Beginning & Intermediate Algebra
COURSE SYLLABUS FALL 2013 (201410)
PURPOSE OF COURSE: This is a Mathematics course utilizing Mathematical Software, which will present topics to
prepare you for College Algebra.
Course: MATH 0105 Beginn
Course Syllabus, Spring 2014
This is an online class. All credit work is to be completed online including the exams.
Your instructor is S. Richardson.
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: TBA
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Expressions of Gratitude
To show appreciation to those who have been mentors/role models to us
To become aware of how our gratitude can impact others
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You realize when you return home after a trip to the grocery store that you did not pay for a pack of gum
that you had intended to buy, but which apparently slipped by the cashier. Would you take the gum
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I grew up here in Tulsa, Oklahoma and I have always loved it. I believe that Tulsa
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Section 5.3 Complex Zeros; Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
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Section 5.4 Properties of Rational Functions
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are polynomial functions and q is not the zero polynomial. The domain is
the set of all real numbers except those for which the denominator q is 0.
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Section 3.3 Properties of Functions
This section will give you more tools to analyze functions.
A function f is increasing on an open interval I if, for any choice of x1 and x2 in I,
with x1 x2 , we have f x1 f x2 .
A function f is decreasing on an open i
Section 3.1: Functions
Before we begin our discussion of functions, lets talk about a relation. When
youve graphed lines before, such as y 2 x 3 , you graphed it by plotting x and y
values. That is because each x is related to its y-value by the rule y 2
Section 3.4 Library of Functions; Piecewise-defined Functions
All the graphs we are going to go over you should memorize. You should know
what they look like without having to graph them out on paper.
1. Constant Function:
2. Identity Function:
Section 5.1 Polynomial Functions and Models
The word polynomial should be something you are very familiar with. In order to
be a polynomial function it must have only nonnegative integer exponents. This
means no negatives and no fractions as expon
Section 4.2 Linear Functions and Models
We can collect data and graph it as a scatter plot or scatter diagram. You have seen
these before in height/weight charts, baby growth charts, loan charts, etc.
Some scatter diagrams can be linear or others will be