Math 135 at DVC 
Ch 0 – Prologue

Elementary Algebra review


Ch 1 – Intro to Graphing

Quadrants • Coordinates • Reading graphs


Ch 2 – From Graph to Equation
Ch 3 – From Equation to Graph
Ch 4 – Equations and Inequalities: A Graphical Approach
Ch 5 – Midpoint, Distance, Intercepts, and Slope
Ch 6 – The Equation of a Line

Slope-Intercept form • Point-Slope form


Ch 7 – Break-Even Point, Linear Functions

Revenue • Cost • Profit • Table • Graph • Equation


Ch 8 – Special Lines
Ch 9 – Linear Modeling
Ch 10 – Maximizing Company Profit

Parabolas


Ch 11 – Polynomials
Ch 12 – Factoring, Part I
Ch 13 – Break-Even Point, Quadratic Functions

Quadratics by factoring


Ch 14 – Inequalities and Absolute Value Equations
Ch 15 – Variation
Ch 16 – Motion Problems

Solving systems by Substitution


Ch 17 – Percent Mixture Problems

Solving systems by Elimination


Ch 18 – Exponents
Ch 19 – Factoring, Part II

Quartics • Advanced GCF • Four terms • Cubics •


Sum and Difference of Cubes


Ch 20 – Fractions, Part I
Ch 21 – Negative Exponents
Ch 22 – Fractions, Part II
Ch 23 – Fractional Equations

Electric circuits • More motion problems


Ch 24 – Radicals, Part I

Simplifying • Pythagorean • Higher roots • Sqrt(x^2)


Ch 25 – More Equations

Cubic • Quartic • Radical


Ch 26 – Fractional Exponents
Ch 27 – Radicals, Part II
Ch 28 – Preparing for More Quadratics
Ch 29 – Completing the Square
Ch 30 – The Quadratic Formula
Ch 31 – The Parabola

Graphing • Intercepts • Vertex by averaging


Ch 32 – Quadratic Modeling

Vertex shortcut • Optimization • 3x3 systems


Ch 33 – The Circle
Ch 34 – The Ellipse
Ch 35 – Functions

Tables • Mappings • Formulas • Graphs • Function notation •


Composition


Ch 36 – Domain

Polynomials • Fractions • Square Roots


Ch 37 – Rational Functions

Limits • Asymptotes


Ch 38 – Intro to Exponential Equations

Growth and decay • Bell-shaped curve


Ch 39 – Logarithms

pH scale • Richter scale


Ch 40 – Log and Exponential Equations

More growth and decay


Ch 41 – Exponential Functions
Ch 42 – Log Functions

Decibel loudness scale


Ch 43 – Sequences and Series
Ch 44 – The Binomial Theorem

Expanding (a + b)100





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