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INSTITUTION:

Great Falls College Montana State University

COURSE TITLE:

College Algebra

COURSE NUMBER: M 121-­‐80, M 121-­‐81

NUMBER OF CREDITS:

3

SEMESTER/YEAR: Fall 2013

INSTRUCTOR:

Ronald Yates

Email: ronald.yates2@gfcmsu.edu

Office Hours: By appointment

I. COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course presents concepts, principles and methods of college-­‐level algebra. Topics to be covered include polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs, and real and complex numbers.

II. COURSE MATERIALS:

Textbook: College Algebra: Graphs and Models, Fifth Edition, by Bittinger/Beecher/Ellenbogen/Penna, published by Pearson

Access Code: MyMathLab access code is packaged within new textbooks or may be purchased

separately.

Calculator: A scientific calculator is required. A TI-­‐83/84 (or equivalent) graphing calculator

is strongly recommended. A calculator with a symbolic manipulator (TI-­‐89, TI-­‐

92, etc.) will not be allowed for testing.

III. COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of the course, the student will demonstrate a minimum competency level of 70% in the following areas: 1. Manipulate real and complex numbers. 2. Manipulate polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions of a real variable.

3. Graph polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions of a real variable. 4. Find inverse functions for selected polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions of a real variable. 5. Use polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions of a real variable to model real-­‐world phenomena and solve applied problems.

Revised August 2013

IV. COURSE OUTLINE:

(See Addendum for Detailed Calendar)

Chapter 1: Graphs, Functions, and Models Chapter 2: More on Functions Chapter 3: Quadratic Functions and Equations; Inequalities Chapter 4: Polynomial and Rational Functions Chapter 5: Exponential & Logarithmic Functions

V. COURSE CALENDAR – See Addendum

This schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the course instructor to accommodate instructional and/or student needs.

VI. COURSE EVALUATION – See Addendum for Details…