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Abu Dhabi University

University College
General Education Program

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Course Syllabus
Spring 2013-2014
Mathematics for Science and Technology
MTT 101
MTG 100 with a minimum grade of C or Placement in MTT 101 according to
the MPT
None
3 Credit
Jaya Sunil Kumar
02-5015734
AD-B-G39
2F-D159

E-mail:
Jaya.kumar@adu.ac.ae
Class Time:
3:00 4:30 PM
Office Hours:
SU/TU 2:00 -3:00PM

1. Course Description
A course that provides students with background of mathematical skills essential for progression to the
study of Calculus and further engineering mathematics.
Topics include the review of Basic Algebra; Linear, Quadratic, Exponential, and Logarithmic functions
and equations (Analysis and graphs). It also includes the studying of Trigonometric Functions and
equations (including graphs and their inverses). The course defines the polar coordinates as well as the
complex numbers and explains in details the system of equations and the use of Matrices and
Determinants to solve it.
2. Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts functions and their associated graphs
2. distinguish between exponential and logarithm functions and their properties
3. solve and graph trigonometric functions and their transformations
4. get acquainted with complex numbers and polar coordinate using Demoivres and nth root
theorem
5. apply matrix and their properties in solving system of linear equations
6. develop the skills of using graphing calculators in mathematical concepts in promote selflearning and critical thinking

Expected Learning Outcomes and Associated Measures


Course Learning
Outcome

1. Demonstrate an
understanding of the
basic concepts
functions and their
associated graphs

2. Distinguish between
exponential and
logarithm functions
and their properties

3. Solve and graph


trigonometric
functions and their
transformations

Relevant College Learning Outcome


Goal 2: Critical thinking, analytical and
quantitative reasoning
demonstrate logical, mathematical and
statistical thinking in dealing with
numbers;
demonstrate problem -solving and
informed decision -making skills.
Goal 3: Technology and computer
literacy
demonstrate the use of various
technologies and software applications
such as presentations, databases,
spreadsheets, and network virtual drive
etc., to improve the quality of their
work;
apply basic computer skills identify,
retrieve, manage, store, analyze, and
communicate ideas and information;
and IT applications in their course
work
Goal 2: Critical thinking, analytical and
quantitative reasoning
demonstrate logical, mathematical and
statistical thinking in dealing with
numbers;
critically analyze others thinking and
present their own thoughts in a logical
manner;
demonstrate problem -solving and
informed decision -making skills.
Goal 3: Technology and computer
literacy
demonstrate the use of various
technologies and software applications
such as presentations, databases,
spreadsheets, and network virtual drive
etc., to improve the quality of their
work;
Goal 2: Critical thinking, analytical and
quantitative reasoning
demonstrate logical, mathematical and
statistical thinking in dealing with
numbers;
demonstrate problem -solving and
informed decision -making skills.
2

Assessment Tool(s)

On line-assignment
Hard copy
assignment/class work
Project 1
Quiz 1
Midterm
Final Exam

Assignment on Line
Hard copy
assignment/class work
Quiz 1
Midterm
Final Exam

Assignment on Line
Hard copy
assignment/class work
Project 2
Quiz 2
Midterm
Final Exam

Goal 3: Technology and computer


literacy
demonstrate the use of various
technologies and software applications
such as presentations, databases,
spreadsheets, and network virtual drive
etc., to improve the quality of their
work;
Goal 2: Critical thinking, analytical and
quantitative reasoning
demonstrate logical, mathematical and
statistical thinking in dealing with
numbers;
4. Get acquainted with
complex numbers and Goal 3: Technology and computer
polar coordinate
literacy
using Demoivres and demonstrate the use of various
nth root theorem
technologies and software applications
such as presentations, databases,
spreadsheets, and network virtual drive
etc., to improve the quality of their
work;

5. Apply matrix and


their properties in
solving system of
linear equations

6. Develop the skills of


using graphing
calculators in
mathematical
concepts in promote
self-learning and
critical thinking

Assignment on Line
Quiz 2
Final Exam

Goal 2: Critical thinking, analytical and


quantitative reasoning
demonstrate logical, mathematical and
statistical thinking in dealing with
numbers;
demonstrate problem -solving and
informed decision -making skills

Assignment on Line
Final Exam

Goal 3: Technology and computer


literacy
demonstrate the use of various
technologies and software applications
such as presentations, databases,
spreadsheets, and network virtual drive
etc., to improve the quality of their
work;
apply basic computer skills identify,
retrieve, manage, store, analyze, and
communicate ideas and information;
and IT applications in their course
work

Assignment on Line
Project 1
Project 2

3. Weekly Outline
Week
1-2

3-4

5-7

8-9

10

11

12-13

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Topic

Readings (Textbook)

Functions
Graphing Functions
Transformations of Functions
Operations on Functions
Inverse Functions
Project 1 (Graphs with applications)
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Quiz 1 (Chapters 3 & 5)
Trigonometric Functions
Angles and Their Measure
Solving Right Triangles
Properties of Trigonometric Functions
More General Trigonometric Functions (Graphs)
Inverse of Trigonometric Functions
Project 2 (Graphs with applications)
Trigonometric Functions and Conditional Equations
Basic Identities and their Use
Sum and Difference Identities
Double-angle and Half-angle Identities
Product-to-Sum and Sum-to-Product Identities
Trigonometric Equations
Midterm (Chapters 3, 5, and 6)
Additional Topics in Trigonometry
Law of Sines
Law of Cosines

Chapter 3
Sec 3.2 Sec 3.3
&
Sec 3.5 Sec 3.6

Chapter 5
Sec 5.1, Sec 5.3, 5.5

Chapter 6
Sec 6.1
and
Sec 6.3 Sec 6.6

Chapter 7
Sec 7.1- 7.5

Chapter 8
Sec 8.1 Sec 8.2

Polar Coordinates
Polar Coordinates and Graphs
Complex Coordinates and Demoivres Theorem
Quiz 2 (Chapters 7 & 8)
Systems of Equations and Matrices
Solving System of Linear Equations using Gauss-Jordan
Elimination
Matrix Operations
Solving System of Linear Equations using Inverse
Matrix Methods
Determinants and Cramers Rule
Partial Fraction Decomposition
Review

Chapter 8 (continue)
Sec 8.4 Sec 8.5

Chapter 10
Sec 10.2 Sec 10.5

Hand outs
All chapters above

Common Final Exam

4. Pedagogy Learning Process


The instructors will expect students to participate actively in their own learning. Learning activities will
include lectures, class work, homework exercises, project, group discussion, and some group activities. Both
group and individual work will be expected. Students will be expected to use the MathLab for on-line
homework as well as extra practice to enhance the learning and fulfill their individual study plan.
Students will also be expected to read the textbooks or other assigned reading outside of class and to
participate in the critical evaluation of the material through small-group, class discussion and
individual/team project.
5. Textbook and Learning Materials
a. Textbook
Precalculus seventh Edition
2011 | Barnett, Ziegler, Byleen, Sobecki | McGraw-Hill Higher Education USA
b. Internet and World Wide Web Site
www.Connect.com
www.webgraphing.com
www.desmos.com
c. Other Resources
Handouts may be given to students
Precalculus, Seventh Edition
2007 | Demana, Waits, Foley, Kennedy | Pearson Education USA
College Algebra with Trigonometry, Ninth Edition
2011 | Barnett, Ziegler, Byleen, Sobecki | McGraw-Hill Higher Education USA
6. Assessment of Student Learning
Assessment Weights and Descriptions
Assessment Tool
Assignment on-line

Percentage
10%

Hard copy assignment/class work

10%

Project

10%

Quizzes

20%

Midterm Exam

20%

Final Exam

30%

Description
Students will be given at least one assignment
for each chapter throughout the course.
Assignments will be given on line on Connect
as part of the self learning.
Student will be given graphing manually
assignment on chapters 3, 5, and 6to enhance
the learning of graphing manually.
Students will be given two projects to graph
functions on any graphing tool (Graphing
calculator, web graphing, etc.) and apply an
application on it (5% each)
Students will be given two quizzes to ascertain
the students understanding of the material
covered in the course (10% each).
Quiz 1 includes chapters 3 and 5
Quiz 2 includes chapters 7 and 8
It will evaluate the students understanding of
topics covered and discussed in chapters 3, 5,
and 6
It covers all the material studied in the course.

7. Grading Key
Grade
A
B+
B
C+
C
D+
D
F
I

Percentage
90-100
85-89
80-84
75-79
70-74
65-69
60-64
Less than 60
N/A

Grade Point
4
3.5
3
2.5
2
1.5
1
0.0
0.0

8. Attendance
For all students, absence is marked at a maximum of 30% of total class time. Final dismissals (WA) will be
posted on the students academic record. The calculation of the absence percentage is based on the total
number of class meetings, regardless of the length of the meetings. For example, if a class meets once a
week for 15 weeks, then a student would need 5 absences to reach the 30% threshold.
Students will be considered absent if they do not arrive on time for a lesson. Taking attendance will start on
the first day of classes and will continue until the last day of classes in the semester.
Final Dismissal will not be waived under any circumstances. The Registrar's Office will accept excuses
only from students missing an exam/major assignment due to absence. Students will be permitted to take a
make-up exam, if its weight is at least 10% of the course total mark upon approval of a legitimate excuse.
Exams/Tests will be repeated when serious reasons similar to the following take place and documented
evidence are submitted to the Office of the Registrar on the day student returns to class.
Hospitalization,
Contagious Disease,
Death, may God forbid, of an immediate family member (father, mother, sibling, husband, son,
daughter, grandparent),
Car Accident,
Job Requirement (special assignment), with prior written approval from the Office of the Registrar
Al Haj
Al Umra trips are not valid excuses for students to be absent.
Al Haj
If the student wishes to leave for Al Haj, the instructor has to be informed in advance. If a mid-term exam
happens to be scheduled during that period, the student will have the right for a makeup exam. If a final
exam happens to be scheduled during that period, the student will be asked to file an incomplete with the
Office of the Registrar. In this case, the student has to submit evidence that he/she has been to Al Haj (i.e.
passport showing entry date to and/or exit date from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).
In the case of excused absence for a final exam, the student has to apply for an Incomplete (I) grade at
the Office of the Registrar within 48 hours of the exam.
9. Academic Integrity
The mission of ADU includes developing students sense of ethics, morality, and social responsibility.
Students at ADU have the fundamental obligation to conduct themselves with utmost integrity. To ensure
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an education environment characterized with Academic integrity (AI), ADU has revised its Academic
Integrity Policy (AIP).
The revised Academic Integrity Policy (AIP) copies available on the intranet under the link of the Office
of Academic Integrity (OAI) has identified violations of AI punishable by serious penalties, including
dismissal from ADU. The types of violations identified in AIP, along with the description and examples
of each violation, are:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Cheating
Plagiarism
Fabrication of data
Presenting false credentials
Collusion
Free Riding

At the beginning of each semester, your instructor will review the essential elements of AIP in class and will
describe the intrinsic values of compliance, and the consequences of non-compliance (i.e., penalties) with
the Policy. In addition, OAI undertakes a widespread AI Awareness Campaign at the beginning of each
semester to educate students about AI issues and the ways students can avoid violations.
In view of resources provided by ADU in this regard, all students are expected to strictly comply with the
tenet of AIP and conduct themselves with highest degree of integrity and ethical conduct. Students in need
of additional information or assistance are requested to seek help from OAI.
Failure to comply with the provisions of AIP will have severe consequences, including dismissal from
ADU.
10. Learning Support Center (LSC)

LSC is a free of charge to all ADU students by students mentors as well as faculty.
LSC operating under the University College (UC) is an academic support resource designed to
assist students to cope with the University basics delivered in the UC.
LSC is located at the entrance of the library in both sides male and female in AD campus and in AA
campus.
LSC is open daily from Sunday to Thursday from 10:00am to 5:00pm

11. Miscellaneous
Mobile phones: A student whose mobile phone rings during class will be asked to leave the
classroom and will receive a half absence. Should this happen during an exam, the student will not
be allowed to retake the exam at another time, while at the same time receiving a full absence.
Eating/Drinking/Smoking: Students will be requested to refrain from engaging in these activities
while in class.
Only emails from university-provided email accounts will be recognized and used in this course.