written by Peter Alfeld, JWB 127, 801-581-6842.
Instructor: Cynthia S. Bestvina; JWB 115; 801-581-3901 or 801-581-6851, cbestvin@math.utah.edu. Email is best.
Your primary source of information on the subject of Intermediate Algebra will be these web pages. All pages have a link on top that gets you back to this page. From here you can reach all other pages for this class.
The pages below outline the subject matter covered in this class. The list may expand somewhat as new resources become available. The pages have cross links. However, you can work through them in the given sequence, except that the first two, Principles, and Glossary, are meant to be referred to as needed.
Some of these web pages are marked as follows:
Interactive Page. The page contains an interactive applet that lets you practice certain skills. Unfortunately these applets do not work on all systems and with all browsers. In particular they seem to fail on Macs with Firefox.
Applications. These pages discuss how the mathematics you learn in this class can be used to solve certain types of word problems.
General Pages
Review
Solving Equations and Inequalities
Geometry versus Algebra
The Pythagorean Theorem Applications
What's the Point? Interactive Page
Drawing the Line Interactive Page
Functions
Translating and Scaling Graphs Interactive Page
Powers and Radicals
Scientific Notation Applications
Scaling Applications
Quadratic Equations
Polynomials
Rational Functions and Expressions
Linear Systems of Equations
Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions