MA 109

Algebra for Business and Sciences

1. Elementary Functions

A. Functions: definition, notation and graphs
B. Elementary functions and transformations
C. Linear functions and straight lines
D. Quadratic functions: algebraic solutions
E. Applications

2. Additional Elementary Functions

A. Exponential Functions

1. Definitions and graphs
2. Properties
3. Base ā€œeā€ exponential functions
4. Growth and decay applications

B. Logarithmic Functions

1. Definitions and Graphs
2. Properties
3. Applications

3. Mathematics of Finance

A. Simple interest
B. Compound interest

4. Systems of Linear Equations

A. Linear systems in two variables: algebraic and graphical solutions
B. Augmented matrices
C. Gauss-Jordan Elimination
D. Matrices: definitions and basic operations
E. Inverse of a square matrix
F. Matrix equations and linear systems 

5. Linear Inequalities and Linear Programming

A. Systems of linear inequalities in two variables
B. Linear programming- a geometric approach

Learning Outcome 1: The student will have demonstrated understanding of elementary functions.

Learning Outcome 2: The student will have demonstrated knowledge in solving systems of linear equations and matrix operations.

Learning Outcome 3: The student will have demonstrated the ability to apply acquired knowledge to solving business application problems.