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MA 150 Precalculus Mathematics
Simtion, Adrian P.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

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Course

MA 150 Precalculus Mathematics

Semester

S1U 2006 LU

Faculty

Simtion, Adrian P.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Office Hours

by appointment

Other Phone

623-640-7568

E-Mail

Adrian.Simtion@pirate.park.edu

Class Days

Sat

Class Time

8:00 - 1:10 PM

Perquisites

MA 131 or equivalent

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Barnett, Ziegler, and Byleen. Precalculus: Functions and Graphs. 5th edition. McGraw-Hill Publisher, Chicago, 2001.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore


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:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, activities, quizzes and examinations. The instructor encourage exploration of the material and questioning to deeper the student's understanding and empower them to take responsibility for their success in the course.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. A. Equations and Inequalities
  2. B. Graphs and Functions
  3. C. Polynomials and Rational Functions
  4. D. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  5. E. Trigonometric Functions and Identities
  6. F. Conic Sections
Class Assessment:
- Quizzes/homework assignment
- Exams

Grading:
- Quizzes/homework assignment, 30%
- Exams, 70%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will accept assignments late for partial credit only for justifiable reasons, as deemed by the instructor. Students should not expect to receive extra time on completing assignments. Since the course is compacted into eight weeks, students cannot afford to fall behind in the work.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to participate fully in class learning activities. Phones and beepers are to be placed on vibrate or turned off.
Students are required to exercise courteous behavior between themselves and with the instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week - 1
Chapter 1, Section 5-8
Complex Numbers, Quadratic Equations,  
Polynomials and Rational Inequalities.
Chapter 2, Section 5-6
Combining Functions and Inverse Functions.

Week - 2
Chapter 3, Section 4-5
Rational Functions and Partial Fractions.
Chapter 4, Section 1-2
Exponential Equations.

Week - 3
Chapter 4, Section 3-5
Logarithmic Functions, Exponential and
Logarithmic Equations.
Chapter 11, Sections 1-2
Conic Sections - Parabola and Ellipse.
Exam - I [Chapter 1,2,3,4]

Week - 4
Chapter 11, Section 3-5
Conic Section - Hyperbola, Translation of
Axes, Parametric Equations.

Week - 5
Chapter 5, Sections 1-5
Angles and their Measure, Trigonometric
Functions, Solving Right Triangles.

Week - 6
Chapter 5, Sections 6-9
Graphing Trigonometric Functions, Inverse
Trigonometric Functions.
Exam - II [Chapter 11,5]

Week - 7
Chapter 6, Sections 1-5
Trigonometric Identities and Conditional
Equations.
Chapter 7, Sections 1-2
Law of Sine, Law of Cosine

Week - 8
Chapter 7, Section 5
Polar Coordinates and Graphs.
Final Exam - III [Chapter 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,11]


Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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