Math 099 ~ Intermediate Algebra II  

Course Description
This is the second course in intermediate algebra. Topics include: composite and inverse functions; logarithmic, rational and radical functions; logarithmic, rational, absolute value and radical equations; radical and rational expressions; variation; absolute value inequalities; complex numbers; and modeling with logarithmic, exponential, rational and radical equations.

Math 098 with a grade of C or higher, or equivalent math placement score.

Mode of Delivery (Modes)
Lecture, DE, Math Studio, hybrid.

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Required for:
MATH 141, PHYS 114

Recommended for: ASTR 101, GEOL 101, CHEM 105, CHEM 110, CHEM 121, PHYS 111

Course Content

Text: Elementary Intermediate Algebra: Functions and Authentic Applications, 2nd/E, Lehmann, Pearson Publishing

11. Logarithmic Functions
11.1 Composite Functions
11.2 Inverse Functions
11.3 Logarithmic Functions
11.4 Properties Of Logarithms
11.5 Using The Power Property With Exponential Models To Make Predictions
11.6 More Properties Of Logarithms
11.7 Natural Logarithms

12. Rational Functions
12.1 Finding The Domains Of Rational Functions And Simplifying Rational Expressions
12.2 Multiplying And Dividing Rational Expressions; Converting Units
12.3 Adding And Subtracting Rational Expressions
12.4 Simplifying Complex Rational Expressions
12.5 Solving Rational Equations
12.6 Modeling With Rational Functions
12.7 Proportions; Similar Triangles
12.8 Variation

13. Radical Functions
13.1 Simplifying Radical Expressions
13.2 Adding, Subtracting, And Multiplying Radical Expressions
13.3 Rationalizing Denominators And Simplifying Quotients Of Radical Expressions
13.4 Graphing And Combining Square Root Functions
13.5 Solving Radical Equations
13.6 Modeling With Square Root Functions

15. Additional Topics
15.1 Absolute Value: Equations And Inequalities
15.2 Performing Operations With Complex Numbers
15.3 Pythagorean Theorem, Distance Formula, And Circles