College Algebra & Trigonometry (MATH 1340)

Fall 2008

MWF 12:00 - 12:50 at BO 1053


Instructor:   Dr. Seongchun (Michelle) Kwon
e-mail:   seongchun.kwon@utoledo.edu
Office:   University Hall 2030C
Office hours:   1:30 - 3:30 on MW, 1:30 - 2:30 on F or by appointment



Text:    Precalculus by Larson and Hosteller 8th edition

Materials covered:    Varied properties of Functions, Polynomial and Rational functions, Exponential and Logarithmic functions, Trigonometric functions, Solving polynomial and trigonometric equations, Solving inequalities, Conic sections



Final Exam:   12:30 - 2:30 December 15, Monday




  • Syllabus


  • Schedule
  • Suggested Problems

     

                                         Progress, Problems and Solutions

    Date Progress Problems,Solutions
    Aug 25(M) Introduction Diagnostic Test
    Aug 27(W) 1.1. Rectangular Coordinates, 1.2. Graphs of Equations
    Aug 29(F) 1.3. Linear Equations in Two Variables, 1.4. Functions
    Sep 3(W) 1.4. Functions, 1.5. Analyzing Graphs of Functions
    Sep 5(F) 1.5. Analyzing Graphs of Functions, 1.7. Transformations of Functions
    Sep 2(T), Sep 4(Th) Recitation Quiz and Group Quiz Problems
    Sep 8(M) 1.7. Transformations of Functions
    Sep 10(W) 1.8. Combinations of Functions, 1.9. Inverse Functions
    Sep 10(F) 1.9. Inverse Functions, 2.1. Quadratic Functions and Models
    Sep 9(T), Sep 11(Th) Recitation Quiz and Group Quiz Problems
    Sep 15(M) 2.1. Quadratic Functions and Models, Review For the Exam
    Sep 17(W) Exam 1(sec. 1.1. - sec.2.1): Exam Preparation Tips Best Solutions: Hanna, Nicole
    Sep 16(T), Sep 18(Th) Recitation Quiz and Group Quiz Problems
    Sep 19(F) 2.2. Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree
    Sep 22(M) 2.2. Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree
    Sep 24(W) 2.2. Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree, 2.3. Polynomial and Synthetic Division
    Sep 26(F) 2.3. Polynomial and Synthetic Division, 2.4.Complex Numbers
    Sep 23(T), 25(Th) Recitation Mini-Make-Up Exam and Group Quiz
    Sep 29(M) 2.4. Complex Numbers
    Oct 1(W) 2.5. Zeros of Polynomial Functions
    Oct 3(F) 2.7.Nonlinear Inequalities
    Sep 30(T), Oct 2(Th) Recitation Closedbook Quiz And Group Quiz(8,26,38 in Sec.2.3.)
    Oct 6(M) 2.6. Rational Functions
    Oct 8(W) 2.6. Rational Functions, sec. 3.1. Exponential Functions and Their Graphs
    Oct 10(F) sec. 3.1. Exponential Functions and Their Graphs, sec. 3.2. Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs
    Oct 7(T),8(Th) Recitation Closedbook Quiz And Group Quiz(50 in sec.2.4., 12 in sec.2.5., 12 and 40 in sec.2.7.)
    Oct 13(M) 3.2. Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs, 3.3. Properties of Logarithms
    Oct 15(W) 3.3. Properties of Logarithms, 3.4. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
    Oct 17(F) 3.4. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations, Review for the exam
    Oct 14(T), Oct 16(Th) Recitation
    Oct 21(T) Special office hour: 10 - 12 AM, 1 - 3 PM
    Oct 22(W) Exam 2(sec. 2.2. - sec. 3.4); Review Problems (You may turn these problems in for 5 extra points on the day of exam instead of suggested problems. For 5 extra points, you need show how you got the answers. Do NOT copy the answers in the back of the text.)

    If you didn't turn in Review Problems and want to get 5 extra points, then you may turn that in next week.

    Exam: Best Solution: Hanna
    Oct 24(F) 4.1. Radian and Degree Measure
    Oct 27(M) 4.1. Radian and Degree Measure, 4.2. Trigonometric Functions: The Unit Circle
    Oct 29(W) 4.2. Trigonometric Functions: The Unit Circle, 4.3. Right Triangle Trigonometry
    Oct 31(F) 4.3. Right Triangle Trigonometry, 4.4. Trigonometric Functions and Any Angle
    Oct 28(T), Oct 30(Th) Recitation Mini-Make-Up Exam And Group Quiz
    Nov 3(M) 5.1. Using Fundamental Identities
    Nov 5(W) 5.2. Verifying Trigonometric Identities
    Nov 7(F) 5.3. Solving Trigonometric Equations
    Nov 4(T), Nov 6(Th) Recitation Closedbook Quiz And Group Quiz
    Nov 12(W) 5.3. Solving Trigonometric Equations
    Nov 14(F) 5.4. Sum and Difference Formulas
    Nov 11(T), Nov 13(Th) Recitation Closedbook Quiz And Group Quiz
    Nov 17(M) 5.5. Multiple-Angle and Product-to-Sum Formulas
    Nov 19(W) 5.5. Multiple-Angle and Product-to-Sum Formulas, 4.5. Graphs of Sine and Cosine Functions
    Nov 21(F) 4.5. Graphs of Sine and Cosine Functions, 4.7. Inverse Trigonometric Functions
    Nov 18(T), Nov 20(Th) Recitation Closedbook Quiz And Group Quiz
    Nov 24(M) 4.7. Inverse Trigonometric Functions
    Nov 25(T) Special Office Hour: 1-3 No Recitation Today
    Dec 1(M) Self-Review for the Exam: No Class
    Dec 3(W) Exam 3( Chapter 4, Chapter 5): Formulas to be provided in the 3rd exam. Best Solutions: Hanna, Evan
    Dec 5(F) 6.1. Law of Sines
    Dec 2(T), Dec 4(Th) No Recitation on Dec 4. Dec 2's Recitation
    Dec 8(M) - Dec 12(F) A lot of information about the final exam will be given during the week of Dec 8-12.

    DO NOT MISS CLASSES.

    Dec 8(M) 6.1. Law of Sines
    Dec 10(W) Review For the Final Exam
    Dec 12(F) Review For the Final Exam
    Dec 9(T), Dec 11(Th) Recitation Mini-Make-Up Exam
    Dec 15(M) Final Exam at 12:30 - 2:30

    I will try to finish the exam grading until December 17. Please, check your course grade at the password protected website `Your Scores' on December 18. I will send bulk e-mails when the final course grades are ready!