Yuba Community College District
Yuba College Course Outline
Course Information
Course Number:
MATH 52B
Full Course Title:
Intermediate Algebra Second Half
Short Title:
Interm Algebra II
Effective Term:
Fall 2009
Course Standards
Lecture Hours:
54.000
Total Units:
3.000
Total Hours:
54.00
Repeatable:
No
Grading Method:
Letter Grade Only
Course Description
Intermediate algebra. Topics include: quadratic equations and functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, linear systems in three variables, nonlinear systems, and variation. Designed for a variety of students, including those who have been unsuccessful in Math 52, are math anxious, or desire a slower paced, yearlong version of Math 52. Intended to provide students with additional exposure to algebraic concepts and additional time to practice them. This course is the second half of lntermediate Algebra. Math 52A and Math 52B must both be taken to be equivalent to Math 52 for courses that require Math 52 as a prerequisite, or to meet a degree requirement.Conditions of Enrollment
Completion with a C or better in: MATH 52A or. Other: EQUIVALENT

Advisories

Language  recommended eligibility for English 1A

Mathematics  recommended eligibility for Math 52
Content
Course Lecture Content
 Introduction
 Function notation and inverses.
 Exponential expressions
 Logarithmic expressions
 Solving Equations
 Solve quadratic equations by methods other than factoring
 Solve exponential and logarithmic equations
 Solve linear systems in three variables
 Solve nonlinear system
 Applications
 Conic sections
 Variation
 Exponential growth and decay
Objectives

Solve quadratic equations which do not factor.
**Requires Critical Thinking**

Solve nonlinear inequalities in one variable.
**Requires Critical Thinking**

Generate graphs of quadratic functions.
**Requires Critical Thinking**

Manipulate and simplify exponential and logarithmic functions.
**Requires Critical Thinking**

Solve exponential and logarithmic equations.

Generate graphs of parabolas, circles, ellipses and hyperbolas.

Solve linear systems in three variables.

Solve nonlinear systems.

Solve variation applications
Student Learning Outcomes
NoneMethods of Instruction

Lecture/Discussion
Assignments
Hours per week on assignments outside of the class:
Reading Assignments
Writing Assignments
Other Assignments
Methods of Evaluation
 Exams
 Homework
 Quizzes
Course Materials
Textbooks:

MartinGay. Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, 4th ed. Pearson/Prentice Hall, 0, ISBN: Equivalent text is acceptable