TO THE SPRING 2009 STUDENT OF THE COURSE:    
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
MTH 160B SECTION 602 [12448] FOR 4 CREDIT HOUR

INSTRUCTOR:     Mr. William Thayer
TEXTBOOK:     COLLEGE ALGEBRA, 4th edition,
                                by Hornsby, Lial and Rockswold
MATERIAL COVERED:   See the   COURSE SCHEDULE or
The Mathematics Department's Course Syllabus
WEB SITE:         http://www.jug.net/wt         EMAIL:     w@stlcc.us

OFFICE HOURS:     Mon., Wed. & Fri. from 12:50 to 1:30 p.m. in SW 218* or
OFFICE HOURS:     Mon., Wed. & Fri. from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. in SW 218*

                                *Other places or times are available and by appointment.
OFFICE TELEPHONE: 314 984 7866 or PREFERS HOME TELEPHONE: 314 821 5299 or CELL 314 446 9020.

TESTS:     8 tests and/or projects are given as shown on the Course Syllabus for 100 points each and a comprehensive final for 200 points. No make-up tests may be taken. A missed test is a zero test score and late projects or reports result in loss of many points. Tests are graded and returned as soon as possible but certainly less than a week.

GRADES AND THE GRADE SCALE:     The final grade is based on the 1000 points above plus any extra credit class or notebook points. This sum is divided by 10 for an average which is scaled to the following course grade:

ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED:

  1. Each student is expected to attend every class and arrive on time including the final exam.
  2. FINAL EXAM: Monday, May 18 from 1:00 to 2:50 p.m.
  3. Over Four class absences during the semester will result in a course grade of F. Each two times tardy or two times missing some part of class will count as one absence.
  4. Call me before hand if you have an attendance problem or are having difficulty with this course.

ANY STUDENT NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS SHOULD SEE ME FOR ARRANGEMENTS. I AM PLEASED TO WORK WITH YOU IN ANY WAY THAT I CAN.

CHANGES: Some additions, substitutions and/or corrections to this page or syllabus will be made during the course.

FREE TUTORING and ADDITIONAL LECTURES are available for this course.

COURSE SYLLABUS INFORMATION CONTINUED: WEB URL http://www.jug.net/wt/colalg9sa.htm has syllabus information you need for this course.

PICTURES AND OTHER STUFF:
Prof. Robert Osserman's visit to mention his Gateway Arch talks and consider our students' geodesic tracks through curved spacetime* on March 26, 2009
Class pictures of Early Preperation for Spacetime Studies

*John Archibald Wheeler's "A Journer into Gravity and Spacetime" Scientific American Library Paperback, ISBN 0-7167-6034-7, 1999

Copyright © 2009 with all rights reserved by William V. Thayer