MA 107, Algebra With Applications
Course Description and Goals
MA 107 is a basic course in college algebra with special emphasis on financial applications, and is intended primarily for students in Administrative Science. Topics include:
- a review of basic algebra
- functions and graphs
- linear models
- mathematics of finance
- exponential and logarithmic functions
- sets and probability
The goals of the course include
- the ability to perform standard algebraic operations on polynomial and rational expressions, and transform algebraic expressions into various equivalent forms, depending on the purpose intended.
- a basic understanding of functions and expressions from contrasting but complementary points of view: algebraic, geometric, procedural.
- the ability to model and solve basic algebraic problems in administrative science.
- the ability to recognize common algebraic fallacies, particularly those that involve the improper interchange of operations.
- an improved ability to read, write, speak, and think in mathematical terms.
3 Semester Hours. No credit given to students who have received credit for another MA course.
This course is graded A, B, C, D, NC. The grade typically depends on a combination of class tests, homework, quizzes, and a comprehensive final exam.