Casey O'Brien
Advanced Algebra
Algebra is the study of mathematics using variables (letters) to represent unknown quantities. This course has two major parts, the structure and the method. The structure part of the course deals with the intermediate rules and properties to be used in algebra. The method part of the course consists of working with the solving of linear and non-linear equations and inequalities. Throughout the year the applications of algebra in relatd fields are introduced to correspond to the present level of development.
This course will cover topics such as matrices, logarithmic and exponential functions, series and sequences, probability and statistics, trigonometry and conic sections
First semester includes a review of pre-calc concepts, limits, derivatives of functions and problem solving. Second semester includes applications of the derivative, rates, maximizing and minimizing and the indefinite integral.