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Math 19

PRECALCULUS

Class Information

Section   01
Code   40585
Units   5
Days     MTWR
Time   0730 0835
Dates   08/22/12 12/10/12
Location   DH 243



Instructor: Jie Wang
Email: jie.wang@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408 924 5086
Office: MacQuarrie Hall 318A
Office Hours:  Monday   9:00am-11:00am 
                     Tuesday  10:30 - 11:00am
                     Thursday  10:30 - 11:00am and 1:00-4:00pm
                     Or by appointment









Comprehensive final examination: 

Location DH 243 Friday, December 140715-0930


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Class News

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Take home quiz Oct 22, 2012

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Midterm Exam II will cover section 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4.

Sample for midterm II has been posted here.

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I was reminded by Miss. Thuylinh Duong that one of our homework exercise may contain an error. It is number 9 in section 2.5 as in below.


Suppose the graph of f is given. Describe how the graph of each function can be obtained from the graph of f.
(a)    
y = f(2x) − 3

shrink horizontally by a factor of 2, then shift right 3 unitscorrect shrink horizontally by a factor of 2, then shift down 3 units     9astretch vertically by a factor of 2, then shift down 3 unitsshrink vertically by a factor of 2, then shift down 3 unitsstretch horizontally by a factor of 2, then shift down 3 units
According to our textbook, it should be "shrink horizontally by a factor of 1/2, then shift down 3 units". I have contacted the WebAssign customer service and am waiting for their comments.  

Update:  From WebAssign Support

You are receiving this message because WebAssign question sprecalc6
2.5.014.defective (1695504) has been modified, which has the
potential to affect some of your assignments.

A question error was discovered in this question. The nature of the
error required a new version to remedy the problem. The older version
of the question has been marked defective and will be automatically
replaced when you next schedule the relevant assignment. For your
current students we recommend that you set the point value of the
question to zero using the assignment editor and rescore. We
apologize for any inconvenience, and if you have any questions or
concerns, please contact us.

Thanks,
WebAssign Support


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Midterm Exam I will cover section 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.10, 1.11 and section 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4.


Sample for midterm I has been posted here.

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How to purchase WebAssign access code

Students

For most classes that uses WebAssign, each student will need an access code. Note that this access code is not a password and is not required to log in to WebAssign. Access codes can be obtained in three different ways:

  • Purchase a textbook that is bundled with an Access Code Card, and enter the code after logging into WebAssign
  • Purchase an Access Code Card separately at your bookstore. For this option, before going to the bookstore, find the matching prefix for your textbook title to ensure that you purchase the correct Access Code Card. Enter the access code after logging into WebAssign.
  • Purchase an access code online after logging into your WebAssign account. A credit card or PayPal account is needed for this option.

If a student drops a class, a refund can be requested within 14 days of the online purchase date. Please contact usand include the transaction ID from the receipt or the name of the class to refund. Note: WebAssign cannot provide refunds for printed textbooks or access code cards purchased from your campus bookstore.


If you have already purchased a textbook and do not wish (or need) to use ebook in WebAssign, I would suggest you to check with staff in our bookstore and ask them if you can get some discount (although I really doubt that, but it is no hurt to ask) to buy access code alone just for reach the homework. 

I have tried WebAssign's online purchase and had no luck got opt out the ebook. That is why I think you might want to try our bookstore instead.  

On the other hand, if anyone knows how to buy access code in a cheaper way, please share your experience with all of us. You may email or talk to me with you suggestion.  

Thank you all!

Jie



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FYI: From Peer Connections
Peer Connections

The Learning Assistance Resource Center (LARC) and the Peer Mentor Program have merged to become Peer Connections.  Peer Connections is the new campus-wide resource for mentoring and tutoring.  Our staff is here to inspire students to develop their potential as independent learners while they learn to successfully navigate through their university experience.   Students are encouraged to take advantage of our services which include course-content based tutoring, enhanced study and time management skills, more effective critical thinking strategies, decision making and problem-solving abilities, campus resource referrals, and to speak with a peer who has been trained to assist other students going through the college experience. 


Our Services

In addition to offering appointments for small group and individual tutoring (same day appointments are often available) for a number of undergraduate courses, consultation with mentors is available on a drop-in or by appointment basis.   Workshops are offered on a wide variety of topics including preparing for the Writing Skills Test (WST), improving your learning and memory, alleviating procrastination, surviving your first semester at SJSU, and other college success related topics.  A computer lab is also available for student use in Room 600 of the Student Services Center (SSC).   


Our Locations

We are located in SSC 600 (the 10th Street Garage on the corner of 10th and San Fernando St.), at the 1st floor entrance of Clark Hall, and in the Living Learning Center (LLC) in Campus Village Housing Building B.  Please be sure to come see us!



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Reading Assignment: Example 9 in section 1.5 and the entire section 1.6.


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Sample Quiz has been post...


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Homework will be assigned using Web Assign (See the WebAssign website www.webassign.com), and will be due according to schedule. 

You will need the class key to self-enroll into our class.  The class key is sjsu 8277 0521. To self-enroll, please follow the following instruction:
  1. Students should go to www.webassign.net and click LOG IN.
  2. Click I Have A Class Key.  
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to confirm they are enrolling in the correct class and create their username and password.
  4. Upon subsequent returns, the student will only need to log in using their username, password, and the institution code. They should not click I Have A Class Key again.
After you log into WebAssign, you will be asked for access code at some point of time. An access code for this course should cost about $75 per user. To purchase an access code, you may refer to here for more information. 


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The SJSU Math Dept. presents the Fall 2012
Problem of the Week Competition

1st prize $50
2nd prize $30
3rd prize $20

Every Monday Professor Jackson will post a problem. Copies of the problems (and answers to the old problems) are available on the table in front of the Math office, MH
308. Solutions should be submitted to the math office by Wednesday of the following week at 12:00 pm. Answers will be posted by the Monday after the problem is due. The students with the most points throughout the semester will be eligible for the prizes above. It’s never too late to enter since the point values of the problems will increase as the semester progresses. This fall we will have two divisions, one for undergraduate students (no prior baccalaureate degree), and one for graduate students. Winners will be announced on Wed. Dec. 5. We will also submit the
names of these winners to the Scholarship committee for consideration when the Math/CS Dept. scholarships are awarded. Interested students are also encouraged to take this year’s Putnam Exam (a nationwide problem solving competition) which will be given on Sat. Dec. 1. See Professor Jackson (MH 316, phone: 924-5173, email:
bradley.jackson@sjsu.edu) for further details.

WEEK # 2 (TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH)

 

Problem 2 (6 points)

 

A Shidoku board is a 4 x 4 grid of numbers where each of the numbers 1-4 appears exactly once in each row, column and in each of the four 2 x 2 sub-grids.  Here are two different Shidoku boards: 

 

4

3

1

2

 

 

1

2

4

3

2

1

3

4

 

 

3

4

1

2

3

2

4

1

 

 

2

1

3

4

1

4

2

3

 

 

4

3

2

1

 

 

How many different Shidoku boards are there?


Week #1  Mon. Aug. 27 - Fri. Aug. 31  

Problem 1 (5 points) An inscribed hexagon of a circle has area 3.  What is the area of a circumscribed hexagon of the same circle?