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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:

  1. Use real and complex numbers
  2. Evaluate expressions
  3. Solve simple equations and inequalities
  4. Write an equation of a line given two pieces of information
  5. Find the slope of a line given its equation
  6. Identify parallel and perpendicular lines
  7. Set up and solve real life problems using equations and inequalities
  8. Interpret and use functions represented by expressions, tables or graphs
  9. Add, subtract, multiply and divide polynomials and rational expressions
  10. Solve rational equations
  11. Understand the why and how of extending exponents from positive integers to rational numbers; Use radicals and roots
  12. Apply laws of exponents
  13. 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

2.1.5 Grading System

Your grade consists of 4 components:

  1. 15% Quizzes
  2. 30% Homework assignments
  3. 24% Three tests
  4. 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.

2.1.8 Assignments

2.1.9 Gradebook

2.1.10 Class Album

Date: <2015-09-01>

Author: Luby Liao

Created: 2017-09-15 Fri 16:39

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