This course prepares students for success in calculus. A brief review of college algebra topics is presented including linear, polynomial, radical, rational and absolute value, functions, and equations. Students also examine systems of equations, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions as well as analytic geometry. In addition, students are introduced to sequences and series.
This undergraduate course is 7 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
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Topics and Objectives
- Analyze graphs of functions, including inverse functions.
- Determine the domain and range of a function.
- Perform transformations on functions.
Algebra, Polynomial Functions, & Conic Sections
- Apply the fundamental theorem of algebra.
- Determine real and complex roots of polynomial functions.
- Differentiate among the equations for conic sections.
Exponential & Logarithmic Functions
- Solve exponential and logarithmic functions.
- Graph exponential and logarithmic functions.
- Apply exponential and logarithmic functions to real-world problems.
Identities & Trigonometric Functions
- Convert angle measures between degrees and radians.
- Determine values of trigonometric functions using the unit circle and right triangles.
- Analyze graphs of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions.
- Evaluate inverse trigonometric functions.
Trigonometric Equations & Polar Coordinates
- Solve trigonometric equations using identities and laws.
- Convert coordinates and equations between polar and rectangular systems.
Systems of Equations
- Solve systems of linear equations in multiple variables algebraically.
- Perform matrix operations to solve multivariable linear systems of equations.
- Generate determinants.
- Solve systems of equations using Cramer's rule.
Sequences & Series
- Use sequence and summation notation.
- Create geometric and arithmetic sequences and series.
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.
This course requires the prerequisite below. Click on the prerequisite course to review the course topics and objectives.
- MTH/220 - College Algebra OR
- MAT/003 - Math Placement Exam C OR
- equivalent or higher college mathematics course
During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-354-1800.
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