Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. OK
Call # 12376
Day and Time:
10:30 – 11:45
Agricultural Hall 002
Office: MCSC 511
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Office phone: (405) 744- 1800
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A copy of the Syllabus Attachment is attached to this class
College Algebra Prerequisite(s): Two years of high school algebra or intermediate algebra. Quadratic equations,
functions and graphs, inequalities, systems of equations, exponential and logarithmic functions,
theory of equations. No credit for those with prior credit in 1715 or any mathematics course for
which 1513 is a prerequisite.
The textbook package for the course which consists of the textbook , College Algebra
Graphs and Models
D. Ellenbogen and
Addison Wesley Longman, 2009 and the
Graphing Calculator Manual
by J. Penna, 2009.
Graphing calculator, TI-83 Plus is recommended, textbook, paper,
, graph paper, ruler.
You may check
out a TI-83/TI-83 Plus graphing calculator from the Mathematics Department (401 MS) for use during the
semester while the supply lasts; there is NO charge.
After completion of college algebra, the student will be able to:
Apply analytical reasoning and problem solving techniques to mathematical situations.
Solve linear, quadratic, rational and radical equations and linear, quadratic and rational inequalities .
Identify and work with functions, including identifying the domain and range of a function, operations
with functions, zeros of functions, composition of functions.
Graph linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, rational, absolute value, logarithmic and piece-wise
Understand and use exponential and logarithmic functions.
Graph linear equations, circles, parabolas, ellipses and hyperbolas in the Cartesian coordinate system.
Solve systems of equations by substitution, elimination and by using matrices
Regular attendance and active participation in class is very important to your success in this class.
It is difficult
and sometimes impossible to succeed in a college course without regular attendance.
To benefit from attending