Yuba Community College District

Yuba College Course Outline

### Course Information

Course Number: MATH 52
Full Course Title: Intermediate Algebra
Short Title: Interm Algebra
Effective Term: Fall 2012

### Course Standards

Lecture Hours: 72.000
Total Units: 4.000
Total Hours: 72.00
Repeatable: No

### Course Description

Fundamental operations of algebra; linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; exponents and polynomials; rational expressions; radicals and fractional exponents; graph of a straight line; linear and quadratic system of equations; conic sections; exponential and logarithmic functions. (L,M)

### Conditions of Enrollment

Completion with a C or better in: MATH 50

• Language - recommended eligibility for English 1A
• Mathematics - recommended eligibility for Math 52

### Content

Course Lecture Content
1. Introduction
1. Set of numbers
2. Exponents and polynomials.
3. Rational expressions.
2. Solving equations and inequalities.
2. Solve rational equations.
3. Solve exponential and logarithm equations.
4. Solve systems of linear and quadratic equations.
5. Solve quadratic and rational inequalities.
3. Applications
1. Conic sections (parabola and circle). (Optional: ellipse and hyperbola.)
2. Exponential growth and decay.

### Objectives

1. Simplify and manipulate algebraic expressions containing fractions, integral and fractional exponents, and radicals.

2. Simplify and manipulate complex numbers and solve equations with complex roots.

3. Solve linear, quadratic, and rational equations and inequalities. **Requires Critical Thinking**

4. Graph papabolas and circles. (Optional: Graph ellipses an hyperbolas.)

5. Use a calculator to evaluate the exponential and logarithm functions.

6. Solve exponential and logarithm equations, and applications using these functions. **Requires Critical Thinking**

### Student Learning Outcomes

1. Computation – Solve rational equations.
2. Computation – Solve exponential and logarithmic equations.

### Methods of Instruction

• Lecture/Discussion

Delivery Methods
• Online

### Assignments

Hours per week on assignments outside of the class:

### Methods of Evaluation

• Exams
• Homework
• Oral Tests/Class Performance
• Quizzes
• Other
Skills test

### Course Materials

Textbooks:
1. Elayn Martin-Gay. Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, 4th ed. Prentice Hall, 2009, ISBN: 13: 978-0136007319
Other:
1. Scientific calculator: Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS