Course Description

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This course presents traditional concepts in college algebra. Topics include linear, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, sequences, and series.

This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.

This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.

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Course Objectives

Radicals, Rational Exponents, Distance, and Midpoint

  • Perform mathematical operations on expressions with rational exponents.
  • Perform mathematical operations on radical expressions.
  • Solve equations containing radicals algebraically.
  • Solve problems using the quadratic formula.
  • Find the distance between two points.
  • Find the midpoint of a segment.

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

  • Solve equations with exponential functions algebraically.
  • Solve equations with logarithmic functions algebraically.
  • Convert between exponential and logarithmic forms.
  • Apply properties of logarithms.
  • Solve real-world applications using exponential and logarithmic functions.

Systems of Equations and Matrices

  • Solve systems of linear equations algebraically.
  • Distinguish between linear and nonlinear systems of equations.
  • Solve systems of nonlinear equations algebraically.
  • Perform operations on matrices.
  • Use matrices to solve systems of equations.
  • Solve systems of linear inequalities with graphing.
  • Solve real-world applications of systems of equations.

Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Sums

  • Solve recursion formula problems.
  • Find terms of an arithmetic sequence from the general term.
  • Find the general term given the terms of an arithmetic sequence.
  • Find the sum of the first n terms of an arithmetic sequence.
  • Find terms of a geometric sequence from the general term.
  • Find the general term given the terms of a geometric sequence.
  • Find the sum of the first n terms of a geometric sequence.
  • Solve application problems involving arithmetic and geometric series.

Counting and Probability

  • Use factorial notation to solve problems.
  • Use the Fundamental Counting Principle to determine outcomes.
  • Use permutations to determine outcomes.
  • Use combinations to determine outcomes.
  • Determine theoretical and experimental probabilities.
  • Determine probabilities of dependent and independent events.
  • Determine compound probabilities.
  • Calculate permutations, combinations, and probabilities.
  • Solve real-world applications of permutations


A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process. To meet to a course prerequisite requirement, a student must have successfully completed the prerequisite course at University of Phoenix, provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution or have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

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