Martin Flashman's Courses - Math 115 Spring, '99

MATH 115 Algebra and Elementary Functions

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Spring, 1999    Math 115    Problem Assignments Last updated:
Assignments and recommended problems
Section                          Problems (*= interesting but optional)
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P.1 (Numbers)  1-9 odd; 13-25 odd; 29, 30; 47-51 odd; 71-74; 81-85 odd; 97-113 odd
P.5 (Equations) (i) 1-5 odd; 7-10; 15, 18, 21, 24, 27,... 36, 39;41-51odd
(ii) 57-63 odd; 71-81 odd; 84, 85, 87,89,91,93; 123, 124
P.6 (Inequalities)(i) 1-19 odd; 21,24,27,30,33, 36; 37-44; 57, 59, 61,62
(ii) 63-75 odd;,85-88; 91-93; 101,102

P.8 (2 dim'l data)1-21 odd; 26-28; 31,32; 35,36;46-48

1.1 (graphs/eq'ns)(i) 1-7odd; 9-12; 92(a,b)
(symm./circles) (ii) 23-27 odd;29,30;33-38; 39-45odd; 69-71;*75,79,81
1.3 (functions)       (i)1-9, 23, 24, 25-33 odd, 37-40 also draw mapping figure for 37-40 (see handout)
(ii) 43- 60 odd; 61- 64; 71, 72, 74,76; 79, 81, 85
1.4 (more)            1-11 odd, 19-22 (a only);47-53 odd; 57-59

P.2                      1,4,7,10,... ,70, 107
3.1 (298-300)     (i) 1-6, 15-20
(301-304)     (ii) 21-26 (we will discuss these further in lab on Tuesday)
(iii) 29, 37
(iv) 47-49, 51; 35, 36; 57, 61
(v)59, 63
3.2 (310-311) (i) 1-6; 9-14; 19-27; 31-34
(ii) 7,8,15-17, 29,30,35-39;45-50; 71, 72, 78
3.3                 (i) 19, 22, 25,..., 37; 41, 44, 47,  59
(ii) 3-17odd; 49-58; 69-79 odd; 89
3.4                 (i) 1- 9 odd
(ii) 11-19 odd; 27,30,...,45; 55-61 odd
(iii) 85-92
3.5                 (i) 7-13,21; 25-27; 31-37 odd, 45; 57, 59; 74

4.3                 (i) 1-8( sin , cos, tan only); 37;57-60
(ii) 1-8( csc, sec, cot only);  9-11; 19,20; 38-42; 61-64; 65, 67,69
4.4                 (i)  1-7 odd; 13-15, 19; 35-38; 43-45;53-55;75-77,83
4.1                 5-14; 25-32;39-46; 71-73
6.1                 (i) 1-4,7,8,26
(ii)  5,6, 13,14,17-20; 29,33,39,40
6.2                 (i) 1-5, 8, 9,10,23,26,31,33
(ii) 7, 14,15, 17, 28, 37

4.2                 1-21 odd; 31-35; 45- 51; 59, 60
4.5                 1-21 odd;  31-37 odd; 49, 51
61-64; 69-76;83-86
4.6                 1-8; 55-58
9-17,21,27,31-35,65, 67, 69, 79, 80
4.7                 Warm-ups..1-10.
1-25 odd; 35-39; 45-57 odd,83
71-75;85-88
4.8                 3,13, 19,25, 27,49, 51

5.3                 5-27 odd, 65
5.1 Read p 458  2,5,7,8; warmup 1-4; 19-24;31-39 odd; 71,73,75
5.2                     1-15
16-30
30-45
5.4                      7-19 odd;21-24; 31-34;47-52; *78
5.5 read 493-498 1-4;9,11,23,35-37,45,47,103

2.1                   1-8; 9-21 odd;37-41 odd,43-45;47;51;53
2.5                   1,4,7,10,13,..., 49; 65-71 odd
2.1                   61,63,65,67
2.2                   1-8, 9; 27-36;43,47-52;*78
2.7                   1-12

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Spring, 1999                              COURSE INFORMATION                     M.FLASHMAN
MATH 115: ALG. AND ELEM. FUNCTIONS
OFFICE: Library 48     E-MAIL: flashman@axe.humboldt.edu        PHONE:826-4950
WWW: http://www.humboldt.edu/~mef2/
Hours             AND BY APPOINTMENT or by CHANCE!
PREREQUISITE: Math code 40 (or better) or permission.

TEXT: Precalculus Mathematics, 4 th Ed. by Larson & Hostetler (Houghton Mifflin, 1997)

SCOPE: We will cover topics primarily from the preliminaries and chapters 1-6 in L/H. Supplementary materials will be provided as appropriate.

TESTS and ASSIGNMENTS:  Homework assignments are made regularly and should be passed in on the due date.  Work is graded Acceptable/Unacceptable with problems to be redone.

Redone work should be returned for grading promptly.  These assignments will be discussed in class on a daily basis and the quizzes will have similar problems.
During the semester there will be two special "team" assignments which I will grade (numerically).

There  will  be  eight  quizzes  (15-30 minutes)  usually  given on Thursdays.
The final examination for the course will be comprehensive and will be held Tursday, August 13th during class time.
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Students wishing to schedule an earlier final examination may request an alternate time no later than Monday, May 3rd.
MAKE-UP TESTS WILL NOT BE GIVEN EXCEPT FOR VERY SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES!
It is the student's responsibility to request a makeup promptly, especially for  especially for unauthorized absence.

*** DAILY ATTENDANCE SHOULD BE A HABIT***
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GRADES: Final grades will be determined from the total number of points accumulated as follows:

Quizzes 1-7    best 6 scores          600
Quiz 8                                          100
Homework                                     50
Team Assignments                        100
Final Exam                                    250
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Total Available Points                  1100

MORE THAN 4 ABSENCES MAY RESULT
IN A LOWER FINAL GRADE FOR POOR ATTENDENCE.
** Students wishing to be graded with either CR or NC should make this request to the Adm & Rec office in writing.
See the Summer Session course list for a full list of relevant days.

COMPUTERS:  During this course the computer will be used for some problems. For this  purpose, we will meet in Science D 017, a PC-computer lab, when announced, at the regularly scheduled hours.  We will use WinPlot,  X(PLORE), a powerful and friendly system designed to help learn calculus with the computer, and Geometer's Sketchpad. You will need one 3 1/2" disc on which you can  keep your own work. WinPlot is freeware and can be obtained from me or over the internet. A version of X(PLORE) is available at the bookstore for  MAC based PC's along with the PC version we will use.

Graphing Calculators: Graphing calculators are welcome and highly recommended. If you would like to purchase one or have one already, let me know. I try to help those with their own technology when possible during office hours or by appointment (not in class). I will use the HPG for some in-class work though most graphing calculators will be able to do much of this work. Supplementary materials will be distributed if needed. [HP48G's will be available for students to borrow for the term by arrangement with the Math department.]