Intro to Col Algebra (10149106)  Instructor: Ash, J.M.  

Homepage: http://www.depaul.edu/~mash/ Email: mash@math.depaul.edu Phone(s): (773)3254216 Fax: (773)3257807 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.
Intermediate Algebra, 5th Edition, by Dugopolski, McGrawHill, 200x. ISBN 0073019275
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 ax^{2 }+ 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
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. Makeup exams will not be given. The final exam will be from 8:4511:00 on Monday, November 20, 2006.
Classroom lectures and discussion.
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