The second course in the algebra sequence, Mathematics 096 prepares the student for Mathematics 102,105 or 140. The successful Mathematics 096 student can distinguish between members of the natural, whole, integer, rational, real and complex number sets, solve quadratic, rational, absolute value and radical equations, related applications and inequalities, factor polynomials, graph quadratic and square root expressions as well as simplify expressions containing radicals or rational exponents. This student can also evaluate function notation, utilize the vertical line test, determine the domain and range of a function from its graph, compare equations of conic sections and construct their graphs, graph exponential functions and formulate their logarithmic equivalents.
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