College Algebra (MATH 135 Sec 1)
Fall 2014


Instructor:   Dr. Seongchun (Michelle) Kwon
e-mail:   kwonseon at hotmail dot com
Office:   Melton Hall Room 214
Office hours:   2:00 pm 5:00 pm on MW and 2:00 pm 4:00 pm on TR or By appointment
Class hours:   9:30 AM - 10:50 AM MW, Melton Hall 0205



Course Basic Information, Resources and Downloads

Syllabus Tentative Schedule

Homework

Exercise Problems up to 2.2.;    Sec 2.3 to 2.6. ( for students who didn't purchase the book yet )

Lecture Notes and Video Resources

Learning Support:

Tutoring Lab Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Lecture Notes and Video Resources

Prof. Towell's Video Lecture in Blackboard

Textbook: College Algebra, Larson, 9th ed. (ISBN: 1133963021) Final Exam: December 10(W)
8:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m.


In-Class Lecture Note:

Sec 1.1. to 1.6; Sec2.1. to 2.6; Sec3.1. to 3.3; Sec3.4., 4.1 and 4.2; Sec 5.1 to 5.2; Sec 5.3 to 5.5; Sec 6.1 to 6.5; Sec 8.1 to 8.3; Sec 4.3; Sec 4.4;



Progress, Problems and Solutions

Word Problems Presented During Class Hours

Date Progress Problems, Solutions
Aug 18 (M) 1.1. Graphs of Equations, 1.2. Linear Equations in One Variable HW: 1.1.
Aug 20(W) 1.4. Quadratic Equations and Applications HW: 1.2, 1.4
Aug 25(M) 1.6. Other Types of Equations, 2.1. Linear Equations in Two Variables ( except word problems ) HW 1.6
Aug 27 (W) 2.1. Linear Equations in Two Variables, 2.2. Functions HW: 2.1., 2.2.
Sep 3(W) 2.2. Functions( continued ), 2.3. Analyzing graphs of functions HW: 2.3.
Sep 8(M) 2.4. A library of parent functions, 2.6. Combinations of functions, 2.5. Transformation of functions( Vertical Shift ) HW: 2.4., 2.6.
Sep 10 (W) 2.5. Transformation of functions, Review for the exam
Sep 15 (M) Test 1 ( Range: 1.1.- 2.6 ): Review Problems(Please turn in your solution to get extra credits on the test day), More Review 1 ( Solution ), Review 2 Review ; Test 1 ( Solution )
Sep 17 (W) 3.1. Quadratic Functions and Models
Sep 22 (M) 3.2. Polynomial Functions of Higher Degrees Mini-Make-Up Exam 1; In-Class Activity ( Solution ); HW 3.1.
Sep 24 (W) 3.2. Polynomial Functions of Higher Degrees, 3.3. Polynomial and Synthetic Division HW 3.2
Sep 29(M) 3.3. Polynomial and Synthetic Division, 3.4. Zeros of Polynomial Functions HW 3.3 and 3.4
Oct 1 (W) 3.4. Zeros of Polynomial Functions, 4.1. Rational Functions and Asymptotes HW: 4.1.
Oct 6(M) 4.2. Graphs of Rational Functions and Review for the exam
Oct 8 (W) Exam 2( Range: 3.1 - 4.2 ): Please turn this review in for extra credits. In addition to this, you are to review the in-class-activity problems. Review ; Test 2 ( Solution )
Oct 13 (M) Mid-Term Grade Viewable on-line after 1 p.m.
Oct 13(M) 5.1.Exponential Functions and Their Graphs HW 5.1
Oct 15(W) 5.2. Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs Mini-Make-Up Exam 2; No HW will be collected on Monday.
Oct 20 (M) 5.2. Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs, 5.3. Properties of Logarithms and 5.4. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations HW: 5.2 and 5.3
Oct 22 (W) 5.4. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and 5.5. Exponential and Logarithmic Models HW: 5.4 and 5.5, In-Class Activity
Oct 27(M) Review for the Exam
Oct 29(W) Exam 3 (Range: Chapter 5) Review ; Test 3 ( Solution )
Nov 3(M) 6.1. Linear and Nonlinear Systems of Equations; 6.2. Two-Variable Linear Systems; 6.3. Multivariable Linear Systems, in particular, Three Variable Systems; 6.5. Systems of inequalities HW 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 (Solution of #51 in 6.2)
Nov 5(W) 6.5. Systems of inequalities Mini-Make-Up Exam; In-Class Activity; HW 6.5
Nov 10(M) 8.1.Sequences and Series; 8.2.Arithmetic Sequences and Partial Sums HW 8.1 and 8.2
Nov 12(W) 8.3.Geometric Sequences and Series; Review for the exam
Nov 17(M) Exam 4( Range: Chapter 6 and 8 ) Please turn in Review 1(2 pt) and Review 2(3 pt) for extra credits. Review 1, Review 2; Exam 4 ( Ekeke's Solution )
Nov 19(W) 4.3. Conics
Nov 24(M) 4.3. Conics Mini-Make-Up Exam
Nov 26(W) Thanks Giving Break
Dec 1(M) 4.4. Translations of Conics; Review for the Exam Review
Please read the real life application of conic sections
Dec 3(W) Exam 5( Range: Sec 4.3 and Sec 4.4 ) Exam 5 ( Solution)
Dec 10(W) Final Exam(8:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m.)
Final Exam Formula Sheet (This sheet will be provided at the final exam.)
Final Review