## MATH 1010

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course covers in more depth basic algebraic concepts introduced in Elementary Algebra. Topics of study include: linear equations and inequalities; quadratic equations; polynomial and rational expressions; radicals and complex numbers; exponential expressions (negative and rational exponents) and logarithmic expressions; linear systems of equations; introduction to conic sections; introduction to functions. Graphing of functions will be done by hand. Real world applications of algebra will be addressed throughout the course. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course students should: 1. Have competent algebraic skills for: three by three linear systems with unique solutions; operations with polynomials, radicals, rational expressions, and absolute values; and have competent algebraic and graphic skills for: equations of lines, two by two systems, inequalities, and the quadratic equation. 2. Understand how linear equations, quadratics, systems, radicals, and graphs relate to realistic applications. 3. Advance readily to higher-level college mathematics courses, e.g., college algebra |