Syallabus

 

 

Summer '14 Schedule-MWF-

 

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Lecture Slides

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 7

1.2

2.1

3.1

7.1/7.2

1.3

2.2

3.2

7.4

1.4

2.3

3.3

7.5

1.5

2.4

3.4

7.6

1.6

2.5

3.5

 

1.7

2.6

 

 

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1.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copies of Old Tests

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Math 1111-01: College Algebra

Summer 2014

MWF 12:00-1:50—MP303

 

TEXT: Precalculus by Blitzer, 5th Ed.

Professor: Dr. Sheila Rivera

Office BB – 210

Phone 678-839-4141

e-mail: srivera@westga.edu

web page: http://www.westga.edu/~srivera

 

 

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Description of Course Content

 

This course will cover function notation, basic graphing techniques, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.  Applications of the mathematics will be stressed.  A graphing calculator is required, preferably a Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus, TI-83 or a TI-82. Students will be taught:

 

Chapter P-Prerequisites

Exponents, radicals and rational exponents, rational expressions, factoring polynomials, equations and linear inequalities and absolute value inequalities

 

Chapter 1-Graphs and Functions

Rectangular Coordinates and Graphs, Circles, Functions, Linear Functions, Equations of Lines/Curve Fitting, Graphs of Basic Functions, Graphing Techniques, Function Operations and Composition

 

Chapter 2-Polynomial and Rational Functions

Quadratic Functions and Models, Synthetic Division, Zeros of Polynomial Functions, Polynomial Functions/Graphs/Applications/Models, Rational Functions/Graphs/Applications/Models, Variation

 

Chapter 3-Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions

Inverse Functions, Exponential Functions, Logarithmic Functions, Evaluating Logarithms and the Change of Base Theorem, Exponential and Logarithmic Equations, Applications and Models of Exponential Growth and Decay

 

Chapter 7-Systems and Matrices

Systems of Linear Equations, Nonlinear Systems of Equations, Systems of Inequalities and Linear Programming

 

Rating

 

     There will be 4 tests @ 100 points each and a comprehensive Final @ 150 points. The total possible points earnable will be 550.  Grades will be assigned on a point scale format:

A = 550-495

B = 494-440

C = 439-385

D = 384-330

F = 329-0

 
Attendance Policy

 

     Attendance is mandatory to do your best in the course.  I will attempt to take the roll daily.  If you miss more than 2 times you will automatically be dropped from the course.

            Cheating or any other behavior that is disruptive to the class will not be TOLERATED.  If you are caught cheating you will receive a grade of F for the course (BE CAREFUL!!!!!).

            No make-up, early or late exams will be given.  If you miss a test you will wait until the final exam to receive a make-up grade.

 

THE DEADLINE TO DROP THIS CLASS WITHOUT PENALITY (YOU RECEIVE A W) IS  TBA.