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Course Syllabus for Technical Mathematics II
Course Syllabus for Technical Mathematics II  
Course Number  MAT 205 – 01C 
Course Name  Technical Mathematics II 
Instructor  Maggie Courson 
Room  304 M 
Meeting Days/Time  Monday & Wednesday 2:15 – 4:05 PM 
Instructor Contact Information  
Office  549 M  
Phone  562 – 4271 (Voice mail available)  
Office Hours  Monday  1:00 – 2:00 PM  Office Hours held in RM 549 M 
Tuesday  12:00 – 2:00 PM  
Thursday  12:00 – 1:00 PM  
Friday  10:00 – 11:00 AM  
Other times by appointment . 
I. COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This is the second course in a twosemester sequence of intermediate algebra
and trigonometry
with technical applications. Course topics include operations on exponents and
radicals ,
exponential and logarithmic functions and equations, radians, trigonometric
functions of any
angle, sinusoidal functions and graphing, oblique triangles, vectors, complex
numbers and their
applications , inequalities, ratio and proportion, variation, and (optional) an
introduction to
statistics. If time permits, a brief intuitive approach to calculus will be
covered. The use of a
graphing calculator is required for this course to further the exploration of
these topics and their
applications.
II. COURSE PREREQUISITE :
MAT 105 – Technical Mathematics I
V. GENERAL TOPICS OUTLINE:
1. Exponents and Radicals (textbook chapter 11)
including integral exponents, rational exponents, simplification of radicals ,
basic operations
with radicals, solving equations with radicals
2. Inequalities and Absolute Value (textbook chapter 17)
including solving linear inequalities , solving equations and inequalities
involving absolute
value, solving quadratic and rational inequalities
3. Ratio, Proportion and Variation (textbook chapter 18)
including solving problems involving ratio and proportion, finding equations
involving direct,
inverse, and joint variation, solving applications involving variation
4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions (textbook chapter
13)
including exponential functions, logarithmic functions, common and natural
logarithms,
properties of logarithms, solving exponential and logarithmic equations,
(optional) curve
fitting with data approximated by exponential and logarithmic functions,
graphing on log and
semilog paper
5. Right Triangle Trigonometry Review (textbook chapter 4)
including a review of the definitions of the trigonometric functions and
applications of right
triangles
6. Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle (textbook chapter
8)
including definitions of trig functions, radian measure, applications
7. Graphs of Trigonometric Functions (textbook chapter 10)
including graphing basic sine and cosine functions, finding amplitude, period,
phase shifts and
graphs of sinusoidal functions y = a sin (bx + c) and y = a cos (bx + c),
(optional) curve fitting
with data approximated by trigonometric functions
8. Vectors and Oblique Triangles (textbook chapter 9)
including graphical addition of vectors , resolving vectors into vertical and
horizontal
components, applications of vectors, oblique triangles, law of sines , law of
cosines,
applications
9. Complex Numbers (textbook chapter 12)
including a review of basic definitions, operations on complex numbers in
rectangular form,
polar and exponential form of complex numbers, multiplication and division in
polar and
exponential form, powers and roots using DeMoivre’s Theorem
10. Statistics (Optional) (textbook chapter 22)
including definitions and terminology , frequency distributions, measures of
central tendency,
measures of dispersion, the normal distribution , standard error, fitting curves
to data,
Statistical Process Control
11. Intuitive Approach to Calculus (Optional)
(supplemental materials provided by instructor)
including limits, average rate of change, instantaneous rate of change, area
under a curve
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