Mar 02, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog
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MAT-1250 Applied College Algebra

Credits 3
This course emphasizes real world applications of algebra and is intended primarily for students who are not majoring in a scientific or technical field. Students will solve equations and inequalities and model data with a variety of functions algebraically and with technological tools. Other topics include analyzing polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; solving systems of linear equations with matrices; matrix algebra; and linear programming.
Prerequisite(s): Appropriate mathematics placement, or completion of MAT-0104  /1040 with grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): MAT-0125C  only as needed.  
3 class/1 rec. hr.
Course Outcomes
  1. Analyze polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
  2. Perform algebraic operations and compositions with functions.
  3. Model data with polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
  4. Solve polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic equations and inequalities analytically and graphically.
  5. Solve systems of linear equations analytically and graphically. 
  6. Apply linear programming methods to problems from the areas of life sciences, social sciences, business, and economics.
  7. Represent real-world situations with matrices.

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