MATH 143 COLLEGE ALGEBRA (3-0-3)(F,S,SU)(DLM)
Emphasis on the concept of functions as mathematical
entities; domain, range, algebraic operations,
composition, inverses, graphing. Polynomial functions,
division of polynomials, roots, factor theorem, complex
numbers, fundamental theorem of algebra. Rational
functions and asymptotes. Logarithmic and exponential
functions. Multi-level algebraic manipulation of functional
expressions – e.g. difference quotients. Conic
sections and other topics from analytic geometry as
time permits. Mathematical modeling based on Business
and Science applications using algebraic functions will
be prominent. PREREQ: MATH 108 or satisfactory placement
score.