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This course provides an in-depth study of the properties of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions as needed for calculus. Emphasis is on using algebraic and graphical techniques for solving problems involving linear, quadratic, piece-wise defined, rational, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions. This course can be used to satisfy the mathematics requirement in Core Area A2.
For this course we are using the free eBook: College Algebra, 3rd edition by Stitz and Zeager, supplemented with open educational resources, which can be accessed through this LibGuide.
Please note: All links to required reading and practice exercises will direct you to the corresponding section in the textbook if using Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox as your browser. Safari will direct you to the beginning of the book for each link. Using a browser other than Safari is strongly recommended for ease of use.
In addition, every student needs an access code for WebAssign, a web-based learning and assessment system. All homework, quizzes, tests will be completed in this external system. More information about how to register and access WebAssign will be provided in class.
This course was designed using open education resource (OER) materials. All rights belong to the original creators of the content.
The textbooks used in this course, Precalculus Prerequisites and College Algebra, 3rd Edition by Stitz-Zeager are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Tutorials found in the "Supplemental Resources" box of each section are the property of West Texas A&M University (WAMU). All contents copyright (C) 2001 - 2011, WTAMU, Kim Seward. All rights reserved.