MTH 1308 - Precalculus for Business Students

*Mathematics with Applications - Custom Edition for Baylor University
*

**Lial, Hungerford, and Holcomb Jr., Addison Wesley Publishers**

**Detailed Course Description:**

__Fundamentals of Algebra__

**The Real Numbers**

**First-Degree Equations**

**Polynomials**

**Factoring**

**Rational Expressions**

**Exponents and Radicals**

__Graphs, Equations, and Inequalities__

**Graphs**

**Slope and the Equations of a Line**

**Applications of Linear Equations**

**Quadratic Equations**

**Linear Inequalities**

**Polynomial and Rational Inequalities**

__Functions and Graphs__

**Functions**

**Graphs of Functions**

**Applications of Linear Functions**

__Polynomial and Rational Functions__

**Quadratic Functions**

**Applications of Quadratic Functions**

**Polynomial Functions**

**Rational Functions**

__Exponential and Logarithmic Functions__

**Exponential Functions**

**Applications of Exponential Functions**

**Logarithmic Functions**

**Applications of Logarithmic Functions**

__Mathematics of Finance__

**Simple Interest and Discount**

**Compound Interest**

**Annuities**

__Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices__**Systems of Linear Equations**

**The Gauss-Jordan Method**

**Basic Matrix Operations**

**Matrix Products and Inverses**

**Applications of Matrices**