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MATH 1113
College Algebra

Lecture Notes

The following are lecture notes designed for the College Algebra class at ATU. The topics follow the partition of the textbook "Functions Modeling Change" by Hughes-Hallett et al. These notes have been improved and will continue to be. Please feel free to browse through them.

To Students: BEWARE! The notes posted here are those that I write for myself to bring to class so that if you miss class, you can see approximately what we covered. I will NOT be posting notes as they would appear in class. There will be many missing examples and explanations. This is not a replacement for coming to class and taking notes yourself.
1.1 The Concept of a Function
1.2 Graphing Functions
1.3 Linear Functions
1.4 Equivalent Expressions of Linear Functions
1.5 Solving Linear Equations
1.6 Linear Regression
1.7 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
1.8 Solving Linear Inequalitites
2.1 Quadratic Functions
2.2 Solving Quadratic Equations
2.3 A Library of Functions
2.4 Transformations of Graphs and Symmetry
2.5 Quadratic and Power Regressions
2.6 Arithmetic of Functions and Compositions
2.7 Inverse Functions
2.8 Solving Additional Equations and Inequalities
3.1 Exponential Functions
3.2 Logarithmic Functions
3.3 Logaritmic Properties. Using Logarithms to Solve Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
3.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Models
3.5 Applications of Exponential Functions to Finance
3.6 Brief Discussion of Annuities
3.7 Logistic Growth Models
4.1 Cubic and Quartic Polynomials
4.2 Cubic and Quartic Regressions
4.3 Solutions to Polynomial Equations

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Last updated:November 21, 2012