Math 022: College Algebra 2 (Syllabus)

Fall 2012

Section 008 - Mon/Fri 3:35P - 4:25P in 105 Osmond Lab, Wed 3:35P - 4:25P in 7 Sparks

Course ID for MyMathLab: hair64156

Instructor: Aleksey Zelenberg

Email: zelenberg@math.psu.edu

Office: 417 McAllister Building

Office Hours: Tues 3:30P - 4:30P, Thurs 10:00A - 11:00A in my office, Wed 2:00P - 3:00P in 7 Sparks. You may also send me an email to arrange an appointment if these times do not work.

Textbook and MyMathLab: Course Compass Student Access Code for Trigsted: Algebra and Trigonometry 1/e. This is available as an ebook on MyMathLab and also at the bookstore. (the cost at the bookstore will be slightly more). If you buy at the bookstore, ask for the access code at the check-out register. If you are registered for both Math 026 and Math 022 you need buy only one access code. The one access code will work for both courses. If you cannot afford an access code at the start of the semester, you have the option of obtaining temporary access for a trial period

Course Description: Relations, functions, graphs; polynomial, rational functions, graphs; word problems; nonlinear inequalities; inverse functions; exponential, logarithmic functions.

Prerequisite: Math 21 or satisfactory performance on the mathematics proficiency examination; 1 high school unit of geometry.

Learning Objectives:

• Solve equation of the linear and quadratic type; solve related equations.
• Solve absolute value equations and inequalities
• Solve polynomial and rational inequalities
• Write various forms of equations of circles
• Write equations of lines
• Identify and distinguish between relations and functions from graphs and equations
• Using function notation, evaluate functions
• Determine the domain of a function given an equation
• Understand, identify, and dtermine properties of a function's graph
• Know and sketch graphs of basic functions: constant, linear, quadratic, cubic, absolute value, square root, cube root, and reciprocal functions.
• Understand piecewise functions
• Transform basic graphs using hoizontal hifts, shrinks, and compressions, reflections, vertical shifts, and combinations of transformations
• Add, subtract, multiply, divide, and compose functions and find the resulting domains
• Understand the definition of a one-to-one functions and apply it to finding inverse functions
• Translate applications of quadratic functions to models and solve
• Sketch graphs of polynomial and rational functions
• Understand characteristics of exponential functions
• Understand characteristics of logarithmic functions
• Solve exponential equations
• Solve logarithmic equations

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• No office hours today (9/18). Office hours on Thursdays have now been changed to 10am - 11am. Tuesday office hours are still 3:30pm - 4:30pm.
• FIRST MIDTERM IS THIS WEEK

Exam dates:
• Midterm 1 - Thursday, September 27 6:30P - 7:45P in 100 Thomas
• Conflict Exam - Thursday, September 27th 5:05P - 6:20P in 105 Wagner
• Makeup Exam - Wednesday, October 3rd 6:30P - 7:45P in 110 Wartik
• Midterm 2 - Thursday, November 8  6:30P - 7:45P in 100 Thomas
• Final Exam - Date, time, and location to be announced.