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Summer 2013 MTH 200 Precalculus (5 units)

Section 8179      Begins 6/10     Ends 8/1

Course Description

The real and complex number systems. Relations, functions and their graphs. Equations, inequalities, polynomials, lines and conics. Study of linear, quadratic, and higher degree polynomial functions. Rational, algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Mathematical induction, the Binomial Theorem, polar coordinates, sequences and series. A graphing calculator will be required for the course.

  • Instructor:  Jason Edington 
  • Email: jedington@mendocino.edu
  • Textbook Information: (Choose one of the two options)
    • Precalculus: Functions and Graphs W/MyMathLab, Dugopolski, ISBN:978-0321837-585:  Approximate cost new $216
    • Or you can simply order the MyMathLab Access code and access the book online: 978-0321199-911:  Approximate Cost $90
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 31 hours per week reading, working problems, watching videos, taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions. Remember this is a 17 week class condensed into 8 weeks!
  • Special Requirements: Log into Etudes the first day of class.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the MyMathLab. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails, and work independently.
  • New to Etudes: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use Etudes. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with Etudes. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through Etudes.
  • Etudes Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID

Password

First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Example:
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

Month Day of birth in school records
 
(Type using all lower case letters)
Example:
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

Etudes link