Math 104 Unit 2 Outline

Unit 2: Polynomial Functions

 

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3.0  Algebra Toolbox

  • How do you find the product of two binomials?  (FOIL)
  • How do you factor an algebraic expression?

Homework: Page 167 #17, 21, 23, 27, 29

 

3.1  Quadratic Functions; Parabolas

  • What does a quadratic function look like?
  • What does the graph of a quadratic function look like?
  • How can you tell whether the graph of a quadratic function opens up or down?
  • How do you find the vertex of the graph of a quadratic function?

Homework: Pages 177-180 #5, 21, 29, 43, 51, 53, 57, 67

 

3.2  Solving Quadratic Equations

  • How do you solve quadratic equations using factoring?
  • How do you solve quadratic equations using the root method?
  • How do you solve quadratic equations using the quadratic formula?
  • How do you solve quadratic equations using technology?

Homework: Pages 193-197 #1, 7, 29, 31, 39, 49, 63, 65, 69, 83

 

6.1  Higher-Degree Polynomial Functions

  • What does a cubic function look like?  What does its graph look like?
  • What does a quartic function look like?  What does its graph look like?
  • How do you find minimum or maximum points on the graph of a polynomial function?

Homework: Pages 435-439 #5, 7, 9, 17, 33, 39, 47, 49

 

6.3  Solution of Polynomial Equations

  • How do you solve a polynomial equation using factoring?
  • How do you solve a polynomial equation using the root method?
  • How do you solve a polynomial equation using technology?

Homework: Pages 463-466 #5, 7, 15, 17, 19, 23, 33, 45, 49

 

3.4  Quadratic and Power Models

  • How do you model data using quadratic functions?
  • How do you model data using power functions?

Homework: Pages 225-230 #27, 31, 47

 

6.2  Modeling with Cubic and Quartic Functions

  • How do you model data using cubic or quartic functions?

Homework: Pages 449-454 #19, 37

 

Review for Test 2

 

TEST 2