# College Algebra (MATH 1320)

## 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