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Math 111101: College Algebra
Summer 2014
MWF 12:001:50—MP303
TEXT: Precalculus by Blitzer, 5th Ed.
Professor: Dr. Sheila Rivera
Office BB – 210
Phone 6788394141
email: srivera@westga.edu
web page: http://www.westga.edu/~srivera
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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 TI83 Plus, TI83 or a TI82. Students will be taught:
Chapter PPrerequisites
Exponents, radicals and rational exponents, rational expressions, factoring polynomials, equations and linear inequalities and absolute value inequalities
Chapter 1Graphs 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 2Polynomial 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 3Inverse, 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 7Systems and Matrices
Systems of Linear Equations, Nonlinear Systems of Equations, Systems of Inequalities and Linear Programming
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:
C = 439385
D = 384330
F = 3290
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 makeup, early or late exams will be given. If you miss a test you will wait until the final exam to receive a makeup grade.
THE DEADLINE TO DROP THIS
CLASS WITHOUT PENALITY (YOU RECEIVE A W) IS TBA.