This College Algebra text will cover a combination of classical algebra and analytic geometry, with an introduction to the transcendental exponential and \(\log\) arithmic functions. There are also chapters devoted to the theory of functions, combinatorics and trigonometry. If mathematics is the language of science, then algebra is the grammar of that language. Like grammar, algebra provides a structure to mathematical notation, in addition to its uses in problem solving and its ability to change the appearance of an expression without changing the value.
- 1.2: Factoring
- This section will review three of the most common types of factoring - factoring out a Greatest Common Factor, Trinomial Factoring and factoring a Difference of Squares.