Official Course
Description: MCCCD Approval: 06/26/01 

MAT150 2001620045 
LEC 
5 Credit(s) 
5 Period(s) 
College Algebra Concepts 

Relations and functions; polynomial functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; sequences and series. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in MAT120, or MAT121, or MAT122 or equivalent, or satisfactory score on District placement exam. 


Course Note: May receive credit for only one of the following: MAT150, MAT151, MAT152, or MAT187. 

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies: 



MAT150 2001620045 
College Algebra
Concepts 
1. 
Solve single variable equations, including linear, absolute value, quadratic, quadratic type, rational, polynomial, radical, exponential, and logarithmic. (I,II,III) 
2. 
Use function notation. (I, II,III) 
3. 
State the domain and range of relations and functions. (I, II, III) 
4. 
Graph relations and functions. (I, II, III) 
5. 
Identify the equations of circles and parabolas. (I) 
6. 
Find the axis if symmetry, vertex, and intercepts of a quadratic relation. (I) 
7. 
Use quadratic functions to model and solve real world problems involving maxima and minima. (I) 
8. 
Find the center and radius of a circle. (I) 
9. 
Perform operations on and form compositions of functions and state the domain of the resulting function. (I) 
10. 
Determine graphically and algebraically whether a function is onetoone, and find the equation for the inverse of a onetoone function. (I, III) 
11. 
Use translations and reflections to graph relations. (I, III) 
12. 
Find real and complex zeros of polynomial functions. (II) 
13. 
Find the vertical and horizontal asymptotes of the graph of a rational function. (II) 
14. 
Use the properties of logarithms. (III) 
15. 
Solve linear and nonlinear systems of equations and inequalities. (IV, V) 
16. 
Perform operations on matrices. (V) 
17. 
Explain the difference between arithmetic and geometric sequences and series. (VI) 
18. 
Find a specified term of an arithmetic and a geometric sequence. (VI) 
19. 
Find the nth partial sum of an arithmetic and geometric series. (VI) 
20. 
Find the sum of an infinite geometric series. (VI) 
21. 
Explain the difference between combinations and permutations. (VI) 
22. 
Evaluate combinations and permutations. (VI) 
23. 
Use the binomial theorem. (VI) 
24. 
Model and solve real world problems. (I, II, III, IV, V, VI) 


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MCCCD Official Course Outline: 



MAT150 2001620045 
College Algebra
Concepts 

I. Relations and Functions A. Domain and Range B. Graphs of relations and functions C. Circles and Parabolas D. Operations on functions E. Applications II. Polynomial Functions A. Real and complex zeros B. Graphs of polynomial functions C Rational functions D. Applications III. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions A. Domain B. Properties of logarithms C. Graphs of exponential and logarithmic functions D. Exponential and logarithmic equations E. Applications IV. Systems of Equations and Inequalities A. Linear systems B. Nonlinear systems C. Systems of linear and nonlinear inequalities D. Applications V. Matrices A. Operations on matrices B. Matrix equations C. Applications VI. Sequence, and Series A. Arithmetic sequences and series B. Geometric sequences and series C. Combinations and permutations D. The binomial theorem E. Applications 
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