MAT 127, Precalculus II, Fall 2003
This is the home page/first day handout for

MAT 127, section 002, meeting MWF from 9:30 to 10:20 in CBCC 229.

MAT 127, section 003, meeting MWF from 10:30 to 11:20 in CBCC 235.
My name is Dr. Arthur Baragar. My office is CBCB 308 and
I can be reached at 8950378. Important information announced in
class will also be posted on this web page (URL listed below.)
Prerequisites: To take this course, you must have either:
(1) an ACT score of 24, (2) a SAT score of 560, or (3) a C or better in
MAT 126.
Text: The textbook is Precalculus, 5th edition, by David
Cohen, published by West Publishing.
Syllabus: We will cover:

Trigonometry

Chapter 6: Trig functions and the geometry of right angle triangles.

Chapter 7: Graphs of trig functions, simple harmonic motion.

Chapter 8: Angle sum formulas, inverse trig.

Chapter 9: Geometry of triangles, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, vectors,
polar coordinates.

Other topics

Chapter 11: Analytic geometry, lines and conic sections.

Chapter 13: The binomial theorem, geometric series, DeMoivre's theorem.

Complex numbers: will be introduced at the appropriate places.
Grading Scheme:
There is no preset correlation between numerical grades and your final
letter grade. A letter grade (usually without + or ) will be included
with the return of each exam. This letter grade will represent your
standing in the class so far (not just the current exam.)
Sample exams: The following are sample exams from a previous
year:
When the time nears, I will let you know how appropriate these exams are.
You will need Acrobat
Reader to view the above sample exams.
Office Hours: If you need to see me, please look for me during
the office hours posted below, or please make an appointment. If there
is no one in my office during the last halfhour of the office hour, I
will feel free to leave, so please arrive early. Office hours begin the
second week of classes.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 1:00  2:40 pm.

... or by appointment.
Other Important Dates:

August 25th: Classes begin.

August 29th: Final date for late registration, course additions, changes,
or fee payment (with late fees). None of these will be accepted after
5:00pm. Final day to withdraw with a 100% refund. Last day
to inform me of anticipated absences due to religious holidays.

September 1st: Labor Day.

October 31st: Nevada Day.

November 3rd: Final day to drop or withdraw from classes.

November 27th, 28th: Thanksgiving.

December 1st  5th: Study Week  classes scheduled.

December 8th: Final Exam.
"If you have a documented disability that requires assistance, you will
need to go to Disability Services (DS) for coordination in your academic
accommodations. DS is located within the Learning Enhancement Services
office in the Reynolds Student Services Center, Room 137. The DS phone
number is 7028950866, TDD 8950652." Their website is at www.unlv.edu/studentlife/les.
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Dr. Baragar's Home Page
URL: http://www.nevada.edu/~baragar/courses/MAT127F03.html
email: baragar@unlv.edu