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MTH 112: Elementary Functions

F. Patricia Medina
Department of Mathematics. Oregon State University

Welcome to Math 112!

F. Patricia Medina MTH 112: Elementary Functions


Welcome to Math 112!

Figure: Hipparchus, credited with compiling the first trigonometric table, is


known as ”the father of trigonometry”[Boyer (1991). ”Greek Trigonometry and Mensuration”. A
History of Mathematics. p. 162. ]

F. Patricia Medina MTH 112: Elementary Functions


We will study...

1 Triangle trigonometry.
2 Circular functions and graphs.
3 Trigonometric equations and identities.
4 Inverse trigonometric functions.
5 Polar coordinates.
6 Vectors and applications.

F. Patricia Medina MTH 112: Elementary Functions


Assesments

4 Quizzes ( 16 % )
MyMathlab Hw (11 % )
Group work (8 % )
Midterm Exam 1 ( 20 % )
Midterm Exam 2 ( 20 % )
Final Exam (25 % )

F. Patricia Medina MTH 112: Elementary Functions


On line homework (MyMathlab)

1 Due every Sunday by 11:59pm


2 3 tries for each problem (practice more, if you use more than 1
try or any help to solve it)
3 Half credit for problems turned in after due date

F. Patricia Medina MTH 112: Elementary Functions


Calculators: you need 2
Graphing calculators are allowed
in Midterm # 2 and the Final. May
be borrowed from the Valley
Library.
Recommended calculators:

Only a 4-function calculator in


allowed on Midterm # 1.

Figure: TI-83 or TI-84


F. Patricia Medina MTH 112: Elementary Functions
Calculators: Not Allowed
You may NOT use a calculator with a CAS (Computer Algebra
System), such as a TI-89

F. Patricia Medina MTH 112: Elementary Functions


To-do list

Before class on Wednesday:


Read the syllabus
Check the course website:
http:
//www.science.oregonstate.edu/~medinaf/mth112_S15
Print first group activity for tomorrow’s recitation (link available
on the course website)
Before the end of this week (Sunday at 11:59PM):
Register for MyMathLab (use ONID email and course code
medina53675)
Do MyMathLab Homework #1

F. Patricia Medina MTH 112: Elementary Functions