MAT 1540

College Algebra

4 Credits

Prerequisite: MAT 1150 (or equivalent college transfer course) with a "C" or better within the last three years or COMPASS/ACT math placement test results appropriate for this course within the last two years.

GE Outcomes: Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy

Brief review of algebra fundamentals; equations quadratic in form; rational inequalities; graphing polynomials and rational functions; algebra of functions; including composition; inverse functions; theory of equations, Rational Root Theorem and Descartes' Rule; exponential and logarithmic functions; matrices, determinants and linear programming; partial fractions; conic sections; sequences and series; permutations and combinations; Binomial Theorem.