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MAT102 - Algebra 2
Catalog Description: Topics include solving first degree inequalities, introduction to functions, linear equations in two variables and graphing, solving systems of two or three linear equations and inequalities, brief review of polynomial operations and factoring, algebraic fractions, variation, solving rational equations and proportions, rational exponents and radical expressions, complex numbers, solving radical equations, and four methods for solving quadratic equations, with emphasis on problem solving and applications throughout the course. Not open to students with credit in MAT 136 or higher. Prerequisite: MAT 092 or by placement.
Lecture: 3 hrs.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Translate word or application problems into first degree equations or inequalities.
2. Solve first degree equations or inequalities.
3. Identify different types of functions.
4. Evaluate a function.
5. Identify or determine the domain and range of a function.
6. Graph a linear equation on a rectangular coordinate system.
7. Find the equation of a line given one of the following: A point on the line and the slope of the line; two points on the line; a point on the line with the equation of a line parallel or perpendicular to it.
8. Solve a system of linear equations by graphing, substitution or the addition method.
9. Solve a system of inequalities by the graphing method.
10. Combine two or more polynomials (add, subtract, multiply or divide).
11. Combine two or more rational expressions (add, subtract, multiply or divide).
12. Solve rational equations.
13. Combine two or more radical expressions (add, subtract, multiply or divide), reporting the final answer in simplest form.
14. Combine two or more complex numbers (add, subtract, multiply or divide), reporting the final answer in the form a + bi.
15. Solve a quadratic equation by factoring, taking square roots, completing the square or using the quadratic formula.
Effective Term: Fall 2019