Chapter 5
Exponents,
Polynomials, and
Polynomial Functions
5.1
Exponents and
Scientific Notation
The Product Rule
Product Rule for Exponents
If m and n are positive integers and a is a real
number, then
am an = am+n
Example:
Use the product rule to simpl
Chapter 7
Rational Exponents,
Radicals, and
Complex Numbers
7.1
Radicals and Radical
Functions
Square Roots
Opposite of squaring a number is taking the
square root of a number.
A number b is a square root of a number a if
b2 = a.
In order to find a squar
Chapter 2
Equations,
Inequalities, and
Problem Solving
2.1
Linear Equations in
One Variable
Linear Equations
An algebraic equation is a statement that two
expressions have equal value.
Solving algebraic equations involves finding values for a
variable th
Chapter 8
Quadratic Equations
and Functions
8.1
Solving Quadratic
Equations by Completing
the Square
Square Root Property
We previously have used factoring to solve
quadratic equations.
This chapter will introduce additional
methods for solving quadratic
Chapter 6
Rational
Expressions
6.1
Rational Functions and
Multiplying and Dividing
Rational Expressions
Rational Expressions
Rational expressions can be written in the form
where P and Q are both polynomials and Q 0.
P
Q
Examples of Rational Expressions
Math 115
Exam 2 Information
College Algebra
Fall 2016
Date: Friday, October 7
Covering: Chapter 3, Sections 1, 2
Chapter 4, Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Strategies for Careful Test Preparation
How do you prepare for a test? Have you ever just shown up for a
EXTRA CREDIT (5 points)
Read everything very carefully. If you dont follow instructions, then no credit
will be given. This is an extra credit opportunity where you either get all the
points or no points. There
Math 115
Exam 1 Information
College Algebra
Fall 2016
Date: Friday, September 16
Covering: Chapter 1, Sections 3, 4, 5
Chapter 2, Sections 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Strategies for Careful Test Preparation
How do you prepare for a test? Have you ever just sho