# MTH 131 : Elements of College Mathematics

Topics for this course include linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions; break-even analysis; matrix algebra; simplex method of linear programming; and the mathematics of finance. Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning. Three lecture hours per week. Fall, Summer

## Prerequisites

Introductory Algebra Competency.

## Course Outcomes

- Solve application problems for linear equations, specifically Supply and Demand and Break Even Analysis.
- Solve systems of Linear Equations using matrices.
- Determine the solution of a linear programming problem using both graphical method and the simplex method.
- Demonstrate knowledge of financial mathematics that includes determining which formula to use, using the formula correctly, and understanding the answer.
- Demonstrate knowledge of linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.