Class Number: 33294
Section Number: 3002
Classroom: West Charleston I–308
Class Meeting Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:00 AM—12:20 PM (exception: CSN Holidays and Recesses)
MATH 127 Precalculus II 3 (3,0,0,0)
Topics include an in–depth investigation of trigonometric functions and their graphs, analytic trigonometry, solutions of triangles, vectors, and analytic geometry. Prerequisite: MATH 126 with a grade of C or better; or a satisfactory ACT/SAT/Placement Test score. Note: This course is essential for students planning to take calculus.
The textbook is Precalculus, Fourth Edition by Robert Blitzer. The associated software is not required.
You will need a scientific calculator. Its use will be required on some quizzes but forbidden on other quizzes.
Homework problems will be posted on the homework page during the semester. Homework will not be collected.
There are many quizzes. There are no make–up quizzes. If you miss a quiz, your score on that quiz is zero.
There is one final exam. There is no make–up final exam. If you miss the final exam, your score on the final exam is zero.
There is no extra credit.
At the end of the semester, your three lowest quiz scores are omitted, and the rest of your quiz scores are averaged to get your quiz average.
At the end of the semester, your course score will be calculated using your quiz average and your final exam score as follows:
|final exam score||20%|
|For Spring, full–term classes:|
|Last Day to change from Audit to Credit with Instructor's approval for full–term classes that started on January 22||January 25, 2013|
|Last Day to Officially Drop without a grade of "W"||January 28, 2013|
|Last Day to Apply for Spring 2013 Graduation||March 8, 2013|
|Last Day to Officially Change from Credit to Audit for full–term classes that started on January 22 in person||March 29, 2013|
|Last Date to Officially Drop the Spring 2013 full–term classes||April 5, 2013|
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CSN provides free tutoring for all enrolled math students. There are free walk–in tutorial labs on all three CSN campuses. Look at the web page http://www.csn.edu/pages/1903.asp for more information.
You are expected to complete your own work in this class. Cheating on quizzes or the final exam is not fair to students who are honestly studying. Cheating is also subject to penalties listed in the CSN Student Academic Integrity Policy. Please be familiar with this policy and students' rights and responsibilities found in the CSN General Catalog & Student Handbook.
Please set your phone so that it will not make sounds during class.
Class attendance is required. You are responsible for everything that you miss if you are absent, regardless of the reason for your absence.
Information contained in this syllabus, other than the grading, make–up exam, and attendance policies, is subject to change with advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.
|Date||Section Number||Section Title|
|January 21||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—no class|
|January 23||4.1||Angles and Radian Measure|
|January 28||4.2||Trigonometric Functions: The Unit Circle|
|January 30||4.3||Right Triangle Trigonometry|
|February 4||4.4||Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle|
|February 6||4.5||Graphs of Sine and Cosine Functions|
|February 11||4.6||Graphs of Other Trigonometric Functions|
|February 13||4.7||Inverse Trigonometric Functions|
|February 18||Presidents Day—no class|
|February 20||4.7||Inverse Trigonometric Functions|
|February 25||4.8||Applications of Trigonometric Functions|
|February 27||5.1||Verifying Trigonometric Identities|
|March 4||5.2||Sum and Difference Formulas|
|March 6||5.3||Double–Angle, Power–Reducing, and Half–Angle Formulas|
|March 11||5.4||Product–to–Sum and Sum–to–Product Formulas|
|March 13||5.5||Trigonometric Equations|
|March 18||Spring Recess—no class|
|March 25||5.5||Trigonometric Equations|
|March 27||6.1||The Law of Sines|
|April 1||6.2||The Law of Cosines|
|April 8||6.3||Polar Coordinates|
|April 10||6.5||Complex Numbers in Polar Form: DeMoivre's Theorem|
|April 24||9.1||The Ellipse|
|April 29||9.2||The Hyperbola|
|May 1||9.3||The Parabola|
|May 6||9.5||Parametric Equations|
|May 8||review or catch up|
|May 15||Final Exam|