Modeling with Elementary Functions
A study of linear, quadratic, cubic, exponential, and logistic equations
and their use in modeling real-world phenomena; the graphing of
functions; solving equations with one or more variables; and systems of
linear equations. The solution of word problems is stressed throughout.
This course may serve as preparation for M 112 but not for M 144.
Prerequisite: Two years of algebra.
Printed Copy of the Syllabus
You can download a copy of the syllabus for this
course by clicking on the semester link below. The syllabus
is in Microsoft Word format.
So you are about to continue your study of algebra.
Congratulations! The world needs you, and thousands of
others like you---people trained in algebra and, indeed, in more far
more advanced mathematics. The world needs you for carrying
on the work begun by others and for making all the wonderful discoveries
which are still to be made.
Perhaps you will be the man or woman who will find a way to prevent
cancer or heart disease or even the common cold. There is
not doubt that we are on the verge of wonderful new discoveries in many
fields of study. But all these things can be done only by
men and women who understand mathematics.
Here are some suggestions to help you be successful in acquiring
these mathematical skills:
- Do your homework
- Check your work
- Learn from your mistakes
- Know how to get help if you need it
- Organize your class materials
- Don't be afraid to ask questions
- hand in your assignments on time
The demands that classes, homework, work and family place on your
time is a very difficult load to carry. One key to managing your
time is developing a schedule, and sticking to it.
Remember that I am here to help you be successful!