College Algebra for STEM

  • Final
  • Mathematics
  • College Algebra for STEM
  • 4.0
  • College level course in algebra for majors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics: polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, absolute value, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations; theory of polynomial equations; analytic geometry

  • 151
  • Intermediate Algebra

    1. Functions including linear, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, absolute value, logarithmic: definitions, evaluation, domain and range;
    2. Inverses of functions;
    3. Algebra of functions;
    4. Graphs of functions including asymptotic behavior, intercepts, vertices;
    5. Transformations of quadratic, absolute value, radical, rational, logarithmic, exponential functions;
    6. Equations including rational, linear, polynomial, radical, exponential, absolute value, logarithmic;
    7. Linear, nonlinear, and absolute value inequalities;
    8. Systems of equations and inequalities;
    9. Characterization of the zeros of polynomials;
    10. Properties and applications of Complex numbers;
    11. Properties of conic sections; and
    12. Sequences and series.

  • Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

    1. Analyze and investigate properties of functions;
    2. Synthesize results from the graphs and/or equations of functions;
    3. Apply transformations to the graphs of functions;
    4. Recognize the relationship between functions and their inverses graphically and algebraically;
    5. Solve and apply rational, linear, polynomial, radical, absolute value, exponential, and logarithmic equations and solve linear, nonlinear, and absolute value inequalities;
    6. Solve systems of equations and inequalities;
    7. Apply techniques for finding zeros of polynomials and roots of equations;
    8. Apply functions and other algebraic techniques to model real world STEM applications;
    9. Analyze conics algebraically and graphically; and
    10. Use formulas to find sums of finite and infinite series.

  • Tests, examinations, homework or projects where students demonstrate their mastery of the learning objectives and their ability to devise, organize and present complete solutions to problems.

  • A college level text designed for science, technology, engineering and math majors, and supporting the learning objectives of this course.

  • February 03, 2012