# College Algebra (MATH 120)

Harrisburg University

This course is designed for the student with an elementary knowledge of algebra. Topics include properties of real numbers, problem-solving using equations and inequalities, algebraic functions, graphing, systems of equations and inequalities, polynomial functions and graphs, exponents and radicals, the binomial theorem, zeros of polynomials, inverse functions, and applications and graphs. Free on-line graphing and calculating utilities are used in lieu of a graphing calculator. This course meets a total of 4 hours per week to permit active learning activities each week driven by student interests or needs.

## Textbook

*College Algebra
Essentials*
by Blitzer

## Topic List

- Linear and Quadratic Equations
- The Concept of a Function
- Function Combinations and Compositions
- Function Inverses
- Logarithms and Exponential Functions