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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: Success in mathematics requires a lot of practice, and students are expected to work sufficient numbers of problems outside of class to attain an adequate level of proficiency. Math courses are not exercises in “memorization”, rather, upon completion of the course the student should have a thorough understanding of the fundamentals and be able to effectively apply the learned concepts to new problems and accurately interpret the results. Students must take responsibility for their own learning.
Learning Outcomes:Upon course completion, each student should understand and be able to apply precalculus mathematics which include:
- Graphs and functions
- Polynomial and rational functions
- Logarithmic and exponential functions
- Trigonometric functions
- Conic sections
Course Assessment: - Homework assignments
- Daily quizzes
Grading: - Homework assignments, 10%
- Quizzes, 15%
- Exams, 75% (3 @ 25% each)
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments should be turned in on the specified due date. A penalty of 10% per class period beyond the due date will be assessed on late work, at the discretion of the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students will be courteous and respectful to each other and the instructor at all times. Disruptions of the learning environment will not be tolerated. Students will not eat or drink (except water) in the classrooms at any time.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Schedule subject to change.
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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergradute Catalog Page 100
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