# Chabot MTH 55B - Course Outline (2 pages)

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Chabot College
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Mth 55b - Intermediate Algebra B

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Chabot College Fall 2008 Course Outline for Mathematics 55B INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA B Catalog Description 55B Intermediate Algebra B 3 units Concepts covered in the second half of Mathematics 55 including parabolas and circles function composition inverse functions and their graphs systems of equations and exponential and logarithmic functions and equations Prerequisites Mathematics 55A completed with a grade of C or higher May not receive credit if Mathematics 55 or Mathematics 55L has been completed 3 hours lecture 0 1 hour laboratory Typical contact hours lecture 52 5 laboratory 0 17 5 Prerequisite Skills Before entering the course the student should be able to 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 perform basic operations on complex numbers solve quadratic equations by factoring completing the square and quadratic formula find complex roots of a quadratic equation sketch the graphs of algebraic functions including polynomial and rational apply the properties of and perform operations with radicals apply the properties of and perform operations with rational exponents solve equations and inequalities involving absolute values solve equations involving radicals find the distance between two points find the midpoint of a line segment Expected Outcomes for Students Upon the completion of the course the student should be able to 1 sketch the graphs of functions and relations a logarithmic b exponential c circles 2 find and sketch inverse functions 3 perform function composition 4 solve exponential and logarithmic equations 5 apply the concepts of logarithmic and exponential functions 6 solve systems of linear equations in three unknowns using elimination and substitution 7 graph linear inequalities in two variables Course Content 1 Graphing inequalities in two variables 2 Introduction to functions a Composite b Inverse 3 Exponential and logarithmic functions a Definition b Properties of logarithms c Graphing d Applications 4 Graphing general circles 5 Systems of linear equations using

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