MAT 1311.02, College Algebra (T/Th 8:00-9:15), Spring 2015

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1. Course Syllabus (for section 2 - T/Th 8:00)

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1Alg_Complete.pdfhttp://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/downloadfile.aspx?file=B,9,NText
2Alg_Complete_Practice.pdfhttp://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/downloadfile.aspx?file=B,9,PPractice Problems
3Alg_Complete_Solutions.pdfhttp://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/downloadfile.aspx?file=B,9,SSolutions

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4Complete Algebra Texthttp://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/Alg/Alg.aspxText
5Algebra Practice Problems with Solutionshttp://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Problems/Alg/Alg.aspxPractice Problems
6Alg_Complete_Solutions.pdfNot Needed (the solutions are available as you view link 5Solutions

Homework Assignments

---------------------------------------------------------------- HW0: R&S (Read and Study) pages 2-8 in the text. (All page numbers refer to the page number in the text itself, NOT to the pdf file page in your pdf viewer). Here is the link to the author's website. Due: Start of class, Thursday, 1/15 ---------------------------------------------------------------- HW1: Do Practice Problems 1-10 and this handout. Answers to the Additional Practice Problems R&S The Preliminaries-Rational Exponents section of the text. Due: Start of class, Tuesday, 1/20 ---------------------------------------------------------------- Here are some good links for extra practice with exponents. They are a little "kiddish" looking, but the content is very useful: Product Property Quotient Property Power Property Practice on any or all of our exponent Rules ---------------------------------------------------------------- HW2: Do Practice Problems - Rational Exponents #'s 1-10. (pages 7-8 in the pdf file) Additional Problems, #'s 1-25. (pages 7-9 in the pdf file) Solutions to the additional problems R&S Text - Radicals (pages 16-24 in the pdf file). Lecture notes for Tuesday's 1/22 class Due: Start of class, Thursday, 1/22 ---------------------------------------------------------------- HW3: On page 16 of our text, Do Example 1 a,b,c On page 17 of our text, Do Example 2 a-e On pages 17-19 of our text, Do Example 3 a-f Do problems 1-12 on this handout. (on the handout above, for each problem, cover the solution, do the problem and then check your answer) Due: Start of class, Tuesday, 1/27 Remember, our first quiz is coming up on Thursday 1/29! ---------------------------------------------------------------- HW4: Note that all of these homework problems are from the Polynomials Section of the Author's textbook/website! On the author's webpage (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Example 1 a,b Example 2 a-e Example 3 a-d On the practice-problems page (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1-9 (notice that the solutions are there also). On the additional-problems page (here), do problems 1-18. R&S the author's section on factoring polynomials (here). Due: Start of class, Thursday, 1/29 ---------------------------------------------------------------- Our first quiz over HW1-HW3 will be Thursday, 1/29 Remember to bring your study sheet Notice that for this first quiz, you may NOT use a calculator on the first page but you will be allowed to use it the rest of the quiz. --------------------------------------------------------------- HW5: Note that all of these homework problems are from the Factoring Polynomials Section of the Author's textbook/website! Good practice problems for multiplying binomials and factoring On the author's webpage (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Example 1 a,b,c,d Example 2 a,b,c On the practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1-6 (notice that the solutions are there also). On the additional-problems page (here), do problems 1-13. R&S the author's section on factoring polynomials (here). Due: Start of class, Tuesday, 2/3 --------------------------------------------------------------- Good Extra Practice Problems on Factoring: The author's webpage (section on factoring ), The following examples are all excellent practice problems: Examples 3a-g, 4a-b, 5a-c. If you have a copy of the recommended (but not required text), Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra, The following problems are excellent practice as well: Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra - Chapter 5 Factoring, Problems 5.2 a-j; 5.3 a-i; 5.4 a-j; 5.5 a-g --------------------------------------------------------------- HW6: On the factoring practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 7-18 (notice that the solutions are there also). On the additional-problems page Do problems 1-5,9,11,14-23. (Answers) Due: Start of class, Thursday, 2/5 ---------------------------------------------------------------- HW7: More on factoring: Practice Problems (here) #'s 16,17,18 Supplemental Problems (here) Do problems 36,37,38 (Solutions) Rational Expressions: Practice Problems (here) #'s 1-4 Assignment Problems (here) Do problems 1-10 (Solutions) Lecture notes for Tuesday's 2/5 class Due: Start of class, Tuesday, 2/10 --------------------------------------------------------------- Good Extra Practice Problems on Rational Expressions: The author's webpage (section on Rational Expressions), The following examples are all excellent practice problems: Examples 1a-c,2a. If you have a copy of the recommended (but not required) text, Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra, The following problems are excellent practice as well: Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra - Chapter 6 Fractions, Problems 6.1 a-h; 6.2a-d (page 44 in 3rd edition) --------------------------------------------------------------- HW8: Rational Expressions Practice Problems (here) Do problems 7-12. Rational Expressions Assignment Problems (here) Do problems 11-22. If you have a copy of the recommended (but not required) text, Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra, The following problems are excellent practice as well: Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra - Chapter 6 Fractions, Problems 6.3 a-h; 6.4 a-l; 6.5 a-h (pages 44-45 in 3rd edition) Lecture notes for Tuesday's 2/10 class --------------------------------------------------------------- Our second quiz over HW4-HW7 will be Thursday, 2/12 Remember to bring your study sheet and calculator (not a smart phone or tablet!) --------------------------------------------------------------- HW9: Complex Numbers Practice Problems (here) #'s 1-9 If you have a copy of the recommended (but not required) text, Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra, The following problems are excellent practice as well: Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra - Chapter 6 Fractions, Problems 9.1 a-m; 9.3 a-g; 9.4 a-j (pages 69-70 in 3rd edition) Due: Start of class, Tuesday, 2/17 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW10: Linear Equations. On the author's webpage (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Example 1 a,b,c,d Example 2 a,b On the practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1-6 (notice that the solutions are there also). On the additional-problems page (here), do problems 1-12. ( solutions ) If you have a copy of the recommended (but not required) text, Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra, The following problems are excellent practice as well: Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra - Chapter 6 Fractions, Problems 10.3 a,b,c; 10.12 a,b,c (pages 76-79 in 3rd edition) Due: Start of class, Thursday, 2/19 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW11: Linear Applications On the author's webpage (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Examples 1,2,3,4 On the practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1,2,9 (notice that the solutions are there also). On the additional-problems page (here), do problems 1,2,3,13,14. ( solutions (#'s 1-15) ) ( solutions (#'s 16-28) ) Due: Start of class, Tuesday, 2/24 --------------------------------------------------------------- Our third quiz over HW9-HW11 will be Thursday, 2/26 HW9: Be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide complex numbers HW10: Be able to solve any of the linear equation problems HW11: Be able to solve any of the linear application problems we worked as examples or assigned for homework. Remember to bring your study sheet and calculator (not a smart phone or tablet!) --------------------------------------------------------------- HW12: Quadratic Equations, Part 1 R&S the author's section on Quadratic Equations, Part 1 (pages 85-92) On the author's webpage (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Examples 1,2,3,4 On the practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1-16 (notice that the solutions are there also). On the additional-problems page (here), do problems 1-31. ( solutions ) If you have a copy of the recommended (but not required) text, Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra, The following problems are excellent practice as well: Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra - Chapter 6 Fractions, Problems 16.1 a-e; 16.2 a-f (pages 153-154 in 3rd edition) Lecture notes for Tuesday's 2/24 class Due: Start of class, Thursday, 2/26 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW13: Quadratic Equations, Part 2 R&S the author's section on Quadratic Equations, Part 2 (pages 93-103) On the author's webpage (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Example 3a-e On the practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 9-13 (notice that the solutions are there also). On the additional-problems page (here), do problems 7-26. ( solutions ) If you have a copy of the recommended (but not required) text, Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra, The following problems are excellent practice as well: Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra - Chapter 16 Quadratic Equations, Problems 16.6 a-d; 16.33 a-h (pages 155,163 in 3rd edition) Due: Start of class, Tuesday, 3/3 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW14: Quadratic Equations, part 3 and Equations Reducible to Quadratic Equations. On the author's webpage (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Example 4a,b On the author's webpage (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Example 1,2c,2d,3 On the practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1,4,5 (notice that the solutions are there also). On the additional-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1,4,7,8. ( solutions ) If you have a copy of the recommended (but not required) text, Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra, The following problems are excellent practice as well: Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra - Chapter 16 Quadratic Equations, Problems 16.19 a,b; 16.41 a-b (pages 160,164 in 3rd edition) Due: Start of class, Thursday, 3/5 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW15: Problem from our lab experiment: Katie though the baseball straight up outside and it took 3.1 seconds for the ball to reach the ground. The ball left her hand at a height of 4.75 feet. We know that the equation governing the height of the ball at any given time is this: s = -16*t^2 + v0 * t + h0 (where t is the number of seconds after the ball left her hand, h0 is the height of the ball when it left her hand, v0 is the initial velocity at which she threw the ball). Our questions for homework are these: 1) How fast did Katie throw the ball (what is v0)? 2) How high did the ball go? Due: Start of class, Tuesday, 3/10 --------------------------------------------------------------- Our fourth quiz over HW12-HW14 will be Thursday, 3/12 You should be able to solve any of the quadratic equations we worked in class, or in our text, or that we assigned for homework on HW12-HW14. Remember to bring your study sheet and calculator (not a smart phone or tablet!) --------------------------------------------------------------- HW16: Do this worksheet on quadratic applications. (solutions). Due: Start of class, Tuesday, 3/24 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW17: Linear Inequalities On the author's webpage (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Example 1 a,b; 2 a,b,c On the practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1,2,3,4,5,6 (notice that the solutions are there also). On the additional-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1-10. ( solutions ) Lecture notes for Tuesday's 3/24 class Due: Start of class, Thursday, 3/26 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW18: Polynomial and Rational Inequalities Polynomial Inequalities: On the author's webpage (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Example 1,2,3,4,5 On the practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1,2,3,4,5,6 (notice that the solutions are there also). On the additional-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1-13. ( solutions ) Rational Inequalities: On the author's webpage (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Example 1,2,3,4,5 On the practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1,2,3,4,5,6 (notice that the solutions are there also). On the additional-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1-13. ( solutions ) Lecture notes for Thursday's 3/26 class Due: Start of class, Thursday, 4/2 --------------------------------------------------------------- Our fifth quiz over HW15-HW17 will be Tuesday, 3/31 You should be able to do any of the quadratic application problems we worked on HW15 and 16 You should be able to solve any of the linear inequalities on HW 17 You should be able to do any problems we did in class, or from our text, or that we assigned for homework on HW15-HW17. Remember to bring your study sheet and calculator (not a smart phone or tablet!) --------------------------------------------------------------- HW19: Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities Absolute Value Equations: On the author's webpage (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Example 1,2,3 On the practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 (notice that the solutions are there also). On the additional-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1-10. ( solutions ) Absolute Value Inequalities: On the author's webpage (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Examples 1,2,3,4 On the practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 (notice that the solutions are there also). On the additional-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1-11. ( solutions ) Lecture notes for Thursday's 4/2 class Due: Start of class, Thursday, 4/2 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW20: Graphing Quadratic Equations (Parabolas) On the author's webpage (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Example 1a,1b,1c,2a,2b,2c,3a,3b On the practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 (notice that the solutions are there also). On the additional-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1-18. ( solutions ) Lecture notes for Tuesday's 4/7 class Due: Start of class, Thursday, 4/9 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW21: Graphing Circles On the author's webpage (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Example 1,2a,2b,2c,3a,3b On the practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 (notice that the solutions are there also). On the additional-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1-17. ( solutions ) Lecture notes for Tuesday's 4/7 class Due: Start of class, Thursday, 4/9 --------------------------------------------------------------- Our sixth and last quiz over HW18-HW21 will be Thursday, 4/16 You should be able to do any of the polynomial inequality problems we worked on HW18 (There won't be any of the Rational Inequalities on the quiz) You should be able to solve any of the absolute value equations or inequalities on HW 19 You should be able to do any problems we did in class, or from our text, or that we assigned for homework on HW15-HW17. You should be able to do any of the graphing parabola problems from HW20 You should be able to do any of the graphing circle problems from HW21 Remember to bring your study sheet and calculator (not a smart phone or tablet!) --------------------------------------------------------------- HW22: Graphs and Equations of Lines On the author's webpage (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Example 1a,b,c,d,2,3a,3b,4 On the practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1-11 (notice that the solutions are there also). On the additional-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1-24. ( solutions ) Lecture notes for Tuesday's 4/14 class Due: Start of class, Thursday, 4/16 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW23: Linear Applications Do the problems on this handout. Lecture notes for Thursday's 4/16 class Due: Start of class, Tuesday, 4/21 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW24: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions On the author's webpage, be able to do the following examples: Logarithmic Functions, Example 4a,b,c,d Exponential Equations, Example 2a,b,c,d,e On the practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Logarithm Problems 1-6 (notice that the solutions are there also). On the practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Exponential Equations 5-9 (notice that the solutions are there also). Lecture notes for Tuesday's 4/21 class Due: Start of class, Thursday, 4/23 --------------------------------------------------------------- Finance Formula Formula Practice Links: Formula 1: Compound Interest Formula 2: Continuously Compounded Interest Formula 3: Future Value of an Annuity Due (Retirement accounts) Formula 4: Loan Payments --------------------------------------------------------------- HW25: Finance Formula Problems 1 Financial Formulas Handout Do problems 1-18 on this handout . Lecture notes for Thursday's 4/23 class Due: Start of class, Tuesday, 4/21 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW26: Finance Formula Problems 2 Financial Formulas Handout Do problems 16-25 on this handout . Lecture notes for Tuesday's 4/28 class Due: Start of class, Thursday, 4/30 --------------------------------------------------------------- Final Exam Material: 1) Be able to use the equation of a line formulas and slope formulas from HW22. Specifically, make sure you can write the equation of a line parallel or perpendicular to a given line. 2) Be able to do a linear applications problem (HW23). 3) Be able to do simple exponential and logarithmic evaluations and solve exponential equations (HW24). 4) Be able to use the Financial Formulas Handout (which you may bring to the final) to solve financial planning problems like those in HW25 and HW26. You may bring your financial formulas handout and 4 pages of study notes (8.5x11" - front and back). --------------------------------------------------------------- The final exam for MAT1311.02 (the T/Th 8:00 - 9:15 section) is on Thursday (May 7th) from 10:00 - Noon am in this room. Bring your calculator (NOT a phone, ipad, android, or other internet capable device) and your study sheets. The final exam for MAT1311.04 (the T/Th 11:40 - 12:55 section) is on Wednesday from 3:15 - 5:15 in this room. Bring your calculator (NOT a phone, ipad, android, or other internet capable device) and your study sheets.



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