This course prepares students for courses that require algebraic skills beyond those taught in Elementary Algebra. Topics include equations, inequalities, linear systems in two and three variables, complex numbers and applications of functions: linear, exponential, logarithmic, quadratic, polynomial, rational and radical. In addition, the course provides a basic introduction to right triangle trigonometry, vectors, and the Laws of Sines and Cosines. Problems are approached from a variety of perspectives, including graphical, numerical, verbal and algebraic. A graphing calculator is required – the specific model is determined by the department.
Prerequisite: MATH 022 or MATH 025 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in algebra. Please note that in-person testing is required.