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
Phone(s): (773)325-4216
Fax: (773)325-7807
Office: 519 SAC
Office Hours: TTh 10:15 - 11:45, also by appointment




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
4.2 The Addition Method

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
6.3 Addition and Subtraction
6.5 Division and Polynomials
6.6 Solving Equations Involving Rational Expressions
6.7 Applications

Chapter 7 - Radicals and Rational Exponents
7.1 Radicals
7.2 Rational Exponents
7.3 Operations with Radicals
7.4 Quotients, Powers, and Rationalizing Denominators

Section 8.1 - Factoring and Completing the Square

Homework and Grading Policy

Midterm and final exams, in class and closed book will count equally in determining a preliminary grade. Homework will be assigned each class day, discussed the next class day, collected the next class day and will increase or decrease the preliminary grade by at most one grade. For example, B+ and satisfactory homework = A-. Make-up exams will not be given. The final exam will be from 8:45-11:00 on Monday, November 20, 2006.


Classroom lectures and discussion.

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