Algebra & Trigonometry

Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Mathematics
Course Code
MATH 1105
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Typically Offered
Fall
Summer
Winter
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This one-semester course covers the essentials of functions (linear, quadratic, polynomial, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric), graphing, solving equations and inequalities, systems of equations, and sequences and series. It is designed to meet the needs of students who plan to go on to take Precalculus (MATH 1110), Business Calculus (MATH 1125) or Statistics (MATH 1160), or who require a Math 12-level course to transfer to technical or vocational programmes.
Course Content
  1. Review of equations and inequalities
  2. Functions
  3. Quadratic Functions
  4. Polynomial Functions
  5. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  6. Trigonometric Functions
  7. Systems of Equations
  8. Sequences & Series
Methods Of Instruction

Lecture

Means of Assessment

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy.  The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester.  Evaluation will be based on some of the following:

Weekly test 0-40%
Midterm tests 20-70%
Assignments 0-15%
Attendance 0-5%
Participation 0-5%
Final examination 30-40%

Note:  All sections of a course with a common final examination will have the same weight given to that examination.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:

  • solve word problems involving linear and quadratic equations (applications will include:  geometry problems, work problems, motion problems, mixture problems)
  • graph relations and functions on the Cartesian coordinate system (including linear, quadratic, polynomial, y=1/x, logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric, absolute value, radical and piecewise functions)
  • define a function
  • determine domains and ranges of functions and represent them using interval notation
  • use the vertical line test to determine whether a relation is a function
  • classify functions as periodic, one-to-one, piece-wise, or continuous
  • identify maxima, minima, and intervals of increase/decrease by looking at the graph of a function
  • apply function transformations (translations, dilations and reflections)
  • find and/or graph the inverse of a function
  • evaluate composite functions
  • use linear functions which model real-life situations to solve problems
  • find the vertex of a parabola by completing the square
  • use quadratic functions which model real-life situations to solve problems including optimization problems
  • solve quadratic inequalities both analytically and graphically, and express the solution in interval notation
  • graph polynomial functions
  • demonstrate an understanding of the Remainder and Factor Theorems
  • divide polynomials using long division and synthetic division
  • solve factorable polynomial equations
  • graph exponential and logarithmic functions with any base and be able to identify axis-intercepts, asymptotes, domain and range
  • understand the inverse relationship between exponential and logarithmic functions
  • convert between logarithmic and exponential forms
  • evaluate simple logarithms without using a calculator
  • change logarithms from one base to another
  • use the properties of logarithms to simplify expressions
  • solve logarithmic and exponential equations with any base
  • define sine, cosine, tangent, secant, cosecant and cotangent in terms of:  right triangles, points-in-the-plane and unit circles
  • use a calculator to find the trig values for any acute angle, and given the function value for an acute angle, find the angle
  • solve right-triangles and word problems involving right-triangles using trigonometry
  • convert from degree measure to radian measure and vice versa
  • identify special angles on a unit circle
  • use reciprocal and Pythagorean identities to simplify trigonometric expressions
  • solve simple trigonometric equations giving only the acute angle solution
  • graph the sine and cosine functions
  • from the graph of a trig function determine the period, amplitude, domain, range and phase-shift
  • solve systems of equations in two variables using substitution or elimination methods
  • solve systems of equations in three variables using the substitution method
  • distinguish between sequences and series, arithmetic sequences, arithmetic series, geometric sequences, geometric series, infinite geometric sequences, recursively defined sequences
  • describe a given sequence algebraically
  • use formulas to find terms,  positions of terms in sequences or series, arithmetic or geometric means, sums of series and sums of infinite series
  • use sigma notation to describe series
  • evaluate series designated in sigma notation
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

College Algebra and Trigonometry, Lial, Margaret, Hornsby, John, Schneider, David, Pearson Education, Inc., current edition.

Requisites

Prerequisites

MATH 1101 or DVST 0411 or BUSN 1330; or

Principles of Math 11 with a DC Mathematics Assessment Test (DCMAT) score of 20 or better; or Principles of Math 12 with a DCMAT score of 17 or better; or Precalculus 11 with a C or better and a score of 20 of better on the DCMAT; or

Precalculus 12 with a C or better and a score of 17 of better on the DCMAT; or Foundations of Math 11 with a C or better and a score of 20 or better on the DCMAT; or Foundations of Math 12 with a C or better and a score of 17 or better on the DCMAT. See the DC Calendar for information on eligibility to write the Mathematics Assessment Test.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Alexander College (ALEX) No credit 2016/05/01 to -
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO MATH 107 (4) 2013/01/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU MATH 1XX (3) 2003/05/01 to -
Coquitlam College (COQU) COQU MATH 120 (3) 2017/05/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) DOUG MATH 1105 (3) & DOUG MATH 1110 (3) = KPU MATH 1112 (3) 2005/09/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG MATH 1152 (3) 2005/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit 2005/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MATH 1XX (3) 2005/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MATH 1XXX (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) No credit, OL 2005/09/01 to 2010/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MATH 1XXX (3), OL 2011/01/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) No credit 2005/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU MATH 1XX (3) 2012/09/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU MATH 101 (3) 2010/09/01 to 2012/08/31
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2005/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2005/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC MATH 115 (3) 2005/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV MATH 110 (4) 2010/01/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) No credit 2005/09/01 to 2009/12/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC MATH 120 (1.5) 2005/09/01 to -
Vancouver Community College (VCC) VCC MATH 1061 (3) & VCC MATH 1071 (3) 2018/01/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU MATH 151 (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU MATH 1st (3) 2005/09/01 to 2010/08/31

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
13011
Tue Thu
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Snider
Wesley
Open
Online
Open lab as per posted schedule. The tentative schedule is available at http://www.douglascollege.ca/programs-courses/faculties/science-technology/mathematics/math-lab

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
32
3
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
14:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
13012
Mon Wed
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Snider
Wesley
Open
Online
Open lab as per posted schedule. The tentative schedule is available at http://www.douglascollege.ca/programs-courses/faculties/science-technology/mathematics/math-lab

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
24
11
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon Wed
14:30 - 16:20