**Meeting Times:** 2:00 to 2:50am, MWF in HPR 252.

**Last day to withdraw:** Friday, October 30

**Final Exam:** Monday, December 14, 5-7pm, location TBA

**Instructor:** Nathan Smith

**Office:** RBN 4007

**Contact:** 566-7216 nsmith@math.uttyler.edu

**Web Page:** http://math.uttyler.edu/nathan/

**Office Hours:** To be announced. See my web page for the
latest.

**Text:** *Trigonometry* by Lial, Hornsby, and Schneider (9th)
with MyMathLab software. ISBN-10: 0321-536002

**Course Topics:**This course provides students opportunities to
think critically, communicate and use information technology. It is a
study of the many uses of trigonometric functions of angles, degree and
radian measure, circular functions, graphs, identities, inverse
trigonometric functions, polar coordinates, solution of general
triangles, and complex numbers.

**Student Learning Outcomes:**
By the end of the course students should be able to:

- Demonstrate an understanding of measurements on the unit circle using degree and radian measure.
- Analyze applications of right triangles as well as oblique triangles to find the measure of all angles or sides, given two sides, or an angle and a side
- Sketch the graphs of trigonometric functions and of inverse trigonometric functions
- Calculate using complex numbers in their rectangular and polar forms
- Prove the validity of certain equations using trigonometric identities
- Solve problems involving linear and angular speed of objects

**Calculator Policy:** You will be allowed to use a scientific
calculator on some of the homework and tests. Graphing calculators are
not allowed.

**Grading:**

Test one | 15 % | |

Test two | 15 % | |

Test three | 15 % | |

Final exam | 30% | |

Homework/quizzes/projects | 25% |

**Homework Help:** You are always welcome to come by my office for
help with homework. I will be in my office during the posted office
hours. If I am in my office you are also welcome just to drop in. If
I can't help you immediately, we can usually find a time that is better
for both of us. Before coming to my office for homework help, you must
have at least attempted the problems that you have questions about.
You must bring your work so that I can examine it with you to determine
your strengths and weaknesses. For this reason, I strongly encourage
you to use a trigonometry notebook or folder and never come to my
office for help without it.

The Department of Mathematics provides a free tutoring service for UT
Tyler students taking lower level mathematics courses (Intermediate
Algebra through Calculus II) in the Mathematics Learning Center located
in RBN 4021. The MLC is generally open 8am-10pm Monday through
Thursday and 8am-5pm on Fridays. During these hours students have
access to free tutoring, access to computers for online homework and
Mathematica labs, and have a place to work on homework. Upon entering
the MLC students are asked for their student ID which will be scanned
for attendance and held until the student wishes to be scanned out
before leaving the lab. The MLC is a place to do work related to your
mathematics courses - it is not a general access lab used for surfing
the internet and checking email (this will be monitored by the tutors).
As such, you should expect the tutors to help you with your homework.
However, this doesn't mean that they remember how to do all of the
different types of problems. Sometimes it will be necessary for the
tutor to ask for your book to review some material before helping you.
If a tutor cannot figure something out, then they will consult with a
faculty member. Occasionally things go wrong in the MLC and we need to
hear about it. If you feel that you are not getting the help that you
need (tutors ignoring your requests for help or refusing to help due to
ignorance of a subject) or if the environment is too distracting (loud
talking, someone playing music, etc), then go to your instructor or
Joshua Jones (RBN 4004) to report your problem. It is especially
important to remember the day and time that the incident occurred. All
complaints will be kept anonymous.

**Missed work:** Missed homework cannot be made up. I will drop
a few quizzes at the end of the semester to allow for missed quizzes.
Your final exam grade will be used to replace a test grade in the event
you miss a test.

**MyMathLab:**MyMathLab
To complete the online component of this course, you will use the
website http://www.coursecompass.com
and follow the on screen instructions using the access code that comes
with your text. You will use the course id number which I will give
you when you register. Use the first letter in your first name along
with your whole last name for your login ID. If this login is already
taken then add your middle initial. They will ask you for a new
password, and it should be something only you should know and will not
forget. Computers in the fourth floor math lab (MLC, RBN 4021) should
be used whenever possible, as there will be tutors available for free
to help you with your assignments! We ask that you be considerate of
others by speaking quietly so that everyone can enjoy the facility. If
you use a computer at home, you will need to install Windows plug-ins
which are indicated on the MyMathLab website. Be sure to restart your
computer periodically to avoid quirky little mishaps. Note that you
can keep reworking homework problems before the due date to get 100% on
the assignment before submitting it. Even if you do submit it, you can
resubmit before the due date for a better grade! Another useful
feature of MyMathLab is the tutorial that you can go through if you do
not know how to work a problem. As long as you allow enough time for
each assignment, you should have no trouble earning a 100 on every
homework assignment.

**Student Academic Conduct:** It is your responsibility to learn
the material in this course for your own benefit. You should not let
this discourage you from working together on your homework but in the
end what you turn in should reflect your understanding, not just be
copied from someone else. *During quizzes, tests, and the final exam,
a code of honor will apply under which students are to work alone and
neither give help to others nor receive help from any sources.* Students
are also expected to help enforce this code. Students are encouraged to
obtain a copy of *A Student Guide to Conduct and Discipline at UT
Tyler*, available in the Office of Student Affairs.

**University Policies:** For University policies concerning
Students' Rights and Responsibilities, Grade Replacement/Forgiveness,
State-Mandated Corse Drop Policy, Disability Services, Student Absence
due to Religios Observance, Student Absence for University-Sponsored
Events and Activities, and the Social Security and FERPA Statement
please see:

http://www.uttyler.edu/academicaffairs/syllabuspolicies.pdf