Course Description

MTH 55A - Intermediate Algebra A
Credits: 3.00
Concepts covered in the first half of Mathematics 55 including complex numbers, quadratic equations, radical expressions, radical equations, rational exponents, absolute value equations and inequalities, and functions and their graphs. Prerequisite: Mathematics 65 or Mathematics 65B or Mathematics 65L (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or an appropriate skill level demonstrated through the Mathematics Assessment process. May not receive credit if Mathematics 55 has been completed.

 

Syllabus

The changed slightly on 01Apr11.

 

Special Announcements

Please DownLoad and use the Final Exam Study Guide

The FINAL EXAM is scheduled for Thur/26May11/2pm in room 1818

 Students are asked to bring to the Final Exam:

  • Scientific Calculator
  • Ruler
  • Pencil & Pen
  • Student Reference CARD = A 3"x5" Flash-Card upon which the student may write ANYTHING that he/she thinks might help him/her do better on the Exam

 

The MidTerm Exam is Scheduled for Th/17Mar11 as in the Syllabus  - Please be On Time:

Please bring with you to ALL tests:

  • Scientific Calculator
  • Ruler
  • Pencil & Pen

Note that for all Exams there will be ASSSIGNED SEATING as described in the Syllabus:

All Exams are CLOSED-Book. There will be a MidTerm exam and a Final exam as indicated on the Schedule. 

  • There will be ASSIGNED SEATING for all exams.
    • On Exam Days the instructor will place the exams on the desks, FACE DOWN, with a student name written on the back of the Exam. Each Student is requested to find the exam with his/her name on it and take that seat withOUT turning over the exam until notified by the instructor.
  • All students are requested to be ON TIME on Exam Days.

 

Student Score/Grade Status is  Available As of 29Mar2011

  • The ID-number is the last 4-digits of the Student's W-number
  • Every student is asked to CHECK the recorded scores for accuracy - please report any errors to the instructor
  • Students may project his/her final grade using the WhatIf worksheet

 

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Lectures

MTH55A_Making_Good_Graphs.ppt

MTH55_Lec-01_sec1_1-5_Alg_RealNos_Graphs_ProbSolv.ppt

  • No Board Notes for this Lecture

MTH55_Lec-02_sec_1-6_Exponent_Rules.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-03_sec_1-7_SciNot_Units_Rules.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-04_sec_2-1_Fcn_Intro.ppt

  • No Board Notes for this Lecture

MTH55A_Lec-05_sec_2-2_Fcn_Graphs.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-06_sec_2-3_Fcn_Algebra.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-07_sec_2-4a_Lines_by_Intercepts.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-08_sec_2-4b_Lines_by_Slp-Inter.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-09_sec_2-5_Pt-Slp_Line-Eqn.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-10_sec_4-1_Solve_Linear_Inequalities.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-11_sec_4-2_Compound_Inequalities.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-12_sec_4-3a_Absolute_Value.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-13_sec_4-3b_AbsVal_InEqualities.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-14_sec_5-1_Intro_to_PolyNom_Fcns.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-15_sec_5-2_Mult_PolyNoms.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-16_sec_5-3_GCF-n-Grouping.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-17_sec_5-4_Factor_TriNomials.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-18_sec_5-5_Factor_Specials.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-19_sec_5-6_Factoring_Strategy.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-20_sec_5-7_PolyNom_Eqns-n-Apps.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-21_sec_6-1_Rational_Fcn_Mult-n-Div.ppt

 MTH55A_Lec-22_sec_6-2_Rational_Fcn_Add-n-Sub.ppt 

MTH55A_Lec-23_sec_6-3_Complex_Rationals.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-24_sec_6-6_Rational_Equations.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-25_sec_6-7_Rational_Equation_Applications.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-26_sec_6-8_Model_by_Variation.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-27_sec_7-1a_Radical_Expressions.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-28_sec_7-1b_Cube_nth_Roots.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-29_sec_7-2a_Radical_Functions.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-30_sec_7-2b_Rational_Exponents.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-31_sec_7-3a_Radical_Product_Rule.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-32_sec_7-3b_Factor_Radicals.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-33_sec_7-4_Add_Sub_Divide_Radicals.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-34_sec_7-5_Rationalize_Denoms.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-35_sec_7-6a_Radical_Equations.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-36_sec_7-6b_2Var_Radical_Eqns.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-37_sec_7-7_Complex_Numbers.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-38_sec_8-1_Complete_Square.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-39_sec_8-2a_Derive_Quadratic_Eqn.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-40_sec_8-2b_Quadratic_Eqn_Apps.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-41_sec_8-3a_Quadratic_Fcn_Graphs.ppt

MTH55A_Lec-42_sec_8-3b_Quadratic_Fcn_Apps.ppt

 

 

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