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Intermediate Algebra

University of California, Irvine via Coursera

Overview

This course is taught so that students will acquire a solid foundation in algebra. Emphasis is placed on understanding the properties of linear, polynomial rational and radical functions, including inequalities and complex numbers. Students will learn to work with various types of functions in symbolic, graphical, numerical and verbal form.

The course videos are licensed Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike-NonCommercial 3.0. The course videos can be found at UC Irvine's OpenCourseWare site.

Syllabus

This course will be taught over ten weeks, with materials released on a weekly basis. Below you will find the weekly topic schedule. 

Week One. Introduction, Algebra and Real Numbers. Exponents and Radicals. 
Week Two. Polynomials: Basic Operations and Factoring. Rational Expressions: Basic Operations.
Week Three. Linear Equations. Linear Inequalities. 
Week Four. Absolute Value in Equations and Inequalities. Complex Numbers. Quadratic Equations. Additional Equation Solving Techniques.
Week Five. Cartesian Coordinate System. Distance in the Plane.
Week Six. Equations of a Line.  Linear Equations and Models. Functions.
Week Seven. Graphing Functions. Transforming Functions.
Week Eight. Quadratic Functions. Operations on Functions, Composition. Inverse Functions. Polynomial Functions and Models
Week Nine. Real Zeros and Polynomial Inequalities. Complex Zeros and Rational Zeros of Polynomials. Rational Functions and Inequalities.
Week Ten. Review and Final.




Taught by

Sarah Eichhorn, Ph.D. and Rachel Cohen Lehman, Ph.D.

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