College Algebra (MATH 131 A)

Fall 2012


Instructor:   Dr. Seongchun (Michelle) Kwon
e-mail:   kwonseon at hotmail dot com
Office:   Miller Science Center 103-C
Office hours:   2:00- 3:00 PM on MWF and 3:00- 4:00 PM on TTR or by appointment
Class hours:   MWF 11:00 AM-11:50 AM at SAC 3230(upstairs in the Sharp Building)



Text:    Fundamental of College Algebra( ISBN 0-534-42086-9 ),   Authors:Swokowski;Cole,   Publisher: Brooks/Cole

Materials covered:    applications of linear and quadratic equations; solving inequalities; solving inequalities, including quadratic inequalities; graphing equations; graphs of functions; combining functions and finding inverse functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; polynomial functions; and systems of equations.



Final Exam:  December 3 (Monday)   8:00 10:00 AM



Supplemental Instructor: Cassie Tye
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. located in the ARC(Acacemic Resource Center) in Centennial Hall
SI sessions: Sunday in Centennial Hall room 110 between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., Monday at Gym room 204 and Thursday in Centennial Hall room 110 between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
E-mail: cassie.tye@unionky.edu




  • Syllabus;     Tentative Schedule
  • Suggested Problems



     

                                          Progress, Problems and Solutions

    Date Progress Problems,Solutions
    Aug 22 W Introduction
    Aug 24 F 1.1. Real Numbers
    Aug 27 M 1.2. Exponents and Radicals
    Aug 29 W Quiz Quiz, Group Quiz
    Aug 31 F 1.3. Algebraic Expressions
    Sep 5 W 1.3. Algebraic Expressions, 1.4. Fractional Expressions
    Sep 7 F 1.4. Fractional Expressions Quiz
    Sept 10 1.4. Fractional Expressions, 2.1. Equations Group Quiz ( Due on Wednesday )
    Sep 12 W 2.1. Equations, 2.3. Quadratic Equations
    Sep 14 F Quiz( Group and Closedbook) Quiz (Solution), Group Quiz
    Sep 17 M 2.4. Complex Numbers
    Sep 19 W 2.4. Complex Numbers
    Sep 21 F Quiz Quiz, Group Quiz
    Sep 24 M 2.6. Inequalities
    Sep 26 W 2.6. Inequalities, Review for the Exam Review
    Sep 28 F Exam 1 Exam 1 (Heather's Solution )
    Oct 1 M 3.1. Rectangular Coordinate Systems, 3.2. Graphs of Equations Mini-Make-Up Exam
    Oct 3 W 3.2. Graphs of Equations
    Oct 5 F Fall Break
    Oct 8 M 3.3. Lines
    Oct 10 W 3.4. Definition of Functions
    Oct 12 F Quiz Quiz, Group Quiz
    Oct 15 M 3.4. Definition of Functions, 3.5. Graphs of Functions
    Oct 17 W 3.5. Graphs of Functions, 3.6. Quadratic Functions
    Oct 19 F Quiz Quiz, Group Quiz( Solution )
    Oct 22 M 3.7. Operation on Functions
    Oct 24 W 3.7. Operation on Functions, 4.1. Polynomial Functions of Degree Greater than 2
    Oct 26 F 4.1. Polynomial Functions of Degree Greater than 2 Group Quiz: Please turn this in until October 29.
    Oct 29 M Selected topics from 4.2. Properties of Division, 4.3. Zeros of polynomials, 4.4. Complex and Rational Zeros of Polynomials Group Activity
    Oct 31 W Review for the exam Group Activity
    Nov 2 F Exam 2( Exam range: 3.1 - 4.4 ) Exam 2 (Erika's Solution )
    Nov 5 M 5.1. Inverse Functions, 5.2. Exponential Functions
    Nov 7 W Mini-Make-Up Exam Mini-Make-Up Exam
    Nov 9 F Quiz Quiz, Group Quiz
    Nov 12 M 5.2. Exponential Functions, 5.3. Natural Exponential Function
    Nov 14 W 5.4. Logarithmic Functions, 5.5. Properties of Logarithms
    Nov 16 F Quiz Quiz( Solution ), Group Quiz ( Solution )
    Nov 19 M 5.5. Properties of Logarithms, 5.6. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
    Nov 21 W Thanks Giving Holiday
    Nov 23 F Thanks Giving Holiday
    Nov 26 M 4.5. Rational Functions( Finding asymptotes)
    Nov 28 W 4.5. Rational Functions(Finding asymptotes), Group Activity with Rational Functions Group Activity ( Solution )
    Nov 30 F Review for the final: You will focus on the past exams and quizzes( especially, the materials covered in November). I will be in my office during the class hour as well as my office hour. Please stop by if you have any question.
    Dec 3 M Final Exam 8:00-10:00 AM(Comprehensive Exam for the whole semester ) Final Exam ( Solution )