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San José State University Mathematics Department Instructor: Dr. Trisha Bergthold Office location: MacQuarrie Hall 415 Telephone: 924-5438 (leave message) Email: (best way to reach me) Office hours: MWF 7:00-7:30 a.m. in CL 234 MW 10:45-11:15 a.m. in MH 415 TTh 7:30-8:30 a.m. in MH 415 Class days/time: MWF 7:30-8:50 a.m. through M 5/12/08 MWF 9:00-10:20 a.m. through M 5/12/08 School Holidays M 3/24 to F 3/28 Spring Break (no office hours) M 3/31 Cesar Chavez Day (campus closed) Classroom: Clark Building 234 Prerequisites: Satisfaction of ELM requirement AND Satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Exam, or a grade of "C-" or higher in MATH 8, or a score of 550 or higher on the Mathematics Section of the SAT, or a score of 23 or higher on the ACT GE/SJSU Studies Category B4 Note: Courses that meet Areas R, S, and V of SJSU Studies must be taken from three different departments, or distinct academic units. Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging Copies of the course syllabus and major assignment sheets may be found on my faculty web page accessible through the quick links/faculty web page links on the SJSU home page after the first week of classes. You are responsible for regularly checking with the new messaging system through MySJSU. This will be used for updates, etc. You may not reply to this message, use my email address (above) for questions and concerns. Course Description and Goals Math 19 is a course designed to prepare you for calculus. We will study polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions from an advanced perspective. We will analyze these functions numerically, symbolically, and graphically, using graphing technology, as appropriate. We will see how these functions are used to model real-life situations and how they can be viewed as members of “function families”. Families of conic sections will also be investigated. 5 units Student Learning Objectives GE/SJSU Studies Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: (1) use mathematical methods to solve quantitative problems, including those presented in verbal form (2) use mathematics to solve real life problems (3) arrive at conclusions based on numerical and graphical data To meet these GE learning objectives students should learn how to use their knowledge of functions in modeling and solving applied problems. Students should become familiar with the many different ways of describing a function (table of numbers, graph, algebraic formula, and the dependence of one quantity on another) and how these representations can be used to model and analyze applied problems involving quantities, which vary. Students should become familiar with the properties of the functions that are encountered in precalculus and be able to use this knowledge to find the appropriate function to model and analyze the various kinds of applied problems that can be represented using these functions.
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