Syllabus for MA 110 (001/002) -- Analytic Geometry and Trigonometry
Fall Semester 2005

Time and Place (Lectures): 9:00-9:50  MWF, CB 349.

Instructor: Alberto Corso, POT 969, 257-3167, and

Office Hours: 11:00-11:50 MWF in POT 969 or by appointment.
You can also consult me by email.

Time and Place (Recitations): Our class is made of two sections:
      (sec. 001) 8:00-8:50am   TR, CB 215;
      (sec. 002) 9:30-10:20am   TR, CB 215.

Teaching Assistant: Sunil Nanwani, POT 706,

Textbook: Precalculus: Functions and graphs (10th edition), by E. Swokowski and J. Cole, ISBN 0-534-99990-5.

Material and Exams: The course will basically cover Chapters 1-7 in the book with three in-class midterms and one final exam.

  • Exam 1 (CB 349 - September 21, 9:00-9:50am)
  • Exam 2 (CB 349 - October 19, 9:00-9:50am)
  • Exam 3 (CB 349 - November 16, 9:00-9:50am)
  • Final Exam (CB 349 - December 13, 8:00-10:00am).
All exams are cumulative in the sense that students are responsible for all of the material that has been on previous exams.

Homework and Quizzes: Homework will be assigned, but not collected. However, you are expected to complete all of the homework problems, as well as to understand the material from the text and lectures. Each Friday there will be a ten minute quiz in class. The quizzes are to make sure that you are up-to-date on the course material. Unless otherwise announced, this will cover material from the previous week's Wednesday and Friday lectures, as well as the current week's Monday lecture.

Grades: Your grade will be determined from the letter grades using the following distribution:

  • Quizzes   15%
  • Exam 1   20%
  • Exam 2   20%
  • Exam 3   20%
  • Final Exam   25%
No cellphones or calculators allowed during quizzes and exams.

Mathematics Resource Center: The Mathskeller is located in the basement of the Classroom Building, CB 63. The opening hours are from 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00am to 5:00pm on Friday. The tutoring hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.

Attendance: Students are expected to attend all of the lectures and recitations.