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*Mathematics & Statistics: College Algebra (Mat 108d)

Course Description

A more in-depth study of the topics introduced in MAT 101. The emphasis is on the study of functions (polynomial, rational, logarithmic, exponential) and their graphs. Additional topics may include matrices, sequences, counting techniques, and probability. Through the activity-based lab component, applications and modeling will be stressed.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the University's college readiness requirement in mathematics.

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Inverse Functions

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