers, conic sections, and problem solving strategies. PREREQUISITE: Math 430 with a grade of C or better, or Math 205, Math 205B, or Math 233A with a grade of C or better, or assessment test recommendation.


Learning Outcomes

  • Solve absolute value equations and inequalities.
  • Analyze and solve radical, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic equations, as well as systems of linear equations using matrices. Set up equations in all of the above to solve application problems, including investment, solution mixture, distance, population growth, and carbon dating.
  • Given a graph, equation or list, identify domain, range, points on the graph and whether a graph depicts a function.
  • Graph quadratic, logarithmic, and exponential functions and be able to utilize the graphs in problem solving
  • Simplify and perform operations with radicals expressions. Use properties of exponents and logarithms to simplify exponential and logarithmic expressions.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with a scientific calculator
  • Identify, analyze and graph conic sections.
  • Analyze and translate verbal Expressions into Algebraic. Use symbolic language to name algebraic structures.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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