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College Algebra/Functions
Course: MAT150

First Term: 2020 Summer
Lecture   5.0 Credit(s)   5.0 Period(s)   5.0 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S - Standard Load


Description: Analysis and interpretation of the behavior and nature of functions including linear, quadratic, higher-order polynomials, rational, exponential, logarithmic, power, absolute value, and piecewise-defined functions; systems of equations, using multiple methods including matrices, and modeling and solving real world problems.



MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Calculate and interpret the average rate of change in varied contexts, using function notation including the difference quotient. (I)
2. Define, distinguish, and interpret the relations and functions and their inverses represented verbally, graphically, numerically, or algebraically. (I-VII)
3. Evaluate functions, including composition, and solve function equations and inequalities using multiple methods. (I-VII)
4. Set up, solve, and interpret the meaning of solutions of systems of linear equations using multiple methods, including matrices where appropriate. (VIII)
5. Identify, graph, analyze, and determine the key characteristics of the following function types and their transformations: linear, quadratic, higher-order polynomial, power, radical, rational, exponential, logarithmic, absolute value, and piecewise-defined. (I-VII)
6. Model real world situations using a variety of mathematical techniques (including regression) and solve real world mathematical problems using functions. (I-VIII)
 
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Functions
   A. Make sense of relations and functions represented verbally, graphically, numerically, or algebraically
   B. Evaluate functions
   C. Operations on functions including composition
   D. Key characteristics of functions, when applicable, include, end behavior, intercepts, increasing/decreasing, concavity, asymptotes, domain and range, and extrema
   E. Average rate of change using function notation and the difference quotient
   F. Applications
II. Transformations of functions
   A. Vertical/horizontal shifts
   B. Reflections
   C. Scaling
   D. Applications
III. Inverse functions
   A. Inverse function notation
   B. One-to-one
   C. Domain and range
   D. Evaluating and solving
   E. Applications
IV. Exponential functions
   A. Evaluating
   B. Key characteristics of functions, when applicable, include, end behavior, intercepts, increasing/decreasing, concavity, asymptotes, domain and range, and extrema
   C. Graphing
   D. Applications
V. Logarithmic functions
   A. Evaluating and solving logarithmic equations
   B. Key characteristics of functions, when applicable, include, end behavior, intercepts, increasing/decreasing, concavity, asymptotes, domain and range, and extrema
   C. Graphing
   D. Use to solve exponential equations
   E. Applications
VI. Polynomial functions, including linear and quadratic
   A. Evaluating and solving equations and inequalities
   B. Key characteristics of functions, when applicable, include, end behavior, intercepts, increasing/decreasing, concavity, asymptotes, domain and range, and extrema
   C. Graphing
   D. Applications
VII. Rational functions
   A. Evaluating and solving equations
   B. Key characteristics of functions, when applicable, include, end behavior, intercepts, increasing/decreasing, concavity, asymptotes, domain and range, and extrema
   C. Graphing
   D. Applications
VIII. Systems of linear equations
   A. Set up and solve using multiple methods
   B. Interpret the meaning of solutions
 
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 26, 2019

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