SYLLABUS: MTH 108 Precalculus Math II -- Trigonometry Instructor: Lun-Yi Tsai Email: ltsai@math.miami.edu Office hours:MWF,11:30am - 1:15pm, Ungar 507 Website: http://www.math.miami.edu/~ltsai/ TEXTBOOK: Precalculus: Concepts Through Functions, Second Edition, by Sullivan & Sullivan; Pub. Prentice Hall CALCULATORS: Get a scientific calculator. You may use a graphing calculator such as a Ti-83 to aid you in your study of trigonometric functions, but they are not necessary and are not allowed on all exams whereas scientific calculators are allowed on some. ATTENDANCE: Class attendance is mandatory and essential to understanding the material. We’ll often be doing group activities and you need to be in class to participate and get credit. If you have to miss a class, then it’s your responsibility to find out what you missed, get notes from a classmate, and be ready for the next lesson, homework, or test. GRADING: Attendance (10%); Online homework & quizzes (30%); Three in-class exams (30%); Cumulative final (30%) HOMEWORK & QUIZZES: You must purchase a student access kit online at www.coursecompass.com or at the university bookstore. This will give you a student access code that you use to register at coursecompass.com. Once you have registered you will login to our course using the Course ID that I will give you in class: ______________________ OFFICE HOURS: You are free to drop by my office during my office hours if you have any questions about the course material. Occasionally, I’m in the math lounge, math library, or working with a mathematician. So let me know, if you plan to be stopping by so that I can make a point to be in my office. Please come prepared with questions! Office hours are NOT for catching up on material that you missed--get to know you classmates for that. WITHDRAWALS: If for any reason you decide to withdraw from this class, please contact me. If the withdrawal is completed on or before Sept. 9, no record of the class will appear on your transcript. You will receive a “W” on your transcript if you withdraw between Sept. 9 and Oct. 28. After that, you’re committed to completing the course. STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Students are expected to respect the rights of others to learn in a nonthreatening, non-distracting environment. For more details consult the Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook: http://www6.miami.edu/dean-students/srr.pdf. Students who feel they have a physical or learning disability should contact the Services for Students with Disabilities office. CHEATING: Cheating in this or any class is unacceptable. Cheating includes giving or receiving unauthorized help during a quiz or exam, copying or allowing someone to copy homework, or attempting to deceive the instructor in any way about your or another’s achievement in this course. A first offense results in a zero for that assignment, quiz, or exam. A second offense results in a zero for the course. In such cases, all original materials will be submitted to the UM Honor Council for review, students will receive photocopies of the work in question. For more information about cheating and plagiarism policies, see the University of Miami Undergraduate Honor Code: http://www6.miami.edu/dean-students/pdf/undergrad_honorcode.pdf MTH 108 - Expectations • • • • • Come to class prepared everyday. Participate in the lectures: answer my questions, ask questions, work on problems that I give you Turn off your cell phones and any other electronic gadgets during class time. Come see me during my office hours if you have questions. If for some reason you cannot make it to class, find out what information you missed in your absence by talking to your classmates or to me. Office hours are not opportunities for students to learn material they missed. • If for some very important reason you cannot make it to class on a day that we are having an exam, let me know as soon as possible. Make-ups will be scheduled to take place BEFORE the in-class exam whenever possible. If an unforeseen emergency causes your absence, you must contact me IMMEDIATELY. To schedule a make-up after an exam you need to have official documentation of the emergency. MTH108 Precalculus Math II -- Trigonometry Precalculus: Concepts Through Functions, Second Edition, by Sullivan & Sullivan; Pub. Prentice Hall Tentative Schedule Week 1 (8/24) 2 (8/29) 3 (9/7) Labor Day, 9/5 4 (9/12) 5 (9/19) 6 (9/26) 7 (10/3) 8 (10/10) Fall Recess, 10/14 9 (10/17) 10 (10/24) 11 (10/31) Sect. 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 12 (11/7) 13 (11/14) 14 (11/21) 15 (11/28) 16 (12/7-14) 10.1 10.6 10.7 11.5 Topic Angles and Their Measure The Unit Circle & Trig Functions Properties of Trigonometric Functions Graphs of Sine and Cosine Functions Graphs of Tangent, Cotangent, Secant, Cosecant Phase Shift: Sinusoidal Curve fitting Inverse Sine, Cosine, and Tangent Functions More Inverse Trig Functions & Review for Exam #1 Exam #1 Trig Equations Trig Identities Sum and Difference Formulas Double-angle & Half-angle Formulas Product-to-Sum and Sum-to-Product Formulas Right Triangle Trigonometry Law of Sines Law of Cosines Area of a Triangle Simple Harmonic Motion Review For Exam #2 Exam #2 Polar Coordinates Polar Equations & Graphs The Complex Plane & DeMoivre’s Theorem Vectors Conics The Parabola The Ellipse The Hyperbola Rotation of Axes; General Form of a Conic Polar Equations of Conics Plane Curves and Parametric Equations Review For Exam #3 Exam #3 Systems of Linear Equations: Substitution & Elimination Systems of Nonlinear Equations Systems of Inequalities The Binomial Theorem Catch up time Review for Final Exam ===== Cumulative Final Exam =====