# College Algebra – mat220 (3 credits)

This course presents traditional concepts in college algebra. Topics include linear, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, sequences, series, and probability.

This **undergraduate-level course** is 9
weeks.
This course is available
to take individually or
as part of a degree or certificate program.
To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

### The Distance Formula, Circles, and Conic Sections, Part 1

- Convert the general form of a circle’s equation to the standard form.
- Identify graphs of conic sections.
- Find the distance between two points.
- Find the midpoint of a line segment.
- Write equations of conic sections in standard form.
- Solve applied conic section problems.
- Write the standard form of a circle’s equation.

### Polynomial and Rational Functions, Part 2

- Solve problems involving combined variation.
- Solve problems involving rational functions.
- Solve problems involving a quadratic function’s maximum or minimum value.
- Graph polynomial and rational functions.
- Solve polynomial and rational inequalities.
- Solve polynomial equations.

### Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Part 2

- Solve exponential and logarithmic functions.
- Identify graphs of exponential and logarithmic functions.
- Convert between exponential and logarithmic forms.
- Apply properties of logarithms.
- Solve real-world applications using exponential and logarithmic functions.

### Polynomial and Rational Functions, Part 1

- Solve polynomial equations.
- Solve problems involving a quadratic function’s maximum or minimum value.
- Graph polynomial and rational functions.
- Solve polynomial and rational inequalities.
- Solve problems involving combined variation.
- Solve problems involving rational functions.

### Sequences and Probability

- Solve recursion formula problems.
- Find terms of a sequence from the general term.
- Solve factorial notation problems.
- Find the sum of the first
*n*terms of a sequence. - Solve application problems involving a series.
- Solve fundamental principle of counting problems.
- Solve combination and permutation problems.
- Solve probability problems.

### Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Part 1

- Apply properties of logarithms.
- Solve real-world applications using exponential and logarithmic functions.
- Solve exponential and logarithmic functions.
- Identify graphs of exponential and logarithmic functions.
- Convert between exponential and logarithmic forms.

### Systems of Nonlinear Equations and Matrices, Part 1

- Distinguish between linear and nonlinear systems of equations.
- Solve systems of nonlinear equations.
- Use matrices and Gaussian elimination to solve systems.
- Solve rational equations and application problems.
- Perform operations on matrices.

### Systems of Nonlinear Equations and Matrices, Part 2

- Distinguish between linear and nonlinear systems of equations.
- Use matrices and Gaussian elimination to solve systems.
- Solve rational equations and application problems.
- Perform operations on matrices.
- Solve systems of nonlinear equations.

### The Distance Formula, Circles, and Conic Sections, Part 2

- Solve applied conic section problems.
- Find the distance between two points.
- Find the midpoint of a line segment.
- Write the standard form of a circle’s equation.
- Convert the general form of a circle’s equation to the standard form.
- Identify graphs of conic sections.
- Write equations of conic sections in standard form.

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