MATH 010
College Algebra II  Spring 2014
Department of Mathematics
HOWARD UNIVERSITY
Richard E. Bayne
Table of Contents:
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Text and Required Materials  Course Objectives  Course
Content  Prerequisites  Cooperative Learning Groups  Requirements  Administrative
Policies  Office Hours ]
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This course is a continuation of College Algebra I (MATH006), and the focus is
on several topics that should prepare students for a course in applied calculus.
For those not planning to take calculus, the course provides a comprehensive treatment
of several topics that stress an organized analytic approach to the solution of various
problems in mathematics and several other areas.
You should view the approximate pacing of the topics.
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At the satisfactory completion of this course, a student will be able to:
 Recognize, sketch, and analyze graphs of
 polynomial functions.
 rational functions
 exponential functions
 logarithmic functions
 conics
 Use exponential and logarithmic functions to model and solve applications
 Perform simple operations on matrices
 Solve systems of equations using elimination and substitution
 Solve systems of equations using matrices
 Solve systems of nonlinear equations
 Solve systems of linear inequalities
 Use systems of inequalities to solve linear programming problems
 State basic definitions of finite and infinite sequences
 Identify arithmetic and geometric sequences
 Use properties of arithmetic and geometric sequences to find the general term of a sequence
 Define combinations and permutations
 Use elementary counting methods, permutations, and combinations to solve counting problems.
 Find probabilities of simple events, mutually exclusive events, independent events, and
complements of events.
 Use elementary counting methods, permutations, and combinations to determine probabilities.
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It is assumed that students enrolled in this course are
prepared for college mathematics work and have competency in basic algebra
as indicated by satisfactory completion of College Algebra I or its
equivalent. If you are not sure of your preparedness, (please refer to the
results of the mathematics placement test) you should reconsider your enrollment
in this course. Please see me if you have any questions about your preparation
for this course.
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You may do some of the work of this course in cooperative
learning groups. It seems to work best if there are three or four students
in each group. You will be working with your small group in class and on
certain homework assignments
Working well in a group is an
important skill. Some of you may enjoy the group work more than others,
and all of you will benefit from further developing this skill. After
graduation, most of you will be working in jobs which will require you to
function as a member of a project team. One objective of group work in
this course is to help you to develop skills in working effectively as part
of a team.
One of the objectives of this course
is to help you to learn to think about problems mathematically and to solve
the problems on your own. Working with your colleagues in this class and
talking about problems with your group members are strategies to help you
better understand a problem situation from several points of view.
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Requirements

Regular attendance, participation, lab activities, homework:

This class meets four
times per week and each student is expected to attend every session and
to arrive before the class begins at 10 minutes after the hour.
Students are responsible for all class work and assignments whether or not
they are in attendance. Some material will be presented in class from a
different perspective than that given in the text. "Getting someone's
notes" is a poor substitute for being present and involved in class
discussion. However, if you must miss a class, it is your responsibility
to find out what you missed. Make a friend! NOTE: experience has
shown that there is a high correlation between class attendance and
success.
Mathematics is not a
spectator sport. During most class periods there will be time for large
and/or small group discussions about selected problems. It is important to
learn to ask helpful questions and to listen constructively to each other.
Constructive participation sometimes means allowing others time and space
to think about the problem.
Homework assignments will be assigned weekly.
In addition to work assigned directly
from the text, there will be assignments using WeBWorK, which will be
accessible on the World Wide Web.
Homework will count for 100 points.
These points will be determined by work done from the textbook and work
done on WeBWorK. The percentage from each is generally weighted in the
student's favor, usually 55% of the greater and 45% of the lesser. NO
HOMEWORK WILL BE ACCEPTED LATE.
Each student will be expected to do the following:
1. Attend every class.
2. Devote a minimum of 12 hours of study per week to the course.
3. Come to each class on time and ready to participate.
4. Be willing to help your classmates.
5. Be able to explain concepts to the instructor or to other students.
6. Meet with group members at least twice each week to review and discuss course material.
7. Do all class activities and homework assignments.

Exams:
 There
will be four hour exams each worth 100 points. The material to be
covered on each test will be announced in advance of the scheduled test
date. Tests are tentatively scheduled for the following dates:
Ordinarily, there are no makeup tests; exceptions to this policy will be considered on a
casebycase basis. You must determine BEFORE the exam date whether
your excuse will be acceptable.
Generally, incomplete grades will not be given.
If there is an emergency which causes a student to be unable to finish
course requirements, the emergency must be documented by the student's
advisor or by the advisory center.
If you
have concerns about your progress or ability to keep up with course
assignments, do not hesitate discussing these concerns with me. Do not
wait until the last minute.  Final
Exam: 200 points
 The cumulative
final exam is scheduled for Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 4:00
pm.

WeBWorK:
 In addition to homework problems that will be
assigned from the text, there will be continuing assignments of problems on
line using WeBWorK. WeBWorK is an online system that allows you to work
homework problems on the web. You will have the opportunity to work the
problems more than once and generally will be able to work them until you
get the correct answer. You should read through the
Introduction to WeBWorK before the end of the first
week of classes.
 Homework
 Homework will count for 100 points. These points will be determined by
work done from the textbook and work done on WeBWorK, as described above.
The percentage from each is generally weighted in the student's favor,
usually 55% of the greater and 45% of the lesser.
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Administrative Policies
GRADES Total points attainable will be determined as follows:
be determined as follows:
homework 100 pts
hour exams 100 pts each
final exam 200 pts
Whatever the total possible points, the final grade for the
course will be computed as follows:
85%  100% of total points available A
75%  84% of total points available B
60%  74% of total points available C
50%  59% of total points available D
0%  49% of total points available F
In borderline situations, final exam results may be given the greater consideration.
Academic Disabilities Act (ADA)
Howard University is committed to providing an educational environment that
is accessible to all students. In accordance with this policy, students who need
accommodations because of a disability should contact Dr. Barbara Williams, Dean
for Special Student Services (2022382420), as soon as possible after admission
to the university or at the beginning of each semester. If you need a special
accomodation required by the American Disabilities Act, please document and discuss
your disability with me during the FIRST TWO WEEKS of classes.
Academic Integrity Policy
Students who cheat violate their
own integrity and the integrity of the university by claiming credit for
work they have not done and knowledge they do not possess. All students
are expected to recognize and to abide by the policy on academic integrity
found in the Student Handbook. Because you may be asked to do work in
collaboration with your group members, I will ask you to sign all group
homework assignments attesting to the fact that you have actively
participated in the work.
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Office Hours
Your tuition entitles you to see your instructor in
conference about problems, personal and academic. Take advantage of the
conference hours. Although the Mathematics Department office and
department mail boxes are located on the second floor of Academic Support
Building B (behind Locke Hall), my office is located in 236 Annex III, on
the corner of 4th and College Streets, and can be reached from either of
the two southfacing doors which are accessible from the driveway between
Annex III and the C. B. Powell building. As a rule, I am available for
students on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. My scheduled office hours
for spring 2014 are
 Mon 1:30 pm  3:00 pm
 Wed 1:30 pm  3:00 pm
If you are unable to meet at these times, it is
possible to make an appointment for a different time that will be
convenient for both of us. If you need to reach me between classes:
 you may send an email
message to rbayne@howard.edu,
 you may leave a voice message at 2028067673,
 you may leave a written message in my mailbox in room 207 ASB of the
Mathematics Building (Academic Support Building B), or
 you may come by my office and see if I am available.
I regularly check email several times a day both from home and at
school, but I check voice mail only when I am on campus.
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The easiest way to
contact me is to send an email message
to Richard Bayne.
This page was updated December 2013.
TOPICS: The topics to be discussed are listed
below with an approximate pacing.
I. Introduction (week 1)
 Goals for Course
 Working in Groups
 Calculators & Computers
II. Graph Sketching (weeks 1 & 2)
 Polynomial Fundtions
 Rational Functions
III. Exponentials & Logarithms (weeks 3 & 4)
 Definition & Properties of Exponential Functions
 Definition & Properties of Logarithms
 Applications/Modeling
IV. Matrices & Systems of Equations (weeks 5 & 6)
 Solving Systems By Substitution & Elimination
 Matrix Definition & Operations
 Matrix Solutions of Systems
 Nonlinear Systems
V. Systems of Inequalities (weeks 7 & 8)
 Solutions of Linear Inequalities
 Solutions of NonLinear Inequalities
 Linear Programming
VI. Sequences (weeks 9 & 10)
 Definition & Properties of Sequences
 Arithmetic Sequences
 Geometric Sequences
VII. Combinations & Permutations (weeks 11 & 12)
 Elementary Counting Methods
 Permutations
 Combinations
 Binomial Theorem
VIII. Probability (weeks 13 &14)
 Events & Sample Spaces
 Elementary Probability
 Conditional Probability
Dates to remember
1/13 Classes begin
1/20 MLK Birthday
2/6 (2/7) EXAM #1
2/21 President's Day
2/27 (2/28) EXAM #2
3/6 Midterm Reports Due
3/7 Charter Day
3/8 Spring Break begins
3/16 Spring Break ends
3/27 (3/28) EXAM #3
4/4 Last Day to Withdraw
4/17 (4/18) EXAM #4
4/21 Senior Finals begin
4/24 Last Day of Classes
4/29 Final Exam