# Math 108: University Mathematics I BFall 2018 Course Syllabus

NJIT Academic Integrity Code: All Students should be aware that the Department of Mathematical Sciences takes the University Code on Academic Integrity at NJIT very seriously and enforces it strictly. This means that there must not be any forms of plagiarism, i.e., copying of homework, class projects, or lab assignments, or any form of cheating in quizzes and exams. Under the University Code on Academic Integrity, students are obligated to report any such activities to the Instructor.

## Course Information

Course Description: Intended for students whose major requires MATH 111. Linear functions, equations, inequalities, systems of linear equations, quadratic equations, polynomials, rational expressions, expressions involving radicals, partial fraction decomposition, conic sections, graphing functions.

Number of Credits: 4

Prerequisites: None.

Course-Section and Instructors

Course-Section Instructor
Math 108-003 Professor S. Erfani
Math 108-009 Professor K. Carfora
Math 108-013 Professor K. Carfora
Math 108-017 Professor K. Ferrante
Math 108-019 Professor L. Bento

Office Hours for All Math Instructors: Fall 2018 Office Hours and Emails

Required Textbook:

 Title Precalculus - A Right Triangle Approach Author Ratti and McWaters Edition 3rd Publisher Pearson ISBN # 0-321912799 Notes w/ MyMathLab

University-wide Withdrawal Date:The last day to withdraw with a w is Monday, November 12, 2018. It will be strictly enforced.

## Course Goals

Course Objectives: Students should (a) learn algebra and its applications to science and engineering (b) learn about slope and its relationship to average rates of change, (c) understand how to recognize functions, operations on functions and graph of functions, (d)  understand many practical applications of systems of equations.

### Course Outcomes

• Students have improved logical thinking and problem-solving skills.
• Students have a greater understanding of the importance of algebra in science and technology.
• Students are prepared for further study in mathematics as well as science, engineering, and other areas.

Course Assessment: The assessment of objectives is achieved through homework, quizzes, and common examinations with common grading.

## Policies

DMS Course Policies: All DMS students must familiarize themselves with, and adhere to, the Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Policies, in addition to official university-wide policies. DMS takes these policies very seriously and enforces them strictly.

Grading Policy: The final grade in this course will be determined as follows:

 Homework 10% Quizzes 15% Common Midterm Exam I 15% Common Midterm Exam II 15% Common Midterm Exam III 15% Final Exam 30%

Your final letter grade will be based on the following tentative curve.

 A 90 - 100 C 70 - 74 B+ 85 - 89 D 55 - 69 B 80 - 84 F 0 - 54 C+ 75 - 79

Attendance Policy: Attendance at all classes will be recorded and is mandatory. Please make sure you read and fully understand the Math Department’s Attendance Policy. This policy will be strictly enforced. Students are expected to attend class. Each class is a learning experience that cannot be replicated through simply “getting the notes.”

Homework Policy: Homework is an expectation of the course.  All written homework for the session is listed, by section, above.  On line, homework will also be assigned through the portal, My Math Lab.  All students are expected to obtain a subscription to My Math Lab for successful completion of the class.

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Quiz Policy: Quizzes will be given at the professor’s discretion approximately once a week during recitation throughout the semester. They will be based on the lecture, homework and the in-class discussions. There will be 8-12 assessments given throughout the semester.

Exams: There will be three common midterm exams held during the semester and one comprehensive common final exam. Each exam will test the material taught since the beginning of the semester. Please note the third exam will be a computer-based exam.

Exams are held on the following days:

 Common Midterm Exam I September 26, 2018 Common Midterm Exam II October 24, 2018 Common Midterm Exam III November 28, 2018 Final Exam Period December 15 - 21, 2018

The time of the midterm exams is 4:15-5:40 pm for daytime students and 5:45-7:10 pm for evening students. The final exam will test your knowledge of all the course material taught in the entire course. Make sure you read and fully understand the Math Department's Examination Policy. This policy will be strictly enforced.

Makeup Exam Policy: To properly report your absence from a midterm or final exam, please review and follow the required steps under the DMS Examination Policy found here:

Mandatory Tutoring Policy: Based upon academic performance indicating a significant gap in understanding of the course material, students may receive a notice of being assigned to mandatory tutoring to assist in filling the gap. A student will have 2 points deducted from the course average for each instance in which the required tutoring is not completed by the stated deadline.

Cellular Phones: All cellular phones and other electronic devices must be switched off and put away during all class times.

Math Tutoring Center: Located in the Central King Building, Lower Level, Rm. G11 (See: Fall 2018 Hours)

Accommodation of Disabilities: Disability Support Services (DSS) offers long term and temporary accommodations for undergraduate, graduate and visiting students at NJIT.

If you are in need of accommodations due to a disability please contact Chantonette Lyles, Associate Director of Disability Support Services at 973-596-5417 or via email at lyles@njit.edu. The office is located in Fenster Hall Room 260. A Letter of Accommodation Eligibility from the Disability Support Services office authorizing your accommodations will be required.

For further information regarding self identification, the submission of medical documentation and additional support services provided please visit the Disability Support Services (DSS) website at:

Important Dates (See: Fall 2018 Academic Calendar, Registrar)

Date Day Event
September 4, 2018 T First Day of Classes
September 10, 2018 M Last Day to Add/Drop Classes
November 12, 2018 M Last Day to Withdraw
November 20, 2018 T Thursday Classes Meet
November 21, 2018 W Friday Classes Meet
November 22 - 25, 2018 R - Su Thanksgiving Recess
December 12, 2018 W Last Day of Classes
December 13 & 14, 2018 R & F Reading Days
December 15 - 21, 2018 Sa - F Final Exam Period

# Course Outline

Lecture Section # Topic Assignment
1 P1 Real Numbers and their Properties P1:  ex. 82, 84, 86, 116, 122, 126, 128, 130, 140
2 1.1 Linear equations in one variable 1.1: ex. 7-11 odd, 21-31 odd, 35, 53, 63, 79, 83
3 1.1 Linear equations in one variable 1.1 65-68, 77, 82-83, 86-90, 95-99
4 8.1 Systems of Equations 8.1: ex.57-71 odd 95, 99
5 P2 Integer Exponents P2: ex. 18 20, 24, 28, 34, 38, 41, 48, 50, 58, 72, 76, 101-107 odd
6 P6 Rational Exponents and Radicals P6: ex 25, 31, 51, 57,  94, 96, 105
7 P6 Rational Exponents and Radicals P6: ex 61, 69, 71, 95, 97
8 P3 Polynomials P3: 15-23 odd, 31, 39, 79
9 P4 Factoring P4: ex. 23, 25, 28, 31, 54, 55, 61, 65, 91, 93, 95
10 P4 Factoring Complete HW
11 Catch up and Review
Exam #1
12 1.2 Quadratic Equations (Factoring/Quadratic Formula) 1.2: ex. 21, 25, 45, 47, 51-61 odd
13 1.2 Quadratic Equations (Completing the square) 1.2: ex. 9, 11, 19, 31, 39, 43, 63-73 odd
14 1.3 Complex Numbers 1.3: ex 11-33 odd, 41-63 odd
15 P5 Rational Expressions P5: ex. 24, 36, 47, 53, 58, 69, 73, 83,
16 1.4 Solving other types of equations 1.4: ex.  17, 19, 27, 31, 37, 41-55 odd
17 1.4 Solving other types of equations 1.4: ex.  18, 20, 28-34odds 61, 67, 69, 75, 77,
18 1.5 Inequalities 1.5: ex.  12, 16, 20, 24, 32, 51, 57, 59, 65, 67-77 odd, 95-105 odd
19 1.6 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities 1.6: ex: 11, 13, 23, 25, 33
20 1.6 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities 1.6: ex. 53-59 odd and 69
21 2.1 The Coordinate Plane 2.1: ex. 13, 15, 35, 39
2.2 Graphs 2.2: ex. 33, 37, 47, 53, 60, 67, 73, 81, 83
22 Catch up and Review
Exam #2
23 2.3 Lines 2.3: ex. 9, 13, 27, 37, 78, 80, 83
24 2.4 Functions 2.4: ex. 9, 12, 15, 27, 32, 43, 51-54, 57
25 2.5 Properties of Functions 2.5: ex. 7-13 odd, 33-39 odd, 55-60, 109, 111
26 2.6 Library of Functions 2.6: 5, 7, 17, 31, 35
27 2.7 Transformations of Functions 2.7: ex. 7-19 odd, 21-31, 63, 69, 73
28 2.7 Transformations of Functions 2.7: ex. 75-88, 101, 105
29 2.8 Composite Functions 2.8: ex.  7-10, 11, 17, 21, 43, 47, 49, 51
30 2.8 Composite Functions 2.8: ex. 67, 69, 73, 76, 77
31 2.9 Inverse Functions 2.9: ex. 15, 17, 25, 29, 33, 55, 57
32 2.9 Inverse Functions 2.9: ex. 67-77 odd
33 3.1 Quadratic Functions 3.1:ex. 9-16, 21, 29, 31, 51, 89
34 Catch Up and review
Exam #3
35 3.2 Polynomial Functions 3.2: ex. 29-34, 47, 49, 71
36 3.3 Dividing Polynomials (Long Division) 3.3: ex. 7-13 odd, 35-39 odd
37 3.3 Dividing Polynomials (synthetic division) 3.3: ex. 15-29 odd, 35-41 odd
38 3.6 Rational Functions 3.6: ex. 7-10, 15-24, 51-56
39 3.6 Rational Functions 3.6: ex. 25, 35, 43, , 61, 65, 77, 81
40 3.7 Variation 3.7: ex. 29-41 odd 49, 53
41 10.2 Parabolas 10.2: ex. 21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 41-47 odd
42 10.4 Hyperbolas 10.4: ex. 49-59 odd, 69, 71, 73
43 Catch up and Review
Exam

Updated by Professor K. Horwitz - 9/1/2018
Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Syllabus, Fall 2018