Syllabus

Class: MET MA 118-C1, Spring 2014.

Instructor: Ivan Zaigralin.

Email: Go to http://melikamp.com/mew.php and type "show email".

Class Meetings: Wednesday 6pm-9pm in MCS B31.

Office Hours: Wednesday 4-6, in MCS 238.

Text: Aufmann, Barker, Nation: College Algebra and Trigonometry, 7th edition. Available at the BU bookstore.

Official Description: Intensive one-semester course in algebra and trigonometry. Prepares students to study calculus. Algebraic operations, word problems, linear and quadratic functions, and identities. Analytic geometry. Exponential and logarithmic functions. MET MA 118 may be taken for CAS credit but does not satisfy the CAS mathematics requirement.

Outline: Not all sections in the given chapters are covered.

Grading: 10% of the grade will be in the homework, 10% in participation, 20% in each of the two tests, and 40% in the final.

Note The Following Dates:
Wednesday, January 15: Classes begin
Monday, January 20: MLK Day, no classes
Monday, February 17: Presidents' Day, no classes
Wednesday, February 19: Substitute Monday Schedule of Classes
Thursday, February 20: Last day to drop a class without a "W" grade
Saturday, March 8 - Sunday, March 16: Spring Break, no classes
Friday, March 28: Last day to drop a class with a "W" grade
Monday, April 21: Patriots' Day, no classes
Thursday, April 24: Substitute Monday Schedule of Classes
Thursday, May 1: Last day of classes
Friday, May 2 - Monday, May 5: Study Period
Tuesday, May 6 - Saturday, May 10: Final Exam Period

These and other important dates can be referenced at the official university calendar:
http://www.bu.edu/reg/dates/semester-dates/semester-dates-spring-2014/

Final: Wednesday 5/7, 6-8pm. It is not possible to move the date of the final. Please, make sure that your travel plans do not prevent you from taking the final at the official time.

Make-Ups: None, except for documented emergency exceptions mandated by the Boston University policy, and made at the instructor’s discretion.

Academic Conduct: MET Academic Conduct Code is available for your perusal at

http://www.bu.edu/met/for-students/met-policies-procedures-resources/academic-conduct-code/

It is your responsibility to know and follow the provisions of the code. In particular, all work that you submit in this course must be your original work. Any cases of suspected academic misconduct will be reported.

Help: If you need additional help, check out the Educational Resource Center. They offer peer tutoring free to BU students.

Tentative Lesson Plan:

Date Topic(s) Homework due next meeting
1/15 P.1 P.1: 5, 6, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 35, 36, 45, 46, 56, 59, 69, 70, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81
1/22 P.2 - P.6 P.2: 1-37 odd, 55-125 odd
P.3: 1-39 odd, 43, 47, 69, 71, 81
P.4: 9-65 odd, 73, 79
P.5: 1-57 odd
P.6: 1-35 odd, 39-63 odd
1/29 1.1 - 1.3 1.1: 1-21 odd, 33-41 odd
1.2: 1-9 odd, 21, 25
1.3: 1-21 odd, 33-59 odd, 87, 89
2/5 No class: Snow Day
2/12 1.4, 2.1 1.4: 1-35 odd,53,71,75
Ch. 1 Review: 1-39 odd
2.1: 3, 5, 9, 19, 21, 25, 31, 39, 45, 49, 51, 57, 59, 61, 65
2/19 No class: Monday schedule
2/26 2.2, 2.3 2.2: 1, 3, 5, 17, 19, 21, 25, 27, 31, 33, 43, 51, 53, 75, 79, 81, 93, 97, 103
2.3: 1-49 odd, 79, 85, 89
3/5 Test 1, 2.4 2.4: 1-31 odd, 37, 39, 49, 53
3/12 No class: Spring Break
3/19 2.5, 3.1 2.5: 7, 9, 13-29 odd, 43-49 odd, 59, 61, 71
3.1: 1-9 odd
3/26 3.2, 3.3 3.2: 1, 3, 9, 23, 27
3.3: 1, 3, 9, 29, 35, 47
4/2 3.4, 4.1 3.4: 2 (use Rational Root Theorem and Descartes' rule), 19, 37, 39
4.1: 1, 17-25 odd, 31-45 odd
4/9 4.2 - 4.5 4.2: 1, 3, 9, 15, 17, 25, 27, 47
4.3: 1, 3, 5, 13, 15, 25, 27, 29, 51, 59
4.4: 1-11 odd, 17-23 odd, 31, 77
4.5: 1, 3, 9, 21, 23, 39
4/16 Test 2, 5.1, 5.2 5.1: 1, 3, 7, 9, 31, 35, 43, 45, 65
5.2: 1, 3, 7, 13, 15, 19, 59 (use calculator)
4/23 5.3, 5.4 5.3: 1, 3, 9, 11, 15, 27, 29, 37, 39, 49
5.4: 13, 15, 19, 33, 61, 63
4/30 5.5, 6.1 5.5: 1, 3, 5, 19
6.1: 1, 3, 5, 15
5/7 Final Exam