College Algebra and Trigonometry

MATH 119, Section 05

Fall Semester 2012

Instructor

John I. Moore, Jr. | Phone: 843-953-7882 |

Office: Thompson Hall 230 | E-mail: john.moore@citadel.edu |

Course Description

A modern treatment of the essential topics of college algebra and trigonometry
(a.k.a, Precalculus). Topics include the real number system, functions and graphs,
polynomial and rational functions, trigonometric functions, exponential and logarithmic
functions. This course involves work using a graphics calculator.

Please note:

- Students who take MATH 119 must make a grade of C or higher in order to enroll in MATH 131 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus I).
- A student who passes MATH 119 and subsequently changes to a major that does not require MATH 131 may substitute MATH 119 for MATH 104.
- Students may not receive credit for both MATH 104 and MATH 119 in meeting their core curriculum mathematics requirement.

Textbook

Mark Dugopolski, *Fundamentals of Precalculus* (Second Edition), Addison Wesley, 2009.

(Also: Course Notes and Handouts)

In addtion to the textbook, we will by using Pearson’s MyMathLab for homework. You will need to register for this course at http://www.mymathlab.com/. The course ID for this section of MATH 119 is moore04246.

Calculator

Recommend TI-83 Plus, TI-84, or TI-89

Grading

The final grade for the course is based on 7 grades as follows:

- Five assigned in-class tests. Each test counts as a separate grade.
- Daily quizzes and other assignments– collectively count as 1 grade. (Lowest three quiz grades will be dropped.)
- Final Exam – counts as 2 grades.
- Lowest grade from above will be dropped. If the lowest grade is the final exam, only one of the associated grades will be dropped.

Miscellaneous Grading Policies

- Homework will be assigned from the textbook, with corresponding assignments
on MyMathLab from the same section of the textbook. Daily quizzes will come
directly from the homework problems assigned from the textbook. Students
may replace any quiz grade with a grade from MyMathLab on the corresponding
assigment.

- Students are required to work individually on all work done outside
of class that will be turned in for a grade. Unless explicitly
authorized, joint work is forbidden. Assistance from anyone other
than the instructor, a librarian, or a member of the academic support
center is also forbidden. Please note that homework assignments are
excluded from this policy. You are encouraged to get help on assigned
homework problems when you need it.

- Class attendance and participation can influence borderline grades.

- A total of twelve absences will result in a course grade of F. With respect
to this policy, three lates count as an absence. In addition, if you are
late by 15 minutes or more, you will be considered absent.

- Incomplete grades are given only in unusual circumstances. Consult the
college catalog for policy on incomplete work.

Class Schedule

Monday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday, 10:00-10:50 a.m., Thompson Hall 326.

Office Hours

Monday | 1:00-3:00 p.m. |

Tuesday | 10:00-11:00 a.m., 1:00-3:00 p.m. |

Wednesday | 1:00-3:00 p.m. |

Thursday | 1:00-3:00 p.m. |

Other times by appointment |

Important Dates

Sep. 3 | Test 1: Appendix A |

Sep. 21 | Test 2: Chapter 1 |

Oct. 12 | Test 3: Chapter 2 (Sections 2.1, 2.3-2.7) |

Oct. 24 | Leadership Development Day (no class) |

Oct. 30 | Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” |

Nov. 19-23 | Fall Break (Take book home to study during break!) |

Nov. 7 | Test 4: Chapter 3 (Sections 3.1-3.7) |

Nov. 28 | Test 5: Chapter 4 |

Dec. 8 | (Saturday) Final Exam, 8:00-11:00 a.m. |

Expectations

- Do not miss an assigned test without a valid excuse! Missing an
assigned test without a valid excuse will result in a grade of zero
for that test. The instructor gets to determine whether or not an
excuse is valid. In particular, guard duty is not an acceptable
excuse for missing an assigned test. When possible, students should
notify the instructor in advance if they will be unable to take an
assigned test. All make-up tests will be given outside of normal
class time. Once a test has been given in class, any subsequent
make-up tests may differ significantly.

- Show up for class on time and prepared. That means that you have read
the appropriate sections from the book plus any handouts, and you have
worked all assigned homework. If a test has been assigned, you should
be prepared to take the test. If you were late to class or absent from
the previous class meeting, you are responsible for getting class notes
and assignments from another student in the class or from the
instructor.

- If you are late to class, it is possible that you have already been marked
absent by the time you arrive. It is your responsibility to notify the
instructor after class that you were late rather than absent.

- Take care of any personal needs outside of class time. Except for
emergencies, you should not need to go to the bathroom, get a drink of
water, etc. If you need to leave the room at any time while class is
in session, you should ask for permission.

- There should be no personal conversations, moving around, or leaving the
room during class without explicit permission. These actions are disturbing
to other students and to the instructor. Be courteous and respect the
rights of others.

- Cell phones must be kept in book bags and programmed in a silent or vibrate
setting during class.

- You should respect the property of your college. No eating, drinking
(other than water), smoking, dipping, chewing tobacco, etc. in the classrooms.
Also, no writing or carving on the desks, chairs, podium, etc. Any willful
vandalism or destruction of Citadel property will be dealt with severely.

Daily Schedule

Dates | Topics Covered |
---|---|

Aug. 22 | Appendix A.1: Exponents and Radicals |

Aug. 23 | Appendix A.1: Exponents and Radicals |

Aug. 24 | Appendix A.2: Polynomials |

Aug. 27 | Appendix A.3: Factoring Polynomials |

Aug. 29 | Appendix A.4: Rational Expressions |

Aug. 30 | Appendix A.4: Rational Expressions (continued) |

Aug. 31 | Review Appendix A |

Sep. 3 | Test 1: Appendix A |

Sep. 5 | Section 1.1: Real Numbers and Their Properties |

Sep. 6 | Section 1.2: Linear and Absolute Value Inequalities |

Sep. 7 | Section 1.3: Equations and Graphs in Two Variables |

Sep. 10 | Section 1.4: Linear Equations in Two Variables |

Sep. 12 | Section 1.5: Functions |

Sep. 13 | Section 1.6: Graphs of Relations and Functions |

Sep. 14 | Section 1.7: Families of Functions, Transformations, and Symmetry |

Sep. 17 | Section 1.8: Operations with Functions |

Sep. 19 | Section 1.9: Inverse Functions |

Sep. 20 | Review Chapter 1 |

Sep. 21 | Test 2: Chapter 1 |

Sep. 24 | Section 2.1: Quadratic Functions and Inequalities |

Sep. 26 | Section 2.1: Quadratic Functions and Inequalities (continued) |

Sep. 27 | Section 2.3: Zeros of Polynomial Functions |

Sep. 28 | Section 2.3: Zeros of Polynomial Functions (continued) |

Oct. 1 | Section 2.4: The Theory of Equations |

Oct. 3 | Section 2.5: Miscellaneous Equations |

Oct. 4 | Section 2.5: Miscellaneous Equations (continued) |

Oct. 5 | Section 2.6: Graphs of Polynomial Functions |

Oct. 8 | Section 2.7: Rational Functions and Inequalities |

Oct. 10 | Section 2.7: Rational Functions and Inequalities (continued) |

Oct. 11 | Review Chapter 2 |

Oct. 12 | Test 3: Chapter 2 (Sections 2.1, 2.3-2.7) |

Oct. 15 | Section 3.1: Angles and Their Measurements |

Oct. 17 | Section 3.2: The Sine and Cosine Functions |

Oct. 18 | Section 3.2: The Sine and Cosine Functions (continued) |

Oct. 19 | Section 3.3: The Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions |

Oct. 22 | Section 3.3: The Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions (continued) |

Oct. 24 | Leadership Development Day (no class) |

Oct. 25 | Section 3.4: The Other Trigonometric Functions and Their Graphs |

Oct. 26 | Section 3.5: The Inverse Trigonometric Functions |

Oct. 29 | Section 3.6: Right Triangle Trigonometry |

Oct. 31 | Section 3.7: Identities |

Nov. 1 | Section 3.7: Identities (continued) |

Nov. 2 | Section 4.1: Exponential Functions and Their Applications |

Nov. 5 | Review Chapter 3 |

Nov. 7 | Test 4: Chapter 3 (Sections 3.1-3.7) |

Nov. 8 | Section 4.1: Exponential Functions and Their Applications (continued) |

Nov. 9 | Section 4.2: Logarithmic Functions and Their Applications |

Nov. 12 | Section 4.2: Logarithmic Functions and Their Applications (continued) |

Nov. 14 | Section 4.3: Rules of Logarithms |

Nov. 15 | Section 4.4: More Equations and Applications |

Nov. 16 | Section 4.4: More Equations and Applications (continued) |

Nov. 19-23 | Fall Break (Take book home to study during break!) |

Nov. 26 | Review Chapter 4 |

Nov. 28 | Test 5: Chapter 4 |

Nov. 29 | Section 3.8: Conditional Trigonometric Identities |

Nov. 30 | Section 3.8: Conditional Trigonometric Identities (continued) |

Dec. 3 | Section 3.9: The Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines |

Dec. 5 | Review |

Dec. 6 | Review/Course Evaluations |

Dec. 8 | (Saturday) Final Exam, 8:00-11:00 a.m. |