College Algebra (MATH 1320)

Fall 2009

MWF 2:00 - 2:50 at UH 3780


Instructor:   Dr. Seongchun (Michelle) Kwon
e-mail:   kwonseon at hotmail dot com
Office:   University Hall 2030C
Office hours:   4:00 - 5:00 on M, 1:00 - 3:00 on T or TR or by appointment



Text:    College Algebra by Larson and Hosteller 7th edition

Materials covered:    Linear equation and modeling, Quadratic equations, Complex numbers, Inequalities, Linear equations, Functions and their graphs, Transformations, Compositions, Polynomials of higher degree, Synthetic division, Root of polynomial, Rational functions and their graphs, Asysmptotes, Exponential and Logarithm functions



Final Exam:   12:30 - 2:30 December 17, Thursday




  • Syllabus
  • Suggested Problems



     

                                          Progress, Problems and Solutions

    Date Progress Problems,Solutions
    Aug 24(M) Introduction
    Aug 26(W) Chapter P. Prerequisites(P.1., P.2.)
    Aug 28(F) Chapter P. Prerequisites(P.2., P.3., P.4)
    Aug 31(M) Chapter P. Prerequisites(P.4., P.5.,P.7.), 1.1. Graphs of Equations
    Sep 2(W) 1.2. Linear Equations in One Variables, 1.3. Modeling with Linear Equations
    Sep 4(F) Quiz Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Sep 9(W) 1.3. Modeling with Linear Equations, 1.4. Quadratic Equations and Applications
    Sep 11(F) 1.4. Quadratic Equations and Applications(Completing the square), Quiz Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Sep 14(M) 1.5. Complex Numbers
    Sep 16(W) 1.5. Complex Numbers, 1.6. Other Types of Equations
    Sep 18(F) 1.6. Other Types of Equations, Quiz Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Sep 21(M) 1.7. Linear Inequalities in One variable
    Sep 23(W) 1.8. Other Types of Inequalities
    Sep 25(F) Quiz Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Sep 28(M) Review for the exam
    Sep 30(W) Exam 1 Solution(Kristy Kissoff)
    Oct 7(W) 2.1. Linear Equations in Two Variables
    Oct 8(F) 2.1. Linear Equations in Two Variables Mini-Make-Up Exam
    Oct 12(M) 2.1. Linear Equations in Two Variables, 2.2. Functions
    Oct 14(W) 2.2. Functions, 2.3. Analyzing graphs of Functions
    Oct 16(F) 2.3. Analyzing graphs of Functions Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Oct 19(M) 2.3. Analyzing graphs of Functions
    Oct 21(W) 2.3. Analyzing graphs of Functions, 2.5. Transformations of Functions
    Oct 23(F) Quiz Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Oct 26(M) 2.5. Transformations of Functions, 2.6. Combinations of Functions, Composite of Functions
    Oct 28(W) 2.6. Combinations of Functions, Composite of Functions
    Oct 30(F) Quiz Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Nov 2(M) 2.7. Inverse Functions
    Nov 4(W) 3.1. Quadratic Functions and Models
    Nov 6(F) Quiz Group Quiz, Closedbook Quiz
    Nov 9(M) 3.2. Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree
    Nov 13(F) 3.2. Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree, 3.3. Polynomial and Synthetic Division Closedbook Quiz
    Nov 16(M) 3.3. Polynomial and Synthetic Division
    Nov 18(W) 3.4. Zeros of Polynomial Functions
    Nov 20(F) Quiz Closedbook Quiz
    Nov 23(M) Exam 2 (2.1. ~ 3.4.)( Solution(Kristy Kissoff again!) Review Problems for 10 extra points; Practice Problems; Practice problems without solution
    Nov 30(M) 5.1. Exponential Functions and Their Graphs
    Dec 2(W) 5.2. Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs
    Dec 4(F) 5.2. Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs, Quiz Mini-Make-Up Exam , Closedbook Quiz
    Dec 7(M) 5.3. Properties of Lgarithms, 5.4. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
    Dec 9(W) 4.1. Rational Functions and asymptotes, 4.2. Graphs of Rational Functions
    Dec 11(F) Quiz & Review for the final Closedbook Quiz
    Dec 17(Th) Final Exam 12:30 - 2:30