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# College Algebra (QL) MATH 1050

Salt Lake Community College

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Curriculum Outline for Math 1050 Date of Adoption Fall 2002 Course Abbreviation MATH Number 1050 Course Title College Algebra Course Description This course explores in greater depth smndard topics many ofwhich were addressed in Math 1010 Intermediate Algebra Topics will include the following polynomial rational exponential and logarithmic functions systems of equations matrices and determinants partial fraction decomposition sequences and series and mathematical induction Use ofgraphing technology is required in this course Course Prerequisites Within the last year there must be one of the following 1 The completion of a Math 1010 Intermediate Algebra course with a grade ofC or better 2 An ACT score of 22 or better 3 A CPT score of at least 43 on the college algebra section Number of credits 4 Number of instructional contact hours 4 Number of lecture hours per week 4 Number of lab hours per week 0 Type of credit Transfer Submitted by Cindy Soderstrom Each curriculum outline provides 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rectangles Circumference equations Perimeter equations Demand equations 0 Distance equations Graph quadratic functions and identify xintercepts yintercepts the vertex and axis of symmetry Graph polynomial functions Graph rational functions Perform long division andor synthetic division of polynomials and interpret the results in the following ways 0 Understand and apply the Remainder Theorem 0 Understand and apply the Factor Theorem Understand and apply Descartes Rule of Signs Understand and apply the Rational Zeros Theorem Find all the real andor complex zeros of a polynomial function Understand and apply upper bounds or lower bounds Understand and apply the Intermediate Value Theorem to approximate a zero in a given interval Show two functions are inverse functions find an inverse function graph both the function and its inverse and understand both the domain and range of a function and the inverse function Graph exponential functions and logarithmic functions Understand and apply 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