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Course Description

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Mathematics - MATH 126

College Algebra

4 Credit Hours
4 Lecture Hours

Course Description

The function concept, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, curve sketching, graphical analysis of functions, graphical solutions and business applications are the topics included in this course.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • MATH 113 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or a minimum score of 23 ACT-Math, 29 SAT-Math, 63 CPT-College-Level Math or 230 NGA-Advanced Algebra and Functions.

Recommended

  • MATH 126 is recommended for business and social science majors.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Solve linear, radical and absolute value equations algebraically or graphically.
  • Solve polynomial and rational equations algebraically or graphically.
  • Solve exponential and logarithmic equations algebraically or graphically.
  • Solve linear and absolute value inequalities algebraically or graphically.
  • Solve polynomial and rational inequalities algebraically or graphically.
  • Sketch graphs of basic functions without the calculator (linear, square, cubic, square root, cube root, absolute value and reciprocal) showing the basic shape of the graph and labeling several plot points to include any x and y intercepts.
  • Apply the standard geometric transformations of stretching, shrinking and translating to the basic functions.
  • Justify graphs as even or odd by equations and by the graph.
  • Determine the domain and range for graphs of functions.
  • Determine intervals where a graph for a function is increasing, decreasing or constant.
  • Identify local maxima and local minima from graphs of functions.
  • Calculate sum, difference, product, quotient and composition of functions including their domain.
  • Determine the inverse of a function numerically, algebraically and graphically.
  • Graph polynomial functions including the key characteristics.
  • Identify real and complex zeroes of a polynomial function by factoring and using synthetic division.
  • Graph rational functions including the key characteristics.
  • Graph exponential functions and logarithmic functions including the key characteristics.
  • Solve application problems using linear and non-linear models (nonlinear may include polynomial, rational, exponential or logarithmic models).
  • Construct mathematical models in equation or function form to solve a problem.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2021; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 08/30/2021

 126142951College AlgebraONL4House H6/31/0Open$12.00 
 126142966College AlgebraONL4House H11/31/0Open$12.00 

Fall; 2021; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/21/2021

 126142911College AlgebraONL4Choraszewski L4/31/3Closed$12.00 
 126142952College AlgebraONL4Choraszewski L13/31/0Open$12.00 
 126143048College AlgebraMC4Hu Z5/24/0Open$12.00T R  05:00 PM-07:26 PM BTC145

Fall; 2021; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/30/2021

 126142921College AlgebraONL4Choraszewski L9/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2022; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 01/10/2022

 126112905College AlgebraONL4Choraszewski L31/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2022; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 01/31/2022

 126112980College AlgebraONL4House H31/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2022; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 126112769College AlgebraONL4Choraszewski L31/31/0Open$12.00 
 126113026College AlgebraMC4Ibrahim S20/20/0Open$12.00M W  09:00 AM-10:54 AM LA270
 126113036College AlgebraMC4Choraszewski L24/24/0Open$12.00T R  09:00 AM-10:54 AM BTC170
 126113037College AlgebraMC4Jadoun N24/24/0Open$12.00T R  02:00 PM-03:54 PM LA440
 126113046College AlgebraMC4Ibrahim S24/24/0Open$12.00M W  12:00 PM-01:54 PM BTC160
 126113138College AlgebraMC4Jadoun N24/24/0Open$12.00T R  04:00 PM-05:54 PM BTC160
 126113140College AlgebraMC4Ibrahim S24/24/0Open$12.00M W  02:00 PM-03:54 PM LA440

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday