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MATH 140 : College Algebra

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College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
College Algebra
This course focuses on fundamentals of exponents, radicals, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, functions, graphing techniques, and complex numbers. It includes an introduction to function, curve sketching, elementary theory of equations, sequences and series, matrix algebra and systems of equations, linear, polynomial, logarithmic, exponential, inverse and composite functions, variation, and systems of equations.

This course is designed to provide students with mathematical skills to support further work in calculus as required in Aviation Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, and other degree programs.

1. Use basic properties of fractional and integer exponents and radicals to simplify algebraic expressions including expanding and factoring polynomial expressions and performing arithmetic operations on algebraic fractions, exponentials and logarithms.

2. Solve linear, quadratic, and factorable higher degree polynomial equations.

3. Use the properties of logarithms and exponentials to change forms and solve logarithmic and exponential equations.

4. Solve linear systems in two and three variables using substitution, elimination and Gaussian methods.

5. Solve linear and factorable algebraic inequalities.

6. Calculate slopes, determine the equation of any straight line and graph the line determined by any linear function.

7. Determine the domain and range of elementary, logarithmic and exponential functions, including graphically-defined functions. Identify and graph linear, quadratic, logarithmic, and exponential equations.

8. Recognize and evaluate composite functions and calculate and verify inverses of functions.

9. Set-up and solve elementary applied problems.

10. Perform arithmetic operations with complex numbers.

11. Solve inverse and direct variation problems.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Ms. Wanda Gardner - 3/31/2015
Johnelle Korioth, Ph.D. - 3/31/2015
Johnelle Korioth, Ph.D. - 3/31/2015
Dr. James Schultz – 3/31/2015
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