MAC 1105
 College Algebra -Fall 2006

College Algebra (CRN 83175)


Instructor: Dr. M.  Rahman


6:00-7:15pm  MW
Class  Bldg. 10/Rm. 1353


Office:  Bldg. 14/ Room 2718; Phone:  620-3748

Office hour: 4:50-5:50pm MW/Appointment

Textbook: College Algebra- 9th ed. by Lial Hornsby, and Schneider



Credit hours: 3 

Tentative Schedule:



 Chapter  R.  Review of basic concepts


 Chapter  1.   Equations and inequalities


 Chapter  2.   Graphs and functions


 Chapter  3.   Polynomials and rational functions


 Chapter 4.    Exponentials and logarithmic functions


 Chapter 5.    Systems and matrices


Grade Allocation :

3 Exams :      45 % 
Final Exam:  25 % 

Homework 15%

Quiz- 15%


The will be included only to improve your grades

90 to 100 %A

80 to  89 % B

70 to  79 % C

60 to  69 % D

Below 60 % F


Important Deadlines:

         Last day to withdraw ( with 25% refund)  September 22nd

         Last day to withdraw (no refund)  November 9th

         Holidays (no classes or office hours)    Labor Day- Sept. 04th , Veterans Day- Nov 10th, Thanksgiving- Nov. 23-26th ,

         Exam 1: Sept. 18, 2006(Monday)

         Exam 2: Oct. 25, 2006(Wednesday)

         Exam 3:  Nov. 22, 2006(Wednesday)

         Final Exam is Monday, Dec.  11, 6:00-7:50pm. 

Technology: A graphing calculator (e.g. TI83) is recommended but not required. Graphing calculators which perform symbolic manipulations (e.g. TI89, TI92) will not be allowed for tests and quizzes. You may use ordinary scientific calculators, but no graphing calculators are allowed for quizzes or exams (including the Final) unless otherwise specified by the instructor.


Attendance:  is required; parts of this class may be in a cooperative learning format. You will be assigned group work in and out of class. Repeated absences (more than 4 unexcused) will result in lowering your grade in the course. Students absent for university sponsored events or must make arrangements for making up the work they will miss before they are absent.

Homework: is required. Selected problems from your textbook will be assigned and graded. Late homework will not be accepted without a valid reason.


Disability Resource Center: If you believe that you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact Disability Resource Center IN Bldg. 10-Room 1201.


Disclaimer:  The instructor reserves the right to amend this syllabus at any time. Changes will be announced in class. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of any changes.


General Education Outcomes:

MAC 1105 is designed to satisfy the following criteria from the Central Student Outcomes of General Education:

We reach this goal by devoting about  one two-thirds of the course to manipulating expressions, solving equations, solving inequalities, and studying functions(linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic). This portion of the course will include the concepts needed to understand these topics, the skills needed to apply the concepts, and a discussion of the scope of the concepts.

We reach these goals by studying variety of equation solving:  linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic. The techniques learned to solve equations will be applied to solve various types of word problems.