Mathematics 109Q Algebra and Trigonometry

Fall 2005


  • Meeting Times
  • Textbook
  • Listserv Mailing List
  • Notes and Highlights
  • Quizzes and Examinations
  • Final Examination
  • Problem Sets and Graded Homework Assignments
  • Links

  • 8:00 Class Photo
  • 9:30 Class Photo
  • Meeting Times

    Section 31 — MW 8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
    Section 32 — MW 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.



    College Algebra & Trigonometry, 3rd ed., Dugopolski - Addison Wesley (ISBN 0-201-75525-4)


    Listserv Mailing List

    The class has a listserv mailing list set up. The name of the list is WMA109-L and it is hosted on Every member of the class will be automatically signed up for the list upon filling out the and is expected to participate in the discussions.

    Posting a Message to the Mailing List

    To post a message to the mailing list, simply address it to Other than that, it may be handled the same as any other email message.

    Be aware that replies to messages posted on the list will by default be sent to the entire list. If you want a message to go only to a specific individual, make sure you address the message to that individual's email address.


    Notes and Highlights

    • — A collection of notes for different courses I've taught over the years, including this course.
    • Course Highlights — A narration of course highlights which can be used to guide reviewing for the final examination. Be aware that there may be items on the exam which are not mentioned here.
    The following sets of slides specific for this class are also available. This collection is incomplete and will be augmented as the semester progresses.
    1. Preliminary Chapter — Prerequisites
    2. Chapter 1 — Equations, Inequalities and Modeling
    3. Chapter 3 — Polynomial Equations and Inequalities
    4. Chapter 4 — Exponential and Logarithm Functions
    5. Chapter 6 — Verifying Trigonometric Identities


    Quizzes and Examinations

    There will be two or three hour long examinations during the course of the semester, along with a number of quizzes (both announced and unannounced), graded homework assignments, problem sets and group projects.

    Each quiz and graded homework assignment will be worth 10 points. Each examination will be worth 100 points. The final examination will be worth 150 points.

    Students who are interested may download a collection of sample questions from previous semesters' exams and quizzes. Note that the collection is incomplete, redundant and does not contain solutions. The collection is in PDF format and requires software, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, able to read PDF files. The size of the download is approximately 180K.

    The first examination is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28.

    Final Examination

    The final examination for the 8:00-9:15 class is scheduled for Monday, December 12, 2005, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
    The final examination for the 9:30-10:45 class is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2005, 9:00-11:00 a.m. The final examination will be comprehensive, covering material from the entire semester.

    If bad weather forces a postponement, an announcement will be made on various radio and television stations. If I find out in time, I will also send out an email and post the information here.


    Problem Sets and Graded Homework Assignments

    These may be considered equivalent to problem sets and the policies relating to problem sets apply. Please check the relevant policies, which are included with the to read those policies and download the pledge form.
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