College Algebra (MATH 135 Sec 4)

Spring 2015

Instructor:   Dr. Seongchun (Michelle) Kwon
e-mail:   kwonseon at hotmail dot com
Office:   Melton Hall Room 214
Office hours:   11:00 a.m 12:30 p.m and 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. on MW and 12:20 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. on TR or By appointment
Class hours:   4:00 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. TR, Looney 0305

Course Basic Information, Resources and Downloads

Syllabus Tentative Schedule

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Learning Support( Lab Time Sheet )

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

Tutor Talk ( Tutoring and Assistance on the right column )

Lecture Notes and Video Resources

Prof. Towell's Video Lecture in Blackboard

Textbook: College Algebra, Larson, 9th ed. (ISBN: 1133963021) May 14(R) 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.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
Jan 13 (T) 1.1. Graphs of Equations, 1.2. Linear Equations in One Variable
Jan 15(R) 1.4. Quadratic Equations and Applications, 1.6. Other Types of Equations In-Class Activity
Jan 20 (T) 2.1. Linear Equations in Two Variables
Jan 22 (R) 2.2. Functions In-Class Activity
Jan 27 (T) 2.3. Analyzing graphs of functions, 2.4. A library of parent functions, 2.6. Combinations of functions
Jan 29 (R) 2.5. Transformation of functions
Feb 3 (T) Review for the Exam In-Class Activity
Feb 5 (R) Exam 1( Chapter 1 and Chapter 2) Exam 1(Solution )
Feb 10(T) 3.1. Quadratic Functions and Models
Feb 12(R) 3.2. Polynomial Functions of Higher Degrees Mini-Make-Up Exam
Feb 17 (T) School Closed (Snow)
Feb 19 (R) 3.3. Polynomial and Synthetic Division, 3.4. Zeros of Polynomial Functions
Feb 24(T) 4.1. Rational Functions and Asymptotes, 4.2. Graphs of Rational Functions and Review
Feb 26(R) Review for the Exam
Mar 3(T) Exam 2 Exam 2(Solution )
Mar 10(T), Mar 12(R) Spring Break
Mar 17(T) 5.1.Exponential Functions and Their Graphs, 5.2. Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs
Mar 19(R) 5.2. Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs, 5.3. Properties of Logarithms Mini-Make-Up Exam
Mar 24(T) 5.3. Properties of Logarithms and 5.4. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Mar 26(R) 5.5. Exponential and Logarithmic Models and Review Review
Mar 31(T) Test 3 Exam 3(Solution )
April 2(R) Spring Holiday
April 7(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
April 9(R) 6.5. Systems of inequalities, 8.1.Sequences and Series Mini-Make-Up Exam; In-Class Activity
April 14(T) 8.2.Arithmetic Sequences and Partial Sums; 8.3.Geometric Sequences and Series
April 16(R) Review session with Chapter 8 Review
April 21(T) 4.3. Conics
April 23(R) 4.3.Conics, 4.4. Translations of Conics
April 28(T) Review for the Exam Review
April 30(R) Exam 4 Exam 4(Solution )
May 5(T) Review for the final
May 7(R) Review for the final
May 14(R) Final Exam(4:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m.)
Final Exam Formula Sheet (This sheet will be provided at the final exam.)
Final Review