Betsy Blount

Fall 2007 SYLLABUS

MTH 113-01  Trigonometry
3 Credit Hours
Course Information

 

 

Prerequisite(s)

Students must have successfully completed MTH 112 (C or higher), placed into MTH 113 on the ASSET test (NS +39 plus CA 47-49), on the COMPASS test (CA 46-100 or Trig. 0-45), have a score of 27 on the math portion of the ACT test , or have a Letter of Good Standing stating they qualify for this course.

Students are required to complete prerequisites for this course. Students who enroll without completing prerequisites for this course may be withdrawn by the College and may not qualify for a refund of tuition. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all course prerequisites are completed and documented at the College.

Course Description

This course is a continuation of Math 112. It is designed for students who plan to major in a field that requires calculus (Math 125) or physics with trigonometry (Physics 201). Topics covered include trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities and equations, the Law of Sines, the Law of Cosines, complex numbers in rectangular and trigonometric form, DeMoivre’s Theorem, polar coordinates, and vectors

Student Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate knowledge of the six basic trigonometric functions.
Demonstrate competence in the geometry of trigonometric functions.
Analyze trigonometric functions.
Use trigonometric functions in applications.
Demonstrate critical thinking skills.

Class days and time

3:05-4:20pm MW

Campus and Class location

2901 Martin

Required textbook and

Course Materials

Precalculus, 3rd Edition (with MyMathLab access code) Author: Robert Blitzer

A graphing calculator is required-the TI 89 is recommended. Course ID for MyMathLab is blount84565

Last Date of Withdrawal

December 3, 2007 is the last day to withdraw from class.

Make-up policy

Students who miss a test or quiz should contact the instructor before the next class meeting. Students who have an excused absence (see Standard College Policies sheet) should present documentation and complete any make-up work within one week of the last day covered by their excuse. Students who will miss a test or quiz because of official school events must make arrangements for making up work prior to missing.

Daily Activities, Class Participation, Pop Quizzes, etc.

A number of quizzes will be given. At least one quiz grade will be dropped. Students who are tardy will not be given extra time for quizzes or tests. TAKE HOME QUIZZES ARE DUE AT THE Beginning of class.

Final Examination

The final exam is comprehensive and will be given 3:30-5:30pm, Monday, December 17, 2007

 

Instructor Information

 

Instructor

Betsy Blount

Instructor’s

E-mail and phone number

bblount@sheltonstate.edu, (205) 391-2244

Student hours and location

for Student Hours

Mon: 10 - 11 am & 4:30 - 5:30 pm; Tues/Thurs: 11 am - 12 pm; Wed: 9 - 10 am

Room 2705 Martin

Website

www.sheltonstate.edu, Faculty/Staff, Faculty Website Directory, instructor name

Division Chair’s

E-mail and phone number

Nancy Freeman, nfreeman@sheltonstate.edu, (205) 391-2921, 2704 Martin

 

College Policy Information

 

Academic Misconduct

 

Students are expected to be honorable in all college assignments. Suspected cases of academic misconduct are reported to the Dean of Instructional Services.

Attendance Policy

SSCC Attendance Policy: Students are expected to attend all classes for which they are registered, to be prompt and to remain in class/lab for the entire time. Attendance will be recorded at every class/lab meeting. On the final grade report, instructors are required to identify the last day of attendance for all students who receive a grade of “F” or “U.” Students who are unable to attend class regularly, regardless of the reason or circumstance, should withdraw from the class. Withdrawal from class can affect eligibility for federal financial aid.

Standard College Policies

The Standard College Policies apply to all classes at the college and are a part of every official course syllabus; each student receives a copy when he or she completes the vehicle registration/waiver procedure. It is also available from the College website, www.sheltonstate.edu. It is the responsibility of the student to have a copy of these policies and to abide by them. This class syllabus is intended to give further detail about the policies and expectations in this class. College policies are also published in the Schedule of Classes and the SSCC College Catalog/Student Handbook. Students are expected to be aware of and abide by College policies in every class.

 

Note that the final exam is required for everyone and counts 32% of the semester grade. There are no exemptions.

The final exam will also count a second time as a replacement grade for the lowest test grade if this replacement helps.

 

Grading:

Tests are based on assignments from text and MML. Letter grades will be assigned according to the following:

 

Percentage Grade

Letter grade

90-100

A

80-89

B

70-79

C

60-69

D

59 and below

F

 

COURSE ID: blount84565

MTH 113-01 Fall 2007 (graded HW is on MyMathLab) 3:05 – 4:20 PM ROOM 2901

Date

Material

Text Assignment (EOO-every other odd)

August 20, 2007

4.1 Angles and Radian Measure

1-75 odd, 87, 93, 95, 97, 113, 115, 117, 119

August 22, 2007

4.3 Right Angle Trigonometry

1-41 odd, 53-59 odd, 60, 73

August 27, 2007

4.3 Right Angle Trigonometry

1-41 odd, 53-59 odd, 60, 73

August 29, 2007

4.4 Trig Functions of Any Angle

1-87 odd

September 03, 2007

No Class (Labor Day)

 

September 05, 2007

4.2 The Unit Circle

1-69 odd, 81, 97

September 10, 2007

4.5 Graphs of Sine and Cosine

1-65 odd, 87, 87, 111

September 12, 2007

4.6 Graphs of Other Trig Functions

1, 3, 5, 13, 17, 25, 27, 29, 35

September 17, 2007

4.7 Inverse Trig Functions

1-67 odd, 93, 116

September 19, 2007

4.8 Applications of Trig Functions

1-33 odd, 49, 51, 55, 59, 71, 73

September 24, 2007

Help Session for Test 1

 

September 26, 2007

Test 1 (Chapter 4)

 

October 01, 2007

5.1 Verifying Trig Identities

1-31 odd, 45, 47

October 03, 2007

5.2 Sum and Difference Formulas

1-35 odd, 49, 57-63 odd, 95, 97

October 08, 2007

5.3 Double and Half Angle Formulas

1-25 odd, 39-57 odd, 79, 103

October 10, 2007

5.5 Trigonometric Equations

1-85 EOO, 87, 91, 147, 149, 151

October 15, 2007

6.1 Law of Sines

1-39 odd, 47, 49, 55, 57

October 17, 2007

6.2 Law of Cosines

1-27 odd, 31, 39, 47

October 22, 2007

Help Session for Test 2

 

October 24, 2007

Test 2 (5.1-5.3, 5.5, 6.1, 6.2)

 

October 29, 2007

6.3 Polar Coordinates

1-47 odd, 99, 101

October 31, 2007

6.4 Graphs of Polar Equations

1-31 odd, 45, 59-75 odd, 79, 89

November 05, 2007

6.5 Complex Numbers in Polar Form

1-69 EOO, 105

November 07, 2007

6.6 Vectors

1-53 EOO, 65-77 odd, 81, 83, 85

November 12, 2007

No class (Veteran's Day)

 

November 14, 2007

6.7 The Dot Product

1-27 odd, 33, 39, 45, 47, 53, 55, 57, 79

 

9.1 The Ellipse

1-45 EOO, 51, 57, 65, 67, 81

November 19, 2007

No class (Professional Development)

 

November 21, 2007

No class (Professional Development)

 

November 26, 2007

9.2 The Hyperbola

1-21 odd, 27, 29, 33, 37, 43, 57, 61, 79

November 28, 2007

9.3 The Parabola

1-45 EOO, 61, 63, 65, 67, 81

December 03, 2007

Help Session for test 3

 

December 3 is THE last day to withdraw.

December 05, 2007

Test 3 (6.3-6.7, 9.1-9.3)

 

December 10, 2007

Help Session for Final Exam

 

December 17, 2007

Comprehensive Final Exam 3:30 – 5:30 pm

 

This course outline and the dates established herein are tentative, and the instructor reserves the right to change them.

 

MY OFFICE HOUR SCHEDULE

2705 Martin Campus

Monday

9 - 10:55 am, 1 - 3 pm, 4:30 - 6 pm

Tuesday

11 am - 12 pm, 1 - 3 pm

Wednesday

9 - 10:55 am, 1 - 3 pm, 4:30 - 5 pm

Thursday

11 am - 12 pm, 1 - 5 pm

Friday

9 - 10:55 am

DUE DATES FOR COMPUTER HOMEWORK

4.1 - 4.8

September 24, 2007

5.1 - 6.2

October 22, 2007

6.3 - 9.3

December 5, 2007