Math 212-90 (1CR)                                                            Spring 2002  
CRN # 23213 

Summations Sequences & Series.

Welcome to Summations Sequences & Series.  
In this course, you will encounter beautiful theorems, one of which, the Binomial Theorem is contributed by the father of calculus Isaac Newton himself . You will develop mathematical thinking skills such as mathematical pattern recognition which is at the root of all mathematical thinking. (Some mathematicians define mathematics as the Science of Pattern). You will write and  prove  mathematical statements with a powerful mathematical method, Mathematical Induction.  You will perform these activities with mathematical rigor using and understanding the symbolic language of mathematics.  Thus you will be prepared for any  mathematics  course you take particularly the calculus sequence.


Instructor:            Dr. Siham  A. Alfred 
Office:                  S-234   South Building, 2nd Floor
Telephone:           526-1200 Ext. 8218
Email Address:     salfred@raritanval.edu.  

Office Hours:    M, W 12:30 - 1:20  T, Th, 8:10 - 9

Textbook:        Precalculus With Limits: A graphing Approach, Third Edition. by 
                         Larson, Hostetler and Edwards. Chapter 9 only
Technology:    Graphing calculator is required.

This course is a late start and  meets for 10 sessions a semester namely:
Every    Friday                    from    12:30 - 2:00          in   S-355

Date: Friday.  Section # Topic & Assessments
 Feb 22 9.1 Sequences and Series
 Mar 1 9.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Partial Sums
 Mar 8 9.3 Geometric Sequences and Series
Mar. 22 9.4 Mathematical Induction
Mar. 29 9.5 The Binomial Theorem 
Apr. 5 Exam I  First five sections 9.1 -9.5
Apr. 12 Stud. in class.  Project Presentations 
Apr. 19 9.6 counting Principles
Apr. 26 9.7 Probability
May 3 Stud. in class.  Project Presentations 
Date? Final Exam Covers all material in the course.

There will be one exam (25% each),  students'  in class Project presentations ( (25%), Homework assignments (25%)  and one final exam (25)%. This adds up to 100%

Your grade will be assigned as follows: A+: 96-100;  A: 90-95; B+: 86-89; B: 80-85
                                                            C: 70-79; D: 60-69.

See Homework Assignments on page 2.

Assignment # Page Number and Problem Numbers

9.1

p 625  # 8, 10, 14, 26, 28, 30, 32, 52, 54, 72, 76, 78, 80, 84,
              96, 100, 104, 110, 112, 124

9.2

P. 635 # 2, 4, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 38, 44, 48, 52, 70, 74, 84, 92, 96

 

9.3

P. 644 #10, 26, 28, 30, 42, 46, 50, 52, 54, 56, 68, 70, 74, 78, 84, 86, 88, 92, 102, 106

 

9.4

P. 654 # 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22, 24, 30, 32, 34, 38, 48, 52,
              54, 56, 58
Group Activity p. 653 Sums of Angles of regular polygon

9.5

P. 661 # 6, 14, 20, 30, 34, 38, 40, 44, 50, 54, 58, 60, 62, 64,
66, 74, 78, 80, 84, 90.

Group Activity p. 660 Adding the Binomial Coefficients


9.6

 

P. 871 # 2, 4, 6, 12, 14, 20, 22, 26, 32, 36, 41, 50, 54, 56, 62, 72, 74, 76

9.7

P. 682 # 2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 20, 22, 24, 28, 32, 34, 36, 42, 46, 48, 50, 56, 60, 62, 64

Chapter Project

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