**I. COURSE DESCRIPTION FROM CATALOG:
**Review of algebra; relations and functions and their graphs, including
polynomial and

rational functions; conic sections; inequalities, arithmetic and geometric sequences and

series. Lec. 3. Cr. 3.

school algebra and one year of high school geometry. Use mathematics to solve problems

and determine if the solutions are reasonable. Use mathematics to model real world

behaviors and apply mathematical concepts to the solution of real-life problems. Make

meaningful connections between mathematics and other disciplines. Use technology for

mathematical reasoning and problem solving. Apply mathematical and/or basic statistical

reasoning to analyze data and graphs. Refine the algebraic, geometric, and reading

comprehension skills necessary in the study of calculus.

**IV. TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
Chapter 1 Equations and Inequalities
**1.3 Complex Numbers

Graphs

2.2 Circles

2.3 Functions

2.4 Linear Functions

2.5 Equations of Lines; Curve Fitting

2.6 Graphs of Basic Functions

2.7 Graphing Techniques

2.8 Function Operations and

Composition

Functions

3.2 Synthetic Division

3.3 Zeros of Polynomials

3.4 Polynomial Functions: Graphs,

Applications and Models

3.5 Rational Functions: Graphs,

Applications, and Models

3.6 Variation - Omit

Logarithmic Functions

4.2 Exponential Functions

4.3 Logarithmic Functions

4.4 Evaluating Logarithms and the

Change-of-Base Theorem

4.5 Exponential and Logarithmic

Equations

11.2 Arithmetic Sequences, and

Series

11.3 Geometric Sequences and

Series

11.4 The Binomial Theorem

11.5 Mathematical Induction

11.6 Counting Theory -

11.7 Basics of Probability –

**V. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
VI. POSSIBLE TEXTS AND REFERENCES:**

Precalculus, 4

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