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Math 1050 - College AlgebraMath 1050
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Last Updated: January 9, 2014

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For students who are proficient in intermediate algebra, this course is designed to satisfy quantitative literacy requirements and to prepare students for trigonometry and calculus. Topics include: polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and graphs; complex roots of polynomial functions; matrices; partial fractions; conics; sequences and series; the binomial theorem.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion students will be able to:

  1. Analyze characteristics of relations (x, y- intercepts)
  2. Analyze characteristics and properties of functions (including piecewise defined functions)
  3. Use and apply transformations to functions
  4. Construct, maximize or minimize, and analyze mathematical models
  5. Analyze, graph, and apply (solve) functions of many types including quadratic, exponential, rational and logarithmic
  6. Find inverses and use properties of inverse functions
  7. Know how to identify, manipulate, and use matrices to solve systems of linear equations
  8. Know and understand properties of sequences and series
  9. Know the difference between arithmetic and geometric series
  10. Identify and work with all conics in general form and use conics to solve applied problems

Course Modules:
  1. Relations and Functions
  2. Polynomial Functions
  3. Rational Functions
  4. Function Composition and Inverses
  5. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  6. Matrices and Partial Fractions
  7. Sequences and the Binomial Theorem
  8. Conics
Project Leaders:

Ruth Trygstad
Salt Lake Community College

Suzanne Mozdy
Salt Lake Community College

Development Team Members:

Christine Walker
  Utah Valley University
Elena Martinova

  East High School