College Algebra (MATH 135 Sec 3) 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:   11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. TR, 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 11(R)
10:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m.


In-Class Lecture Note:

Sec 1.1. to 1.6; Sec 2.1. to 2.6; Sec 3.1. to 3.3; Sec 3.4., 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 19 (T) 1.1. Graphs of Equations, 1.2. Linear Equations in One Variable H.W. 1.1.
Aug 21(R) 1.4. Quadratic Equations and Applications, 1.6. Other Types of Equations H.W. 1.2, 1.4, 1.6
Aug 26(T) 2.1. Linear Equastions in Two Variables H.W. 2.1.
Aug 28 (R) 2.2. Functions H.W. 2.2. and In-Class Activity( Solution )
Sep 2(T) 2.3. Analyzing graphs of functions, 2.4. A library of parent functions, 2.6. Combinations of functions H.W. 2.3 and 2.4.
Sep 4(R) 2.6. Combinations of functions, 2.5. Transformation of functions H.W. 2.6
Sep 9(T) 2.5. Transformation of functions, Review for the exam In-Class Activity
Sep 11(R) Test 1( Range: 1.1.-2.6.): Review Problems(Please turn in your solution to get extra credits on the test day), In addition to this, you are to digest two in-class activity problems on Aug 28 and Sep 9 thoroughly. Review; Test 1 ( Solution )
Sep 16 (T) 3.1. Quadratic Functions and Models
Sep 18 (R) 3.1. Quadratic Functions and Models Mini-Make-Up Exam 1, In-Class Activity
H.W.: 3.1.
Sep 23 (T) 3.2. Polynomial Functions of Higher Degrees No HW due on R
Sep 25(R) 3.3. Polynomial and Synthetic Division H.W.: 3.2
Sep 30(T) 3.4. Zeros of Polynomial Functions, 4.1. Rational Functions and Asymptotes HW: 3.3 and 3.4
Oct 2 (R) 4.1. Rational Functions and Asymptotes, 4.2. Graphs of Rational Functions and Review No HW due on Oct 7.
Oct 7 (T) 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 9 (R) Fall Break ( no class )
Oct 13 (M) Mid-Term Grade Viewable on-line after 1 p.m.
Oct 14 (T) 5.1.Exponential Functions and Their Graphs HW 5.1
Oct 16 (R) 5.2. Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs Mini-Make-Up Exam 2; No HW will be collected on Tuesday.
Oct 21(T) 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 23(R) 5.4. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and 5.5. Exponential and Logarithmic Models HW 5.4 and 5.5, In-Class Activity
Oct 28(T) Review for the Exam
Oct 30(R) Exam 3(Range: Chapter 5) Review ; Test 3 ( Solution )
Nov 4(T) 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
Nov 6(R) 6.5. Systems of inequalities Mini-Make-Up Exam; In-Class Activity; HW 6.5
Nov 11(T) 8.1.Sequences and Series; 8.2.Arithmetic Sequences and Partial Sums; 8.3.Geometric Sequences and Series HW 8.1 and 8.2
Nov 13(R) 8.3.Geometric Sequences and Series; Review for the Exam
Nov 18(T) Exam 4( Range: Chpter 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 20(R) 4.3. Conics
Nov 25(T) 4.3. Conics, 4.4. Translations of Conics Mini-Make-Up Exam
Nov 27(R) Thanks Giving Holiday
December 2(T) 4.4. Translations of Conics; Review for the Exam
Dec 4(R) Exam 5( Range: 4.3 and 4.4) Review
Please read the real life application of conic sections
Exam 5( Solution)
Dec 11(R) Final Exam(10:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m.)
Final Exam Formula Sheet (This sheet will be provided at the final exam.)
Final Review