MAT 1311.02, College Algebra, Spring 2011

Good Links

1. Course Syllabus (Section 02, TTh 8:00)

2. Course Syllabus (Section 04, TTh 9:30)

3. Class Outline

4. List of Powers of Several Small Integers

5. Some Calculator Recommendations

6. Excellent algebra helper program for Windows systems

7. Eigenmath Documentation

8. Some Real-Life Applications Where College Algebra is Used

9. Good website with practice on exponents and simplifying polynomial expressions

10. A good link for help with solving equations

11. Another good link on solving equations. This site has a lot of examples. Look through them to find the ones we are doing that give you trouble

12. Advice to students on the proper way to prepare for a quiz or exam

13. More advice to students on the proper way to prepare for a quiz or exam

14. Grade Estimator

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Homework Assignments

HW0: R&S Sections 0.1-0.3 Due: Start of class on Tues, 1/13 --------------------------------------------- HW1: Section 0.2, Exercises 13-23, 27-41 odd; Section 0.3 Exercises 1-45 odd; R&S 0.4 Due: Start of class on Tues, 1/18 Problems from the text Here is a webpage with some simple exponent practice problems --------------------------------------------- HW2: Section 0.4, Exercises 1-45 odd; R&S 0.5 Due: Start of class on Thurs, 1/20 We will take Quiz 1 over sections 0.2, 0.3 and 0.4 on Thursday (1/20). Remember to bring your study sheet and calculator! Simplifying Radicals (section 0.4) usually strikes everyone as hard to get a handle on! Here are several links to internet sites that offer further explanation, examples, and practice problems. Give them a try if you are having problems! Try them in the order given below. If you decide you are not getting anything from one site, try the next one! Remember that there may be slightly different lessons being illustrated from the specific problems we did in class. If a problem on one of these sites doesn't look anything like your assigned homework problems, skip it and go on to the next example or problem. Good luck! Simplifying Radicals - Site 1 Simplifying Radicals - Site 2 Simplifying Radicals - Site 3 --------------------------------------------- HW3: Section 0.5 13-35,59-63 Due: Start of class on Tues, 1/25 --------------------------------------------- HW4: Section 0.5 Problems 51,53; Section 0.6 Problems 1,3,19,33,39 Due: Start of class on Thurs, 1/27 --------------------------------------------- HW5: Section 0.6, Exercises 5-43,51,55 odd problems only; R&S 0.7 Due: Start of class on Tues, 9/14 Good web-page with explanations of and examples of factoring --------------------------------------------- HW6: Section 0.7 Exercises 1-21 odd; No Quiz today (Thurs, 2/3) due to our missed class on Tuesday Due: Start of class on Tues, 2/8 --------------------------------------------- HW6: Section 0.7b, Exercises 23-39 odd; R&S 1.1 Due: Start of class on Tues, Tues, 2/8 We will take Quiz 2 over sections 0.5 and 0.6 on Tuesday (2/8). Remember to bring your study sheet and calculator! --------------------------------------------- HW7: Section 1.1 1-15 Due: Start of class on Tues, 2/10 --------------------------------------------- HW8: Section 1.1 19-39; R&S 1.2 & 1.3 Due: Start of class on Tues, 2/15 --------------------------------------------- HW9: Section 1.2 5-15, 33, 37a, 37b; Section 1.3 1-11 Due: Start of class on Thurs, 2/17 We will take Quiz 3 over sections 0.7 and 1.1 today (2/17). Remember to bring your study sheet and calculator! --------------------------------------------- HW10: Section 1.3 19-47, plus handout problems; R&S 1.5 Due: Start of class on Tues, 2/21 --------------------------------------------- HW11: Section 1.3 43,45,47, Problems 1 and 2 below: Problem 1: I am curious about how passing out door flyers impacts my lawn care business. One month I passed out 400 flyers and serviced 28 lawns. Another month I passed out 1000 flyers and serviced 43 lawns. a) How many lawns can I expect to service if I pass out 2000 flyers this month? b) If I want to service only 20 lawns this month, how many flyers should I pass out? Problem 2: If a doctor had 50 flu patients in a week when the city had a level 5 warning for the flu virus and he had 60 flu patients when the city had a level 6 warning, answer each question: a) How many flu patients can he expect with a level 3 warning? b) What would the warning level be if he had 100 patients? Due: Start of class on Thurs, 2/24 We will take Quiz 4 over section 1.3 today (2/24). Remember to bring your study sheet and calculator! --------------------------------------------- HW12: Section 1.5 5-21; Due: Start of class on Tues, 3/1 --------------------------------------------- HW13: Section 1.5 27-31; Due: Start of class on Thurs, 3/3 Good materials to study for the review would be your quizzes you have taken. Make sure you can do any problem on any quiz. You could also re-do any of the assigned homework problems. Finally, try some of the problems listed below. They are all similar to problems you may see on the Midterm Exam. Chapter Review - Chapter 0, pgs 51-53 problems 11-40, 45-60, 63-73, 76-83 Chapter Review - Chapter 1, pgs 132-133 problems 1-10, 27-37, 44-50 (Note that answers are provided in the back of the text for both odd and even problems on the Chapter Reviews!) We will take our Mid-Term Exam on Tuesday, 3/8 --------------------------------------------- HW14: Section 2.1 5-29, 41 Due: Start of Class on Tue, 3/22 --------------------------------------------- HW15: Section 2.2 7-11,17,19,31,35,37,39 Due: Start of Class on Thur, 3/24 --------------------------------------------- HW16: Section 2.2 27,35 (find the maximum profit and break-even points and draw the graph); Section 3.1 9,13-27; R&S 3.2 Our next quiz will be on Thursday, 3/31 over 2.2 and 3.1. --------------------------------------------- HW17: Section 3.2 1-17, 23-31 odd ; Due: Start of Class on Thur, 3/31 Lecture notes from Tuesday, 3/29 Good link for practice at multiplying matrices - practice problems are about half-way down the webpage Good Site for how to multiply matrices on a TI calculator Youtube video on multiplying matrices on a TI calculator We will take Quiz 5 over sections 2.2 and 3.1 today (3/31). Remember to bring your study sheet and calculator! --------------------------------------------- HW18: Section 3.3 13-17, 25-33 odd; R&S 3.4 Due: Start of Class on Tue, 4/5 --------------------------------------------- HW19: Section 3.4 15,17,19,33,35 Due: Start of Class on Thur, 3/24 Good web page for checking your work on the Gaussian Elimination method Good web page with instructions on how to use your TI-83 or 84 to work with matrices Excellent Web Page for Checking Your Work With Elementary Row Operations! We will take Quiz 6 over sections 3.3 and 3.4a today (3/31). Remember to bring your study sheet and calculator! --------------------------------------------- HW20: Section 3.4 5,7,9,29,31,58; R&S 5.1 & 2. Lecture notes on Section 3.4b from Thursday, Apr 7th. Due: Start of Class on Tue, 4/12 --------------------------------------------- HW21: Section 5.1 1,3,29,31,33,35 Details on problem 58, page 259 in the text. Lecture Notes from 4/14 Due: Start of Class on Thurs, 4/14 --------------------------------------------- HW22: Handout problems 7-39 odd; Section 6.2 9-13 odd; R&S 6.3 Logarithms Handout Problems (for those not in class Thursday) Logarithms Handout Problem Answers We will take Quiz 7 over sections 3.4 (problems 29 and 31), 5.1 and the logs handout on Tuesday (4/19). Remember to bring your study sheet and calculator! Due: Start of Class on Tue, 4/19 --------------------------------------------- HW23: Section 6.2 17,19,21,25,31,37,39,45 Compound Interest Calculator Page Continuous Interest Calculator Page Lecture Notes from 4/21 Due: Start of Class on Thurs, 4/21 --------------------------------------------- HW24: Section 6.3 1,7,9,19,21 Future Value of an Ordinary Annuity Page Future Value of an Annuity Due Page Present Value of an Ordinary Annuity Page Present Value of an Annuity Due Page Due: Start of Class on Tue, 4/26 --------------------------------------------- HW25: Loan Questions Handout Annuity Problems Handout Due: Start of Class on Thurs, 4/28 Future Value of an Ordinary Annuity Page Present Value of an Ordinary Annuity Page Future Value of an Annuity Due Page Present Value of an Annuity Due Page Loan Payments Calculator Page --------------------------------------------- A key to quiz 6 A key to quiz 7 All of our Finance Formulas for Chapter 6 Note: On all emails for this course, start the subject line out with MAT1311, followed by whatever else is appropriate. Emails without this subject line formatting may not be accepted! Final Exam - Some Good Review Problems: 1) Chapter 3 Review (pp 273-276): #'s 29, 31, 32; Section 3.4 #'s 29, 31 2) Chapter 5.1; Logs Handout from HW 22; 3) Problems from HW 23, 24, 25; 4) Chapter 6 Review (pp 458-461) #'s 23,24,25,26,27,32,33,34,34,35,37,38,55,58,60 5) Chapter 6 Test (pp 461-462) 1,6,8,11,17 You could also review any problmes from quiz 5, 6 and 7.

The final exam for our TTh 8:00 course (MAT1311.02) is Thursday, May 5th from 7:45 - 9:45 am.

The final exam for our TTh 9:30 course (MAT1311.04) is Tuesday, May 3rd from 3:15 - 5:15 pm.



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