This online course is perfect for high school students and college students looking to have a solid foundation in Pre-Algebra, which is indispensable for setting up a proper mathematical background to succeed in more advanced math and science courses.
Topics in Algebra II primarily extend concepts learned in Algebra I and also include functions, complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, use of the graphing calculator, matrices, conics, sequences and series. Algebra II follows either Algebra I or Geometry in the sequence of math courses and is often used as a developmental course at the college level under the name Intermediate Algebra.
Core topics include solving linear equations and inequalities, graphing equations and inequalities with some use of the graphing calculator, exponents, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and equations, systems of linear equations and inequalities, radical expressions and equations, and solving quadratic equations. Algebra I follows Prealgebra in the sequence of math courses and is often used as a developmental course at the college level under the name Elementary Algebra.
This course is essential for college students taking Linear Algebra who want to learn both theory and application. Each lesson in the course begins with essential ideas & proofs before concluding with many worked-out examples. Theorems are stated and used but not proved to keep the emphasis on problem solving and gaining an intuitive feeling for the concepts.
Matrix Algebra usually gives students problems in the beginning because although it has applications in algebra, it looks completely different from any algebra the student has used up to this point. The material on these DVDs is covered in most advanced high school algebra courses and is definitely covered in a university linear algebra course.