# Math90

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## 2 Fall 2017

### 2.1 Syllabus

#### 2.1.1 Student Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

- Use real and complex numbers
- Evaluate expressions
- Solve simple equations and inequalities
- Write an equation of a line given two pieces of information
- Find the slope of a line given its equation
- Identify parallel and perpendicular lines
- Set up and solve real life problems using equations and inequalities
- Interpret and use functions represented by expressions, tables or graphs
- Add, subtract, multiply and divide polynomials and rational expressions
- Solve rational equations
- Understand the why and how of extending exponents from positive integers to rational numbers; Use radicals and roots
- Apply laws of exponents
- Solve quadratic equations by factoring, completing square and using quadrtic formula

#### 2.1.2 Text

Intermediate Algebra, by Lial et al, 11th Edition

#### 2.1.3 Recommended Books

- USD Academic planner 2017 - 2018, USD Bookstore
- The Elements of Style, by Strunk & White

#### 2.1.4 Office, Web Site etc

- Office: S146
- Office Hours: 9 to 11 MWF, and by appointment
- Phone: 619-260-4021(o)
- Class Web Site: `http://sandiego.edu/~liao' or `http://holycow.sandiego.edu' directly
- e-mail: `lubyliao@gmail.com'

#### 2.1.5 Grading System

Your grade consists of 4 components:

- 15% Quizzes
- 30% Homework assignments
- 24% Three tests
- 31% Comprehensive Final

#### 2.1.6 Final

Monday, Dec 18, 8 to 10

#### 2.1.7 Academic Integrity

The Department of Mathematics strongly promotes academic integrity. Consequences of violations of academic integrity policy are severe.