MAC1105 College Algebra with a grade of "C" or better
There are no corequisites for this course.
||This is a basic course designed to prepare the student for more
advanced mathematics. The course treats both circular and
trigonometric functions. Topics covered include fundamental concepts,
identities, graphs of the functions, the inverse functions and their
graphs, application to right and oblique triangles, trigonometric
equations, vectors, and complex numbers. Meets A.A. general education
- Lial, Hornsby, Schneider, and Daniels. Trigonometry, 10th ed., Pearson, 2012. ISBN: 0321671775
- TI-84 Graphing Calculator
||Distance Learning/Hybrid Course statement:
There is a $24.99 Lab Fee for Distance Learning courses and NO Lab
Fee for Hybrid courses.
Distance Learning and Hybrid Sections require a MyMathLab access
code. Use of MyMathLab in face-to-face sections is at the discretion
of the instructor. Contact your instructor to determine if MyMathLab
is required. For sections NOT requiring MyMathLab the textbook
listed is required.
|Program Learning Outcomes:
Global Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
The student applies an understanding of natural, mathematical and
behavioral scientific principles and methods to solve abstract and
relevant problems, using appropriate technology with inclusion of
necessary scientific and mathematical language.
Student’s Level of Achievement Based upon Student’s Performance:
The student uses relevant techniques, demonstrates excellent
observations skills for trends and patterns, collects reliable data,
reaches valid conclusions from it, performs accurate computations,
uses results to predict outcomes of similar phenomena.
The student uses some relevant techniques, demonstrates good
observation skills, collects appropriate volume of data, reaches
acceptable conclusions with a few exceptions, performs computations
with good accuracy.
The student uses questionable techniques, demonstrates fair
observation skills, collects insufficient data, reaches marginal or
invalid conclusion, performs some inaccurate computations.
The student uses faulty techniques, demonstrates poor observation
skills, exhibits unreliable data collection skills, reaches
inappropriate conclusions, and performs inaccurate and improper
Upon completion of the course the student will have sufficient
knowledge of the elements of trigonometry to apply it to problems
encountered in other courses, such as physics or calculus, or to use
the elements of trigonometry as encountered in jobs such as
surveying, engineering technology, etc.
|Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
- Use the trigonometric functions, similar triangle proportions,
and the Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems involving
- Use coterminal and reference angles to evaluate functions of
- Solve circular problems involving linear velocity, angular
velocity, and areas of circular sectors.
- Sketch graphs of trigonometric functions and inverse
- Verify trigonometric identities.
- Solve trigonometric equations.
- Solve oblique triangles, using the Law of Sines and the Law
- Use vectors to solve problems involving magnitude and
- Convert complex numbers from algebraic form to
trigonometric form, and vice-versa.
- Perform mathematical operations on complex numbers in
trigonometric form, such as: multiplication, division, raising
to powers, and extracting roots.
|Methods of Evaluation:
|| It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
|Student Email Accounts
||Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
|| For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.