Biology 2e is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester biology course for science majors. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. Biology includes rich features that engage students in scientific inquiry, highlight careers in the biological sciences, and offer everyday applications. The book also includes various types of practice and homework questions that help students understand—and apply—key concepts. The 2nd edition has been revised to incorporate clearer, more current, and more dynamic explanations, while maintaining the same organization as the first edition. Art and illustrations have been substantially improved, and the textbook features additional assessments and related resources.
By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:
Define matter and elements
Describe the interrelationship between protons, neutrons, and electrons
Compare the ways in which electrons can be donated or shared between atoms
Explain the ways in which naturally occurring elements combine to create molecules, cells, tissues, organ systems, and organisms
This course is designed to take the concepts you learn in developmental math to expand your knowledge of algebra. This course will focus on two major algebraic concepts to learn - how to SOLVE equations and how to GRAPH equations. Throughout this course you will be challenged to recall ALL of your prior knowledge of operations of real numbers as well as your knowledge related to solving and graphing linear equations (which you should have already mastered from developmental algebra). You will use this prior knowledge to expand on learning the following objectives: solving linear & rational equations. operations of complex numbers, solving quadratic equations, solving radical & polynomial equations, solving equations with rational exponents, solving linear and compound inequalities, solving absolute value equations and inequalities, graphing linear equations & slope, understanding concepts of domain, range and function notation, finding compositions of functions, finding inverses of functions, solving and graphing exponential and logarithmic equations, solving and graphing systems of equations and inequalities, and graphing conics.
*Open Campus courses are non-credit tutorials and cannot, in and of themselves, be used to satisfy degree requirements at Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC). (College Algebra Course by Bossier Parish Community College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Based on a work at http://bpcc.edu/opencampus/index.html.)