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Proposed Course Outline - Algebra and Trigonometry

# Proposed Course Outline - Algebra and Trigonometry

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PROPOSED COURSE OUTLINE
Instructor: Arlan Rodrigoe-mail:arlan_rodrigo@rocketmail.com
Course Number:
Math 17
Course Title:
COLLEGE ALGEBRA and TRIGONOMETRY
Course Credit:
5
Course Requirements:
5 Long Exams = 2/3 of Final Grade1 Final Exam = 1/3 of Final GradeAttendance, Participation, Quizzes, Homework (Bonus points for Exams)
60%
Consultation Hours:
By appointment (send me an e-mail)
Main Reference:
Modern Algebra and Trigonometry Third Edition (Vance)
Course Objectives:
At the end of the course, the student is expected to know the basic concepts of College Algebra andTrigonometry. In particular, the student is expected to know the following:
Basic concepts in Set Theory
Simplifying and solving algebraic expressions and algebraic equations
Problem-solving using algebraic equations
The Geometry of Real Numbers, The Cartesian Plane, The Circle
Relations and Functions and differentiate them from each other
Topics in Linear and Quadratic Functions
Topics in Polynomial Functions
The concept of inverse functions including its relationship with the original function
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions including compound interest
Matrices and Determinants including solving systems of linear equations using Cramer’s Rule
The Circular Functions
Inverse Circular Functions
Graphs and Applications of Circular Functions
The Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines and problem-solving involving Oblique Triangles
Complex Numbers and Vectors
Powers and roots of Complex Numbers
Exams:
There will be 5 written Long Exams with a cumulative weight of 2/3 of the Final Grade. Aside fromthis, a Final Exam will be given at the end of the semester and this will make up 1/3 of the Final Grade. The passing grade at the end of the semester is 60%. Standard college rules will be used in determining the FinalGrade to be marked in the grading sheet.
Exemption from the Final Exam:
If the student has obtained an average of 80% or higher for the 5 Long Exams, he/she can opt not totake the Final Exam. If he/she does so, then the Final Grade will be the average for the 5 Long Exams.

Attendance, Participation, Quizzes, Homework:
Extra Bonus points or percentage points will be given to students who have a good attendance. PointsEarned from quizzes and homework also have their corresponding merit in the Examinations. Please refer tothe table at the end for more information.
Class Policy:
1.If a student is late for more than 15 minutes for a particular class period, then he will be markedabsent for that period.2.There will be no make-up for missed quizzes and unsubmitted homework or homework submitted past the deadline.3.If a student misses a Long Exam for a valid reason (requires documentation), then he/she must takethe Final Exam and the grade for the missed Long Exam will be the grade of the Final Exam. If astudent misses a second Long Exam, then it is automatically ZERO regardless of the reason. Astudent who misses an exam for an invalid reason will have a grade of ZERO for that exam.4.Cheating, in any form, including copying homework will not be tolerated.
COURSE OUTLINEMeeting No.TopicReference/sQuizHomewor
1
Self-Introduction by the teacher and the students,discussion of class policies, Overview of the subject /History of algebraWikipedia / other externalsources
2
Sets and basic notation, subsets and counting,operations on setsVance ( pages 2 – 15 )
YES3
Algebra of Counting Numbers ( Axioms ), Integersand FactorizationsVance ( pages 17 – 24 )
YES4
Integers and Factorizations, Multiplicative Inversesand Division, Rational and Irrational Real NumbersVance ( pages 24 – 33 )
YES5
Algebraic Expressions ( Addition, Subtraction,Multiplication, Division )Vance ( pages 36 – 44 )
YES6
Synthetic Division, Special Products ( Factors andFactoring ), Simplification of FractionsVance ( pages 45 – 53 )
YES7
Operations on Fractions ( Addition, Subtraction,Multiplication, Division )Vance ( pages 54 – 58 )
YES8
Exponents ( Integral and Rational ), Introduction toRadicalsVance ( pages 58 – 64 )
YES9
Multiplication and Division of Radicals, ( shortreview plus QUIZ )Vance ( pages 65 – 69 )
YESYES10
The Geometry of Real Numbers, the Cartesian Plane,the Distance Formula and the Slope FormulaVance ( pages 71 – 86 )
YES11
The Circle, ( review plus QUIZ )Vance ( pages 86 93 )
YES12
EXAM 1
13
Functions and Relations, Graphical Representationof Functions and RelationsVance ( pages 95 – 106 )
14
Linear Functions ( plus problem solving )Vance ( pages 172 175 )
YES15
Arithmetic Progressions, Introduction to theQuadratic FunctionVance ( pages 176 – 184 )
YES16
The Quadratic Formula, InequalitiesVance ( pages 185 192 )
YES17
Relations between zeros and coefficients of theQuadratic Function, Equations in Quadratic FormVance ( pages 193 – 198 )
YES18
Equations Involving Radicals, VariationVance ( pages 199 203 )
YES19
Solution of Two Linear Equations, Solution of Three Vance ( pages 204 215 )
YES

Linear Equations, Solution of One Linear and OneQuadratic Equation
Meeting No.TopicReference/sQuizHomewor
20
Polynomials, Synthetic Division, FundamentalTheorem of AlgebraVance ( pages 248 – 252 )
YES21
Graphing of Polynomial Functions, General Remarkson Zeros and Roots, Rational RootsVance ( pages 253 – 258 )
YES22
Irrational and Imaginary Roots, ( plus review on polynomials )Vance ( pages 259 – 264 )
YES23
EXAM 2
24
Matrices, Basic Properties, Products of MatricesVance ( pages 217 – 228 )
YES25
Multiplicative Inverses of Matrices, Determinants of Order Two, Solution of Systems of Equations byMatricesVance ( pages 229 – 237 )
YES26
Determinants and Systems of Equations of Order ThreeVance ( pages 237 – 244 )
YES27
Inverse Functions, Graphing certain relationsVance ( pages 266 – 271 )
YES28
The exponential function, geometric progressionsVance ( pages 307 – 311 )
YES29
Geometric Progressions with infinitely many terms,The Logarithmic FunctionVance ( pages 312 – 318 )
YES30
Common Logarithms, Computation by use of Log -arithms, Compound Interest and its GeneralizationVance ( pages 318 - 324 )
YES31
Compound Interest and its Generalization,Applications of the Exponential FunctionsVance ( pages 324 – 328 )
YES32
EXAM 3
33
Brief History of Trigonometry, Definitions of theCircular Functions, Behavior of the Sine and CosineFunctionsVance ( pages 108 – 120 )Wikipedia / other externalsources
YES34
Values of the Circular Functions of Special Real Numbers, Exact Values of the Circular Functions for
θ = π / 5
Vance ( pages 120 – 125 )
YES35
The fundamental circular function identities, Proof of the formula for cos ( A – B )Vance ( pages 126 – 130 )
YES36
Special Reduction Formulas, General AdditionFormulas, General Reduction FormulasVance ( pages 131 – 138 )
YESYES37
General Identities, Conversions of Sums andProductsVance ( pages 139 – 145 )
YES38
Function values of any number, Approximations of Function Values for small numbersVance ( pages 145 – 152 )
YES39
Inverse Functions, Graphing of certain relationsVance ( pages 266 – 272 )
YES40
Inverse Circular FunctionsVance ( pages 272 276 )
YES41
Operations involving inverse circular functions,graph of the curve y = a sin kxVance ( pages 276 – 278 )Vance ( pages 332 – 333 )
YES42
Graph of the curves y = a sin (kx + b), graphing byaddition of ordinatesVance ( pages 334 – 336 )
YES43
Simple Harmonic MotionVance ( pages 336 338 )
YES44
Addition of Two General sine functions, shortdiscussion of Harmonic Analysis and SynthesisVance ( pages 339 – 343 )
YES45
EXAM 4
46
The Algebra of Complex Numbers, The geometry of Complex NumbersVance ( pages 156 – 162 )
YES47
The Algebra of Ordered Pairs, The Algebra of VectorsVance ( pages 162 – 170 )
YES48
Angles, Circular functions of anglesVance ( pages 346 354 )
YESYES

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