Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Graphing Calculator (TI 89 recommended)
Course Description: A consideration of those topics in algebra and trigonometry necessary for the calculus. Topics include: mathematical analysis of the line, the conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, circular functions, polynomial and rational functions, mathematical induction, and theory of equations. Pre-requisite: MA131 or equivalent. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: Philosophy of Learning in Mathematics: Solving problems in mathematics is primarily learning procedures and becoming proficient in specific skills used in those procedures. Therefore, proficiency comes only by practice (as in sports). Class time will be spent primarily in lecture, questions, and discussion to demonstrate skills and procedures. As each learner is different, students are expected to “practice” by completing a sufficient number of problems to gain proficiency.
Chapter Tests: 7 x 100 700
Final Exam: 250
900 + A
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Date Section Topic
Aug 22 R.1-R.8, 1.1 Review of Basic Algebra
Aug 24 1.2-1.5, 2.1 Mathematical Models and Coordinate Geometry.
Aug 29 2.2-2.4 Test Ch 1, Functions and Graphs
Aug 31 2.5, 3.1 - 3.4 Polynomial and Rational Functions
Sep 5 Off for Labor Day
Sep 7 3.5-3.6, 4.1 Test Ch 2, Rational and Inverse Functions
Sep 12 4.2 - 4.4 Test Ch 3, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Sep14 4.5 - 4.6, 5.1 – 5.2 Trigonometric Functions
Sep 19 5.3 – 5.5 Test Ch 4, Trigonometric Functions
Sep 21 5.6 – 5.7, 6.1-6.3 Trigonometric Functions, Identities, and Equations
Sep 26 6.4 – 6.5, 7.1 Test Ch 5, Trig Identities & Equations, Sine & Cos
Sep 28 7.2 – 7.4, 8.1 – 8.2 Add'l Applications of Trig and Linear Systems
Oct 3 8.3 – 8.6 Test Ch 6&7, Systems of Equations & Inequalities
Oct 5 9.1 – 9.5 Test Ch 8, Topics in Analytic Geometry
Oct 10 9.6, 10.1, Review Review
Oct 12 Final Exam
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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