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Pre-Calculus: Functions

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University of California, Irvine

Pre-Calculus: Functions

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This course covers mathematical topics in college algebra, with an emphasis on functions. The course is designed to help prepare students to enroll for a first semester course in single variable calculus.
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
1. Solve linear and quadratic equations
2. Solve some classes of rational and radical equations
3. Graph polynomial, rational, piece-wise, exponential and logarithmic functions
4. Find integer roots of polynomial equations
5. Solve exponential and logarithm equations
6. Understand the inverse relations between exponential and logarithm equations
7. Compute values of exponential and logarithm expressions using basic properties

In this module, we explore quadratic equations and graphs. We also introduce the notion of inverse functions. Finally, we will learn about polynomial properties and practice some methods for polynomial root finding.