Polynomials – In this section we will introduce the basics of polynomials a topic that will appear throughout this course.
We will define the degree of a polynomial and discuss how to add, subtract and multiply polynomials.
Complex Numbers – In this section we give a very quick primer on complex numbers including standard form, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing them.
Solving Equations and Inequalities - In this chapter we will look at one of the most important topics of the class.
Quadratic Equations, Part I – In this section we will start looking at solving quadratic equations.
Specifically, we will look at factoring and the square root property in this section.We review exponents (integer and rational), radicals, polynomials, factoring polynomials, rational expressions and complex numbers.Integer Exponents – In this section we will start looking at exponents.Here is a listing of sections for which practice problems have been written as well as a brief description of the material covered in the notes for that particular section.Preliminaries - In this chapter we will do a quick review of some topics that are absolutely essential to being successful in an Algebra class.Here are a set of practice problems for the Algebra notes.Click on the "Solution" link for each problem to go to the page containing the solution.We will also discuss how to evaluate numbers raised to a rational exponent.Radicals – In this section we will define radical notation and relate radicals to rational exponents.These equations will have multiple variables in them and we will be asked to solve the equation for one of the variables.This is something that we will be asked to do on a fairly regular basis.