MA 135 College Algebra
FA 2010 HOC
Associate Professor of Mathematics
BS (+teaching certification)MS (math)MEd (computers in education)
9-10 M-R, 11-1:30 M, 12:55-2:25 Tu
August 16 - December 10, 2010
11:35 - 12:50 PM
MA125 Intermediate Algebra or Equivalent
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Class Assessment: Homework for practice will be assigned each class period. Grades of A(90%), B(80%), C(70%), D(60%), and F(less that 60%) will be given. There will be four chapter tests (100 points each), and a comprehensive final (100 points). There are NO MAKEUP tests given. However, your lowest chapter test grade(out of the four given) will be dropped. A comprehensive Final is mandatory. NO GRAPHIC CALCULATOR or phones can be used on any test. The instructor will announce class policies. The instructor reserves the right to change the syllabus.
Grading: see above
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: All students are expected to be present and on time with homework assigned completed.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: College Algebra by Lial, Hornsby, and Schneider
(ISBN: 0321499131 or 9780321499134) 10th edition, ©2009
Required Sections :
Topic Section Problems
Applications with Linear Equations
Applications with Quadratic Equations
1-9, 35-43 odd
Absolute Value Equations and Inequal.
Rectangular Coordinates and Graphs
Equations of Lines
Graphs of Basic Functions
Functions Operations and Composition
Quadratic Functions and Models
Zeros of Polynomial Functions
1-23,29-33, 55 odd
Polynomial Functions: Graphs/Appli.
Rational Functions: Graphs/Appli.
1-29, 59-75 odd
Evaluating Logarithmic Equations
1-21, 61-71 odd
Exponential and Logarithmic Equ.
1-43, 71-75 odd
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