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
Rational Expressions
Exponents and Radicals

Graphs, Equations, and Inequalities

Slope and the Equations of a Line
Applications of Linear Equations
Quadratic Equations
Linear Inequalities
Polynomial and Rational Inequalities

Functions and Graphs

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

Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices

Systems of Linear Equations
The Gauss-Jordan Method
Basic Matrix Operations
Matrix Products and Inverses
Applications of Matrices