SYLLABUS
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. OK
Fall 2011
College Algebra
Math 1513
Section 027
Call # 12376
Day and Time:
Tuesday, Thursday
10:30 – 11:45
Agricultural Hall 002
Instructor:
Naomi French
Office: MCSC 511
Office Hours:
Tuesday, Thursday
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Office phone: (405) 744- 1800
e-mail:
nfrench@math.okstate.edu
Course Web Page:
oc.okstate.edu
Syllabus Attachment:
OSU has compiled useful information that applies to all classes at
http://academicaffairs.okstate.edu/images/documents/sylatfa.pdf
This website includes add/drop/withdrawal dates, university holidays, accommodations for students with
disabilities, academic resources, and much more.
A copy of the Syllabus Attachment is attached to this class
syllabus.
COURSE DESCRIPTION
College Algebra Prerequisite(s): Two years of high school algebra or intermediate algebra. Quadratic equations,
functions and graphs, inequalities, systems of equations, exponential and logarithmic functions,
theory of equations. No credit for those with prior credit in 1715 or any mathematics course for
which 1513 is a prerequisite.
REQUIRED TEXTBOOK
The textbook package for the course which consists of the textbook , College Algebra
Graphs and Models
, 4
th
edition,
M.
Bittinger,
J. Beecher,
D. Ellenbogen and
J. Penna,
Addison Wesley Longman, 2009 and the
manual
Graphing Calculator Manual
by J. Penna, 2009.
REQUIRED SUPPLIES
Graphing calculator, TI-83 Plus is recommended, textbook, paper,
pencil
, graph paper, ruler.
You may check
out a TI-83/TI-83 Plus graphing calculator from the Mathematics Department (401 MS) for use during the
semester while the supply lasts; there is NO charge.
COURSE OBJECTIVES
After completion of college algebra, the student will be able to:
1.
Apply analytical reasoning and problem solving techniques to mathematical situations.
2.
Solve linear, quadratic, rational and radical equations and linear, quadratic and rational inequalities .
3.
Identify and work with functions, including identifying the domain and range of a function, operations
with functions, zeros of functions, composition of functions.
4.
Graph linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, rational, absolute value, logarithmic and piece-wise
defined functions.
5.
Understand and use exponential and logarithmic functions.
6.
Graph linear equations, circles, parabolas, ellipses and hyperbolas in the Cartesian coordinate system.
7.
Solve systems of equations by substitution, elimination and by using matrices
ATTENDANCE
Regular attendance and active participation in class is very important to your success in this class.
It is difficult
and sometimes impossible to succeed in a college course without regular attendance.
To benefit from attending