College Algebra (MATH 131 A)

Spring 2013


Instructor:   Dr. Seongchun (Michelle) Kwon
e-mail:   kwonseon at hotmail dot com
Office:   Miller Science Center 103-C
Office hours:   10:00- 11:00 AM on MWF and 3:00- 4:00 PM on TTR or by appointment
Class hours:   TTR 10:30 AM-11:50 AM at Sharp Academic Center 3228



Text:    Fundamental of College Algebra( ISBN 0-534-42086-9 ),   Authors:Swokowski;Cole,   Publisher: Brooks/Cole

Materials covered:    applications of linear and quadratic equations; solving inequalities; solving inequalities, including quadratic inequalities; graphing equations; graphs of functions; combining functions and finding inverse functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; polynomial functions; and systems of equations.



Final Exam:  April 29 (Monday)   1:00 3:00 AM



Supplemental Instructor: Cassie Tye
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00-12:00 located in the ARC(Acacemic Resource Center) in Centennial Hall
SI sessions: Monday 2:00-3:00, Tuesday 12:00-1:00 and Friday form 2:00-3:00 in Centennial Hall
E-mail: cassie.tye@unionky.edu




  • Syllabus;     Tentative Schedule
  • Suggested Problems



     

                                          Progress, Problems and Solutions

    Date Progress Problems,Solutions
    Jan 8 T Introduction
    Jan 10 TR 1.1. Real Numbers Group Quiz
    Jan 15 T 1.2. Exponents and Radicals Quiz
    Jan 17 TR 1.3. Algebraic Expressions Group Quiz ( Solution )
    Jan 22 T 1.4. Fractional Expressions Group Quiz
    Jan 24 TR 1.4. Fractional Expressions: If you still have difficulties in adding rational expressions, then you can watch Kahn Academy's video clip. Quiz
    Jan 29 T 2.1. Equations, 2.3. Quadratic Equations (Solving quadratic equation by factoring) Group Quiz ( Solution )
    Jan 31 TR 2.3. Quadratic Equations ( Quadratic formula ) Quiz ( Solution )
    Feb 5 T 2.4. Complex Numbers Group Quiz
    Feb 7 TR 2.4. Complex Numbers, 2.6. Inequalities Quiz
    Feb 12 T 2.6. Inequalities, Review for the exam Review for the Exam 1
    Feb 14 TR Exam 1 ( Click here if you want to see the test problems last semester in the same course to get more practice problems.) Exam 1 ( Solution )
    Feb 19 T 3.1. Rectangular Coordinate System, 3.2. Graphs of Equations
    Feb 21 TR 3.2. Graphs of Equations, 3.3. Lines Mini-Make-Up Exam
    Feb 26 T 3.3. Lines, 3.4. Definition of Functions Group Quiz ( Solution )
    Feb 28 TR 3.4. Definition of Functions
    Mar 5 T 3.5. Graphs of functions Group Quiz
    Mar 7 TR 3.6. Quadratic functions Quiz ( Solution )
    Mar 12, 14 Spring Break
    Mar 19 T 3.7. Operation on functions Group Quiz
    Mar 21 TR 4.1. Polynomial Functions of Degree Greater than 2 Quiz
    Mar 26 T 4.1. Polynomial Functions of Degree Greater than 2, Selected topics from 4.2. Properties of Division, 4.3. Zeros of polynomials Group Quiz
    Mar 28 TR 4.4. Complex and Rational Zeros of Polynomials, 5.1. Inverse Functions, Review for the Exam 2 Review for the Exam 2 ( Solution )
    Apr 2 T Assessment Day ( No day classes )
    Apr 4 TR Exam 2( Exam Range: 3.1.-4.4. ): Click here to get more practice problems. Exam 2 ( Solution )
    Apr 9 T 5.1. Inverse Functions, 5.2. Exponential Functions Group Quiz
    Apr 11 TR 5.3. Natural Exponential Function, 5.4. Logarithmic Functions Mini-Make-Up Exam
    Apr 16 T 5.4. Logarithmic Functions, 5.5. Properties of Logarithms Group Quiz ( Solution )
    Apr 18 TR 5.6. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations Group Quiz
    Apr 23 T 4.5. Rational Functions( Finding asymptotes)
    Apr 29 M Final Exam ( Comprehensive Exam: 1-3 A.M. ) Please review with the last semester's Final Exam( Solution ) as well as this semester's midterm exams and quizzes. Final Exam