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Course Description

Review of basic concepts, linear equations and inequalities, graphs and functions, systems of linear equations, polynomials and polynomial functions, factoring, rational expressions and equations, roots, radicals, and complex numbers, solving quadratic equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, and problem solving strategies. Mathematics 233, 233A, and 233B have similar course content. This course may not be taken by students who have completed Mathematics 233B with a grade of 'C' or better. This course may be taken for Mathematics 233B credit (2.5) units by those students who have successfully completed Mathematics 233A with a grade of 'C' or better. PREREQUISITE: Mathematics 205 or Mathematics 205A and 205B or Mathematics 206 with a grade of 'C' or better. The instructor will be using and supporting TI-83 Plus graphing calculator in all classroom demonstrations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze a variety of problems involving contemporary applications of linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, and rational functions. Such applications include, but are not limited to bacterial growth, radioactive decay, earthquakes, compound and simple interest, and variation.
  • Determine and implement an appropriate method of solution for these problems.
  • Graph linear, quadratic logarithmic, and exponential functions, and utilize the graph in problem solving.
  • Solve moderately complex equations and inequalities, some of which they will set up.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with a scientific calculator.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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