College Algebra, also known as Algebra III or Advanced Algebra, primarily extends concepts previously studied in Algebra II.
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.