Intro to Col Algebra (101-49-106) Instructor:  Ash, J.M.
 Quarter:  Fall, 2006 Time:  TTh 8:30 - 10:00 Campus:  LPC Room:  OConnell 340
Homepage: http://www.depaul.edu/~mash/
E-mail: mash@math.depaul.edu
Phone(s): (773)325-4216
Fax: (773)325-7807
Office: 519 SAC
Office Hours: TTh 10:15 - 11:45, also by appointment

## Prerequisites

Either WRC 204 or a passing score on the Basic Algebra Test. Prerequisites are strictly enforced by the Math Department. A prerequisite can only be waived by the approval of the instructor and the department chair.

## Textbooks and other materials

Intermediate Algebra, 5th Edition, by Dugopolski, McGraw-Hill, 200x. ISBN 0-07-301927-5

## Summary of Course

Chapter 2 - Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
2.4 Inequalities
2.5 Compound Inequalities
2.6 Absolute Value Equations and inequalities

Chapter 3 - Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
3.2 Slope of a Line
3.3 Three forms for the Equation of a Line
3.4 Linear Inequalities and Their Graphs

Chapter 4 - Systems of Linear Equations
4.1 Solving Systems by Graphing and Substitution

Chapter 5 - Exponents and Polynomials
5.1 Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
5.2 The Power Rules
5.3 Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
5.4 Multiplying Binomials
5.5 Factoring Polynomials
5.6 Factoring ax2 + bx + c
5.8 Solving Equations by Factoring

Chapter 6 - Ration Expressions and Functions
6.1 Properties of Rational Expressions and Functions
6.2 Multiplication and Division
6.5 Division and Polynomials
6.6 Solving Equations Involving Rational Expressions
6.7 Applications

Chapter 7 - Radicals and Rational Exponents
7.2 Rational Exponents
7.4 Quotients, Powers, and Rationalizing Denominators

Section 8.1 - Factoring and Completing the Square