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College Algebra
College Algebra

MATH 1130
College Algebra

Text: College Algebra, Sullivan, 6th Edition, Prentice Hall.

INSTRUCTOR: Bill Murray    Email: murray@roanestate.edu        
Oak Ridge OFFICE: H-228     PHONE: 481-2000 ext 2210

Objectives and How to Study and Prepare:
1. To be able to use the definitions, rules, and principles of College Algebra to describe and solve algebra problems.
2. To be able to obtain solutions to problems in College Algebra using a general systematic Problem Solving method.
3. To improve self confidence in the ability to state and solve College Algebra problems correctly.
4. To be able to make judgments and assumptions about the feasibility and practicality of College Algebra problems   and their solutions.  

Outline of Topics and Math Help:

Chapter                                         Topic

R                                     High School Algebra Review
1                                     Equations and Inequalities
2                                     Graphs
3                                     Functions and Their Graphs
4                                     Polynomial Functions and Inequalities
5                                     The Zeroes of a Polynomial Function
6                                     Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
7                                     The Conics
8                                     Systems of Equations

 

Schedule and assignments will be announced regularly in class and will depend upon class progress. All material in the outline of topics will be covered during the semester.

Course Requirements and Essentials of Learning:
Attend classes, turn in class assignments, and complete all tests, quizzes and exams.

Tests:
Three or more will be given. These will be announced in class the week before.

Course Grade:
Tests, Quizzes and Homework 80%     Final Exam 20%

Grading Method:
Scores on tests represent a measurement of at least the following factors:

1. The student's knowledge of the material
2. The difficulty of the test material
3. The time available to complete the test
4. The effectiveness of the teacher's instruction
5. Numerous indirectly related things such as testing room
    environment, your health, etc.

The grades assigned to test scores are adjusted to minimize the factors other than the student's knowledge of the material by using a numerical ranking of the scores of all class members and by comparison with scores from previous classes. The final course grade is assigned by the same numerical ranking procedure using the student's accumulated total points for the course.

For students falling on the borderline between two grades, factors such as class attendance, class participation, and extra credit work will be used to decide between the grades.

Letter grades will be discussed after each graded test, report, or assignment has been returned.

 

MATH 1130 – SUMMER 2004

Homework Assignments*

 

Section                                    Problems

R.4                            #1-81 every other odd and every other even problem

R.5                            #1-97 every other odd and every other even problem

R.6                            #1-101 every other odd and every other even problem

R.7                            #1-77 every other odd and every other even problem;

                                  note restrictions on variables!

R.8                            #1-81 every other odd and every other even problem

R.9                            #1-47 every other odd and every other even problem

1.1                                                        #1-59, 65-75, 85-89

1.2                                                        #1-39 every other odd and every other even problem

1.3                                                        #1-25, 33-57 every other odd & every other even problem

5.3                                                        #1-27, 39-57 every other odd & every other even problem

1.4                                                        #1-45 every other odd and every other even problem

1.5                                                        #1-65 every other odd and every other even problem

2.1                                                        #1-35 every other odd and every other even problem

2.2                                                        #1-52 every other odd and every other even problem

2.3                            #1-61 every other odd and every other even problem

2.4                                                        #1-53 every other odd and every other even problem

2.6                            #1-25 every other odd and every other even problem

3.1                                                        #1-63 every other odd & every other even problem

(but 49-59 parts a & b only)

3.3                            Know the “Library of Functions” on p. 235-236;

                                 #1-7 all, 15-16, 19-25 every other odd & every other

                                 even problem (parts a & c only)

3.4                                                        #1-23, 29-47 every other odd and every other even problem

4.1                                                        #1-61 every other odd & every other even problem (61 a, b, c only)

Note: For #9-23 odd, use directions for #25-39 odd.

4.2                                                        #1-31, 45-67 every other odd and every other even problem

4.5                                                        #1-41 every other odd and every other even problem

5.1                                                        #1-21 every other odd and every other even problem

5.2                                                        #1-51 every other odd and every other even problem

6.2                                                        #11-47 every other odd and every other even problem

Note: For #19-33 every other odd and every other even problem,

do transformations/graph only.

6.3                                                        #1-35, 53-91 every other odd and every other even problem

Note: For #61-71 every other odd and every other even problem,

do transformations/graph only.

6.4                                                        #1-9, 13, 25-59 every other odd and every other even problem

6.5                                                        #1-33 every other odd and every other even problem

6.6                                                        #1-37 every other odd and every other even problem except 21

6.7                                                        #1-11 every other odd and every other even problem

6.8                                                        #1-9 odd every other odd and every other even problem

7.2                                                        #1-8 all, 9-49 every other odd and every other even problem

Note: Ignore all references to “latus rectum.”

7.3                                                        #1-4 all, 5-49 every other odd and every other even problem

7.4                                                        #1-4 all, 5-9, 15-21, 27-31, 35-47 every other odd and

                                 every other even problem. Note: do not do asymptote equations

8.1                            #1-29, 41-45 every other odd & every other even problem

8.2                            #1-16 every other odd and every other even problem

* Subject to change.  Work at least two even problems of each problem type.

 

TENTATIVE* SCHEDULE

                                                            MATH 1130 T01, T25, T70, T80 & T90

COLLEGE ALGEBRA

SUMMER 2004

 

Week Beginning

 

Monday

 

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

 

Thursday

 

Friday

05/31

 

 

 

 

R.4, R.5, R.6

 

 

 

 

06/07

 

R.7, R.8,

R.9, 1.1

 

 

1.2, 1.3

5.3, 1.4

 

 

 

06/14

 

Test 1

1.5, 2.1

2.2

 

 

2.3, 2.4, 2.6

 

 

 

06/21

 

3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 

3.4, 4.1,

4.2

 

 

 

06/28

 

Test 2

4.5

 

 

5.1, 5.2

 

 

 

 

07/05

 

Holiday

 

 

6.2, 6.3,

6.4

 

 

 

07/12

 

6.5, 6.6,

6.7, 6.8

 

 

 

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