MATH 006A - The Real Numbers and College AlgebraSemester Hours: 0-3
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.
Permission of mathematics chairperson required if student has received a grade of C- or better in a mathematics course with a number higher than 006 or a passing score on the Basic Algebra placement exam. Grading is mandatory Pass/Fail.
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