Math 1060 - Spring 2009

**Instructor**: Ken Bromberg, JWB 303,
web: http://www.math.utah.edu/~bromberg/spring2009/1060

**Office Hours: **MW 1:50-2:50 and Th 1:30-2:30.

**Text:** *Precalculus, 7 ^{th} edition*,
by Larson and Hostetler, Houghton Mifflin, 2004. We will cover (most
of) chapters 4-6 and some topics from chapter 10. The rest of the
book is used in Math 1050. College Algebra (Math 1050) is not a
prerequisite; however, you should be familiar with Intermediate
Algebra (Math 1010), as summarized in Appendix A.

**Exam Dates:** There are 3 midterms, on Febuary
11, March 11, and April 15 (these are all Wednesdays). The Final
Exam is on Monday, May 4, from 10:30-12:30pm. All exams are closed
book and notes, and **calculators are not allowed**. __Please
bring a picture ID for every exam__.

**Homework: **It will be assigned weekly and is done online via
WeBWorK. I will post the assignment for each week by Thursday the week
before it is due. The computer will not accept any answers past the
deadline,
which will be every Wednesday at 11pm. You should aim to complete all
assignments well before deadline - there may be computer problems
that prevent entering any answers minutes or hours before the
deadline. A computer problem is not a valid excuse for not completing
an assignment on time. The lowest 4 scores are dropped from the
overall homework score.

**Grading Policy:** Your final grade will be determined from
the following components: homework 20%, midterms 40%, final 40%. The
lowest of the 3 midterm scores is dropped and each of the other 2
counts 20% toward the final grade.

**Make-up policy:** There are no make-ups. If you miss a
midterm, that's the one that gets dropped and the other two count
toward the final grade.

**Additional resources:** If you feel that you are falling
behind, check out the math tutoring center. It is located in the T.
Benny Rushing Mathematics Center and is open 8am-8pm M-Th and
8am-6pm
F. This service is provided by the math department and is free. I
would recommend forming groups of 5-8 or so that can meet weekly at
the same time with a tutor. There is also the ASUU Tutoring Center,
330 SSB, which offers one on one tutoring for a nominal fee.

**Calculators: **As stated above, calculators are not allowed
in exams. However, graphing calculators can be very useful when you
do your homework. You may also want to install graphing software on
your computer. If you do not own
a computer, or cannot find suitable software for your operating
system, another option is to use an online java applet, such as the
one at http://gcalc.net.