MA 154 -- Algebra and Trigonometry II

SYLLABUS

Instructor: Dr. Peter Dragnev

Meeting Time: MTWR 3:00-4:45 p.m. -- KT G43

Office: KT 290, tel. 481-6382, e-mail: dragnevp@ipfw.edu

Office Hours: MTWR 2:30-3:00 p.m. and 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Book: Functions Modeling Change, 2nd ed. by Connally, Nughes-Hallet, Gleason, et. al.

Course Description: I shall cover chapters 6-8, and 10-12. The main content of the course is devoted to trigonometric functions and trigonometric identities, as well as some additional topics in trigonometry. Other topics are composition and inverses of functions, matrices and determinants, and sequences and series, and conic sections.

Grading: There will be three tests (100 pts each), daily homework (total 150 pts), and a Final (150 pts) for a total of 600 pts. The grade for the course is based on the scale:

A 90 – 100%; B 80 – 89%; C 70 – 79%; D 60-69%; F below 59% pts.

No make up tests will be given, unless a proper excuse is provided. Enclosed is the tentative teaching schedule.

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

June 27

6.1, 6.2

June 28

6.3, 6.4

June 29

6.5, 6.6

June 30

6.7

July 1

July 4

Holiday

July 5

Review, Test 1

July 6

7.1, 7.2

July 7

7.2, 7.3

July 8

July 11

7.4, 7.5

July 12

7.6, 8.1

July 13

8.2, 8.3 

July 14

Review, Test 2

July 15

July 18

10.1, 10.2

July 19

10.2, 10.3

July 20

10.3, 10.4

July 21

11.1, 11.2

July 22

Last day to withdraw

July 25

11.2, 11.3

July 26

11.3, 11.4

July 27

Review, Test 3

July 28

12.1, 12.2

July 29

Aug 1

12.2, 12.3

Aug 2

12.3, 12.4

Aug 3

Review

Aug 4

Final

Aug 5