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University of California, Irvine

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This course covers mathematical topics in college algebra, with an emphasis on functions. The course is designed to help prepare students to enroll for a first semester course in single variable calculus.
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
1. Solve linear and quadratic equations
2. Solve some classes of rational and radical equations
3. Graph polynomial, rational, piece-wise, exponential and logarithmic functions
4. Find integer roots of polynomial equations
5. Solve exponential and logarithm equations
6. Understand the inverse relations between exponential and logarithm equations
7. Compute values of exponential and logarithm expressions using basic properties

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Subtitles: English, Greek, Hindi

Week

1We begin with an overview of the course and an opportunity to review and practice some of the prerequisite algebra skills needed for success in this course. ...

11 videos (Total 78 min), 3 readings

Properties of Integer Exponents 9m

Adding and Subtracting Polynomials 8m

Multiplication of Binomials 10m

Multiplication of Polynomials 4m

Multiple Operations with Polynomials 6m

Rational Exponents 4m

Simplified Radical Form 7m

Square Root Addition and Subtraction 6m

Multiplication Involving Square Roots 5m

Rationalizing a Denominator 3m

Syllabus10m

Quiz Notation5m

Algebra Review: Readings and Exercises30m

Week

2In this module, we will learn to solve linear and absolute value equations and inequalities. We will also explore a range of story problems which can be solved utilizing linear equations....

13 videos (Total 80 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes

Algebraic Symbol Manipulation 4m

Linear Word Problems 6m

Percentage Word Problems 6m

Area and Perimeter Word Problems 7m

Distance-Rate-Time 5m

Mixture Problems Using Linear Equations 5m

Solving a Linear Inequality 5m

Compound Inequalities 7m

Linear Inequality Word Problems 4m

Absolute Value Equations 6m

Absolute Value Inequalities 6m

Inequalities Involving Radicals 5m

Linear Equations and Inequalities I: Reading and Exercises20m

Linear Equations and Inequalities II: Readings and Exercises30m

Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities: Readings and Exercises45m

Linear Equations and Inequalities I15m

Linear Equations and Inequalities II15m

Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities15m

Week

3In this module, we explore a variety of methods for solving quadratic equations. ...

9 videos (Total 60 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes

Factoring a Quadratic Expression10m

Special Factoring Formulas 9m

Factoring by Grouping 7m

Solving a Quadratic Equation 2m

Discriminant 5m

Quadratic Formula 5m

Solving a Quadratic Equation - Completing the Square 3m

Quadratic Equation Word Problems 6m

Quadratic Equations: Readings and Exercises20m

Quadratic Equations I15m

Quadratic Equations II15m

Week

4We begin this module by practicing manipulations of rational expressions using basic properties. We then utilize these manipulations to solve rational and radical equations....

10 videos (Total 62 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes

Simplifying a Ratio of Polynomials 3m

Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions 8m

Multiplying Rational Expressions 3m

Dividing Rational Expressions 4m

Square Root Property 4m

Solving Rational Equations, Part 1 9m

Solving Rational Equations, Part 2 8m

Solving an Equation Quadratic in Form 6m

Solving Equations Involving Radicals 8m

Rational Expressions: Readings and Exercises40m

Rational Expressions15m

Rational and Radical Equations15m

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By MJ•Feb 27th 2018

Well-organized, no-nonsense course with plenty of resources for practice and mastery of pre-calculus. Helped me greatly in dusting off skills I had not used since high school.

By NY•Sep 23rd 2016

Love it, I just wish that they would combine it with the trigonometry course. The only gripe I have is that it is too simple, I completed the entire course in 4-5 days!

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