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```									                      FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
DEPARTMENT:         Mathematics

PREPARED BY:        Dr. Arlene Kleinstein
Fall 2011
COURSE TITLE:       MTH 116 College Algebra and Trigonometry
CREDITS:            4 Credit-hours

DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed to prepare students for precalculus as well as for quantitative courses
in the natural and social sciences. In this course students are introduced to the fundamental
concept of functions and their representations in contextual, table, graphical, and algebraic
forms. Linear, quadratic and exponential functions are investigated in all four
representations. Common logarithms are introduced to compare quantities of varying orders
of magnitude, and their properties are used in solving exponential equations. The geometry
and trigonometry of right triangles are presented, and time permitting, the trigonometric
functions of general angles of rotation are introduced.

PREREQUISITE:       MP2 or MTH 015
[Mathematics Placement Level 2 (MP2) is determined by the scores of
high school math courses and/or Regents Exams or by score on the

REQUIRED TEXT:
Explorations in College Algebra, Fifth Edition (new)
Authors: Kime, Clark and Michael
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2011
Supplement (bundled with the textbook)
Technical Mathematics: Selected Materials
Authors: Paul and Michael Calter
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 20001
For those instructors who are interested, WileyPlus software is
bundled with new texts purchased at the bookstore or available for
student purchase online. You can utilize it in your classroom to
assign homework or quizzes that are graded automatically and
REQUIRED MATERIAL:
Graphing Calculator: TI-83, 84 or 89 series are all acceptable
MTH 116 COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY SYLLABUS
Text: Explorations in College Algebra,            Supplement: Technical Mathematics
5th edition                                             by Calter and Calter
by Kime, Clark and Michael                              John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2001
John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2011

Explorations in College Algebra

Topic                                                   Chapter              Section

An Introduction to Functions                                      1                2–5
Rates of Change and Linear Functions                              2                1 – 3, 5 – 8
Systems of Linear Equations                                       3                1, 2
Properties of Exponents and Logarithms                            4                1 – 3, 5, 6
Exponential Growth and Decay                                      5                1-5
Using Logarithms to Solve Exponential Equations                   6                1
Power Functions                                                   7                3

Trigonometry Supplement
Chapter 7         Right Triangles and Vectors
Section 7.1    Cover conversion between radian and degree measure
Section 7.2    Delete references to the reciprocal functions
Section 7.3    Delete references to the reciprocal functions
Section 7.4    Solving right triangles using assorted strategies
Include just a few simple applications

Chapter 17        Graphs of the Trigonometric Functions
Section 17.1   Amplitude, period, and frequency of periodic functions.
Graph of y  a sin x
Note here how frequency is defined: number or part of a cycle completed in 1 unit of the
horizontal axis. However, most reform mathematics texts define frequency as the
number or part of a cycle completed in 2 units along the horizontal axis.
Section 17.2   Graphs of y  a sin bx only

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