May 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
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MATH 006A - The Real Numbers and College Algebra

Semester Hours: 0-3
Fall, Spring
This course covers the real numbers, real number line, basic laws and definitions of arithmetic, how these laws and definitions contribute to the theory manipulating algebraic expressions and solving algebraic equations, graphs of equations, functions, graphs of functions (linear, quadratic, polynomial, and rational), algebraic inequalities, and applications of such. There are no calculators allowed in the course. The emphasis is on developing an intuitive feel for the real numbers and the concepts involved, an understanding of the reason and rigor behind the algorithms and developing skill using algorithms. The course will be divided into the following three units: (1) the real numbers and laws of arithmetic; (2) basic algebra; and (3) intermediate algebra.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
No credit given for this course if taken after passing any MATH course numbered 050 or higher. Grading is mandatory Pass/Fail. This course does not count for distribution credit. 





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