College Algebra (MATH 131 A)

Spring 2014


Instructor:   Dr. Seongchun (Michelle) Kwon
e-mail:   kwonseon at hotmail dot com
Office:   Nursing and Health Sciences 133
Office hours:   10:00-11:00AM on MWR and 10:00-12:00 AM on T or by appointment
Class hours:   9:00 AM-9:50 AM at Miller Hall 112



Course Basic Information, Resources and Downloads

Syllabus;     Tentative Schedule;     Learning Objectives Lab Sheet
Textbook: College Algebra by Ron Larson, 8th edition Final Exam: May 6 (Tuesday) 8:00-10:00

Lecture Notes and Video Resources

Course Progress, Problems and Solutions
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Suggested Progress and Exam Dates

Date Progress
Jan 15 - Jan 18 Introduction
1.1. Graphs of Equations
Jan 19 - Jan 25 1.2. Linear Equations in One Variable
1.3. Modeling with Linear Equations
Jan 26 Feb 1 1.4. Quadratic Equations and Applications
1.5. Complex Numbers
Feb 2 Feb 8 1.6. Other Types of Equations
1.7. Linear Inequalities in One Variable
Feb 9 Feb 15 1.8. Other Types of Inequalities
2.1. Linear Equations in Two Variables
Feb 16 Feb 18 Review for the Exam 1
Feb 19(W) Exam 1( Range: 1.1.- 2.1)
Feb 20- Mar 1 2.2. Functions
2.3. Analyzing Graphs of Functions
Mar 2 Mar 8 2.5. Transformations of Functions
2.6. Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions
Mar 9 Mar 15 Spring Break
Mar 16 Mar 22 2.7. Inverse Functions
3.1. Quadratic Functions and Models
Mar 23 Mar 29 3.2. Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree
3.3. Polynomial and Synthetic Division
Mar 30- Apr 5 3.4. Zeros of Polynomial Functions
4.1. Rational Functions and Asymptotes
Exam 2 Review
Apr 7(M) Exam 2 ( Range: 2.2.-4.1) at Miller Hall 112
Apr 8 Apr 12 5.1. Exponential Functions and Their Graphs
Apr 13- Apr 19 5.2. Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs
5.3. Properties of Logarithms
Apr 20 Apr 26 5.4. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Apr 27 May 3 Review 4.1. 5.4.
May 6(T) Final Exam 8:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. ( Exam range: 1.1.-5.4) at Miller Hall 112