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WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
FAIRBANKS CAMPUS
SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS & SCIENCES
SPRING TERM February 22-May 15, 2010
Thursday, Eielson AFB
Dr. Karen E. Dempster, Asst. Professor. E-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:dempsterk@wbu.edu" dempsterk@wbu.edu
Telephone: C-978-7745; H-456-2365; O-377-4398
Office Hours: Wednesday, Noon- 5:30 or at other times and places like North Pole or Ft.Wainwright.
Course Title: Math 1304 College Algebra_____________________
DESCRIPTION: - This course develops skills in rational expressions, radicals, complex numbers, graphs, second-degree equations in one or two variables, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences, series, and the Binomial Theorem.
Prerequisites: This class is for students who do not qualify (or have need) for Calculus or Trigonometry, but who HAVE had two years of algebra and one of geometry in high school, or who have had two of the three courses with a grade of B or above.
COURSE OFFERINGS
TEXTBOOK:
BOOK ED
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS, ed. 7th --
Isbn # Authors YEAR
0-13-238357-8, ALLEN R. ANGEL 2008
Publisher
Pearson/PRENTICE HALL,
CALCULATOR: Use a Texas Instruments TI-82, TI-83, or TI-84. There is a cheaper Casio Graphing calculator, FX-9750G Plus, that works well if more than one of you purchases it- it takes at least 2 to figure out some of the registers.
OUTCOME COMPETENCIES:
At the conclusion of the course, you should be familiar with the following topics and be able to use them to set up and solve mathematical models of real-world problems.
Rational Expressions and Equations
The Domains and of Rational Functions
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Solving Rational Equations
Rational Equations: Application and Problem Solving
Variation
Roots, Radicals, and Complex Numbers
Roots and Radicals
Rational Exponents
Multiplying and Simplifying Radicals
Dividing and Simplifying Radicals
Adding and Subtracting Radicals
Solving Radical Equations
Complex Numbers
Quadratic Functions
Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
Quadratic Equations: Applications and Problem Solving
Writing Equations in Quadratic Form
Graphing Quadratic Equations
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Composite and Inverse Functions
Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Properties of Logarithms
Common Logarithms
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Natural Exponential and Natural Logarithm Functions
Conic Sections
The Parabola and the Circle
The Ellipse
The Hyperbola
Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem
Sequences and Series
Arithmetic Sequences and Series
Geometric Series
The Binomial Theorem
COURSE EXPECTATIONS:
Have Fun! Yes, it is possible to enjoy yourself while you learn- these numbers can be very interesting. Lots of kool patterns, interesting history and startling revelations!
Attendance: This is a real must for this course. Attendance is required. Excessive late arrivals or early departures will be taken into consideration when assessing absences. Material will be discussed in class and included in the exams that are not in the book. It is the students responsibility to obtain any material missed when absent regardless of the reason for the absence. The student must not miss any more than 3 classes. Absences beyond 3 classes or 25% of the class time may result in a failure in the class. In case of TDYs or any absence, the instructor should be notified as soon as possible- preferably BEFORE the absence.
Homework and Reading: Assigned homework and reading are to be completed AFTER the class session for which they are assigned.
Quiz/Tests: All material assigned with be reviewed and tested each week. Quizzes will occur in all weeks when a test is not scheduled. Class discussions and Lectures are based on the reading.
Disability Policy: It is the university policy that no otherwise qualified disabled person be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity in the university. Your instructor is an ADA qualified dyslexic, and although bright, she makes frequent reversals- for which students get quiz points if they catch the mistake before the instructor corrects it. She believes in turning her handicap into a student advantage. She also will not tolerate any discrimination based on handicap. If you have a handicap, please inform the instructor as soon as possible.
Incomplete Policy: A grade of incomplete is changed if the work required is completed prior to time set in the WBU catalog. If work is not completed by this date, the grade of I is automatically converted to the grade of F.
COURSE EVALUATION
Grading Scale:
A = 90-100% I = Incomplete
B = 80-89% W = Withdrawal
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = Below 60%
Grading Weight: Your grade will be based on total points earned divided by total possible points, on quizzes/tests. Class points are added as bonus points. This result will then be assigned a grade based on the Grading Scale above.
Quiz / Exam Information:
1. A quiz will be given weekly over the homework assignment from the previous date, and after review of any questions based upon that assignment. .
2. If a student misses a class for any reason, he/she is still responsible for the quiz given on that date. The student will be responsible for scheduling a time to make up the missed quiz during the next class meeting that they are in attendance. Dr. Dempster will meet with you to review what was covered in class.
3. Any quiz not completed by the last regularly scheduled class period will be counted as a zero, unless arrangements are made ahead of time.
4. Make-up exams may be arranged with the instructor if an exam grade is low. The make up exam will be more rigorous than the original exam.
5. Missed quizzes, case studies or exams (w/prior notice and/or excuse) may be taken at the WBU office during regular office hours. Call to make an appointment.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY/CONDUCT Wayland Baptist University is committed to maintaining and upholding intellectual integrity. All students, faculty, and staff have obligations to prevent violations of academic integrity and take corrective action when they occur. The adjudication process will include the sanction imposed on students who commit the following academic violations, which may include a failing grade on the assignment, a failing grade for the course, suspension or dismissal from the University.
1. Plagiarism: Presenting as one's own the ideas, words or products of another. Plagiarism includes the use of any source to complete academic assignments without proper acknowledgment of the source. (Remember all sources must be cited inside the body of the text and the bibliography page to be complete. Failure to cite in both spots will fall under the violation of plagiarism).
2. Cheating: is a broad term that includes the following:
a. Giving or receiving help from an unauthorized person(s) or materials during examinations.
b. The unauthorized communication of examination questions prior to, during, or following administration of the examination.
c. Collaboration on examinations or assignments expected to be individual work.
d. Fraud and deceit, that includes knowingly furnishing false or misleading information or failing to furnish appropriate information when requested, such as when applying for admission to the University.
Students are responsible for reading, understanding, obeying, and respecting all academic policies, with added emphasis being placed upon academic progress policies, appearing in the Wayland Baptist University Academic Catalog applicable to their curriculum and/or program of study.
ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE
EOO means Every Other Odd (1, skip 3, do 5, skip 7, do 9 etc).
ODD means do the odd numbered problems
This schedule is subject to CHANGE. Assignments are reviewed each class meeting and any changes will be noted at that time.
Date Reading Do Problems_________
2/25/10 Sec 5.1 Pg 298-303 Pg. 303-304, 1-75 EOO
Sec 5.2 Pg 308-313 Pg. 314-315, 1-77 EOO
Sec 5.3 Pg 317-324 Pg. 324-326, 1-111 EOO
3/4/10 Quiz
Sec 5.4 pg 327-331 Pg. 331-332, 1-57 ODD
Sec 5.5 pg 335-343 Pg. 343-344, 1-87 ODD
3/8-12/10 SPRING BREAK-NO CLASS,BUT YOU CAN STILL WORK ON MATH!
3/18/10 Quiz
Sec 5.6 Pg 346-350 Pg. 350-352, 1-91 EOO
Sec 5.7 Pg 354-355 Pg. 355-356, 1-73 E00
Sec 5.8 Pg 358-365 Pg. 365-367, 1-95 EOO
Chapter 5 Summary
Pg. 370-374 Pg. 374-378, 1-159 EOO
3/25/10 Test Chapter 5
Sec 6.1 Pg 381-388 Pg. 388-391, 1-105 EOO
(Sec 6.2 Pg 392-399) Pg. 400, 5-59 EOO may omit
4/1/10 April Fools Quiz
Sec 6.3 Pg 403-406 Pg. 407, 3-57 EOO
Sec 6.4 Pg 409-416 Pg. 417-418, 9-51 EOO,59-83 ODD
4/8/10 Quiz and Skip 6.5
Sec 6.6 Pg 432-436 Pg. 437, 1-19 ODD
Ch 6 Summary
Pg. 440-443 Pg 443-445, 1-75(skip 51) EOO
4/15/10 Test Ch 6
Sec 7.1 Pg 448-454 Pg 454-456, 1-113 EOO
Sec 7.2 Pg 457-462 Pg 463-464, 1-123 EOO
Sec 7.3 Pg 465-471 Pg 471-472, 1-103 EOO
4/22/10 Quiz
Sec 7.4 Pg 472-477 Pg 477-478, 1-109 EOO
Sec 7.5 Pg 480-485 Pg 485-487, 1-133 EOO
4/29/10 Quiz
Sec 7.6 Pg 489-495 Pg 495-496, 1-97 EOO
Sec 7.7 Pg 500-505 Pg 506-508, 1-131 EOO
Ch 7 Review
Pg 508-512 Pg 512-515, 1-161 EOO
5/6/10 Ch 7 Test
Sec 8.1 Pg 517-524 Pg 525-526, 1-89 EOO
Sec 8.2 Pg 527-536 Pg 536-537, 1-85 EOO
Sec 8.3 Pg 539-544 Pg 544-545, 1-27 OD
5/13/10 FINAL EXAM and Pizza Party
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