Algebra and Trigonometry and Their Applications

Math 148 (call number 40160-9)

Winter Quarter, 2008

Instructor: Sergei Chmutov

Classes: Monday, Wedsday, Friday 8:00-9:05 a.m. at M-2.


TEXTBOOK: Contemporary College Algebra and Trigonometry (2007-2008), by Thomas W. Hungerford. Custom Version The Ohio State University.
You should read sections of the book before they are studied in class.

CALCULATORS: A graphing calculator is a required component of this course. Texas Instruments TI-83 (or TI-83+) would be the best choice. Note: TI-89, TI-92, or any calculator that uses a Computer Algebra System is not allowed.

Homework: There will be daily assignments. Your solutions will not be collected. I encourage you to work with your classmates on the assignments.

Tests and quizzes: Every Friday will be a test or a quiz. On the quiz you may use any material in you own handwriting, including class notes and assignment solutions.
There will be two midterms and one final exams. You may use your calculator. You may not use your text, notes, or solutions to assignments. Except for extraordinary reasons, you must take the examinations at the scheduled times.

MIDTERM I Friday, February 1. MIDTERM II Friday, February 29.
FINAL EXAM Monday, March 10, 6:00-7:48 pm

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE: Each quiz will be graded out of 50 points. The lowest grade will be dropped and the average of the remaining quiz scores will be the total quiz grade.

Quizzes 50 Midterms 2x100 Final exam 150 TOTAL 400

A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D
90 87 83 80 77 73 70 67 63 60

Tentative daily schedule

HW 15. Similar triangles