House Bill 2504
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
MATH131601 (Trigonometry)
Faculty Information  

Semester  Spring 2011  
Instructor  Askew, Michelle L.  
Phone  (409) 9846419  
askewml@lamarpa.edu  
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Course Information  
Course ID #  10146  
Course SubjectNumberSection  MATH131601  
Course Title  Trigonometry  
Course Description  Study of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse functions, trigonometric equations, graphs and applications of trigonometry. Recommended for students who did not take high school trigonometry. (3 hours credit)  
Course Prerequisites  MATH 0332  
Required Textbooks  Trigonometry, Lial, Hornsby, & Schneider, 9th Edition, AddisonWesley, 2009. ISBN: 0058971393  
Learning Objectives 
A student should be able: 1. Graph lines and inequalities using the rectangular coordinate system and write equations of lines. 2. Find the exact or calculator values of the six trigonometric functions for any angle for which values exist when the angle is expressed in degrees or radians or when it is drawn in standard position. 3. Use trigonometric functions, similar triangles, the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines to solve application problems. 4. Solve application problems involving arc length, area of sectors, radian measure, linear velocity and angular velocity. 5. Graph variations of the six trigonometric functions with different amplitudes, periods, phase shifts and/or vertical shifts. 6. Verify complex identities using the reciprocal, Pythagorean Theorem, sum and difference, double angle and halfangle identities. 7. Use trigonometric identities to find solution sets of conditional equations. 8. Find the vertex of a parabola, sketch the graph and identify the domain its domain and range when given a quadratic equation. 9. Solve nonlinear systems of equations and graph nonlinear inequalities. 1. Examine and interpret the graphs of basic trigonometric functions, vectors, and polar plots, and their transformations. 2. Apply standard trigonometric identities to simplify expressions and to solve trigonometric expressions and to solve trigonometric equations and applications. 3. Determine the exact value and approximation of basic trigonometric equations and applications. 4. Rewrite complex numbers in polar form and apply arithmetic operations using both polar and standard forms of complex numbers.


Major Assignments  Available in MyLabsPlus  
Discussion Topics  None  
Attendance Policy  Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between participation and college success. There will not be any makeup quizzes or makeup tests. A student’s lowest test grade will replace a first missed test. A student will receive a zero for any missed quiz, a second missed test or missing the final exam.  
Determination of Final Grade 
Tests: 60% Quizzes: 25% Homework: 15% (Homework will be done on computers using MyLab+. ) Approximate Test Dates: February 15, 2011 March 15, 2011 April 15, 2011


Final Exam Date  May 16, 2011  1:00 PM  
Campus Policies  

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