ROWAN UNIVERSITY
Department of Mathematics

Syllabus
Math 01.121-Intermediate Algebra

CATALOG DESCRIPTION:

Math 01.121 - Intermediate Algebra 3 s.h.

This course emphasizes the basic algebraic skills and techniques used in business and social sciences. It will prepare students to take science and mathematics courses in the general education bank. Topics included are a review of algebra, solutions of linear, rational, and quadratic functions, exponential notions, relations and functions, graphs, determinants. Use of calculators is required.
Students are expected to have completed the equilvalent of developing Algebra Skills and Basic Algebra.

OBJECTIVES:

This course attempts to serve two types of students: students entering the College with deficiencies in high school algebra, and students who have an extended gap between their high school education and their basic algebraic skills. This course attempts to bring these and any other students who feel the need to a minimum standard of algebraic proficiency that will enable them to participate successfully in those courses that require some algebraic knowledge.

CONTENT:

1. Basic Algebra

1.1. Real Numbers

1.2 Linear Equations

1.3 Formulas

1.4 Inequalities

1.5 Arithmetic Operations with Polynomials

1.6 Factoring

1.7 Word Problems

2. Rational Expressions

2.1 Arithmetic Operations with Rational Expressions

2.2 Solving Rational Equations

3. Powers

3.1 Exponents

3.2 Radicals

3.3 Radical Equations

4. Quadratic Equations

4.1 Quadratic Equations solved by Factoring

4.2 Quadratic Formula

5. Functions

5.1 Relations

5.2 Functions

5.3 Graphing of Functions

5.4 Slope

5.5 Straight Line

6. Determinants

6.1 Solving Two Equations

6.2 Determinants

POSSIBLE TEXTS:

* INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, Bittinger, Marvin, Addison-Wesley, 10th Edition, 2007

Larson/Hostetler; INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, Heath

Miller/Lial; INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, Scott, Foresman, and Company

Poole; INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, Prentice Hall