James B. Hart

Associate Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Middle Tennessee State University
Office: KOM 226E    Phone: (615) 898-2402
Email: Jhart@mtsu.edu

 

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Fall 2014 

OFFICE HOURS (Starting August 25)

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

Other times by appointment

EMERGENCY POLICY
In the event of severe weather or other emergency, class will meet unless the University is closed.  If Murfreesboro CITY SCHOOLS are closed, then graded activities will be postponed until the first day CITY SCHOOLS reopen.  New material covered during the postponement period will not be added to the postponed activities.  If needed, additional information will be sent to the class via the email addresses on my class roll.  

Class Links

Precalculus Competency Test
 Try Calculus I Practice Final.
 Try Calculus II Practice Final.
Try Calculus III Practice Final
 Try Trigonometry Practice Final.

Class Handouts

PRECALCULUS TOPOLOGY
Trigonometry Handout No. 1
Trigonometry Handout No. 2  
Trigonometry Handout No. 3  
Review for Algebra Test (Sect 6)
Trigonometry Skill Drill  
Key to Review for Algebra Test  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Fall 2014 Teaching Schedule

Topology (Math 4270/5270-001) 
This is an advanced theory-based course which will explore topology and assumes completion of Math 3460.  Topics covered include fundamental definitions, examples of topological spaces, separation axioms, compactness, and continuity.  This course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays in KOM 205 between 1:00 PM and 2:25 PM.

Click here for topology notes   

Precalculus (Math 1730-006) 
This introductory course serves as the prerequisite for the Calculus sequence. Topics covered include basic algebra skills; definition of, and arithmetic for, functions; classes of functions; and applications.  This course meets in KOM 200 Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10:20 AM and 11:15 AM as well as Tuesday between 11:20 AM and 12:15 PM.  

Precalculus (Math 1730-007) 
This introductory course serves as the prerequisite for the Calculus sequence. Topics covered include basic algebra skills; definition of, and arithmetic for, functions; classes of functions; and applications.  This course meets in KOM 224 Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 11:30 AM and 12:25 AM as well as Thursday between 11:20 AM and 12:15 PM.

IMPORTANT:  These sections of precalculus use the Pathways to Calculus workbook.  (The textbook is online only.)  The workbook includes an access code for the textbook and may be purchased in the bookstore or online at www.rationalreasoning.net.

Click here for Math 1730 Algebra Review.         

 

  

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     MATH HELP LABS
    

Lab times to be announced.

KAHN ACADEMY
Instructive Math Videos for All Occasions

MATH OPEN REFERENCE

 

MIT ONLINE LECTURES
Lectures in Advanced Mathematics

 

 

 

 

Links to Professional Organizations

Stuff to Read

Edward Bulwer-Lytton Competition

Palindromic Sentences

Process Philosophy and Premonition (1986 Honors  Thesis)      Red Tide (A Short Story)
                                    
Solving Cubic and Quartic Equations      Residuated Lattices and Posets (Seminar Notes)
   
   
 
 

 

 

 

 

Personal Information

I was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 18, 1963.  My earliest recollection is the assassination of M.L. King, Jr.  I thought someone had shot Burger King.  I attended J.L. McClellan High School (some years later), where I played bass clarinet in the marching band and learned how to type.  I also learned that if you mix every chemical in the chemistry lab together and pour it all down the sink, you can make a really great geyser (and get the building evacuated).

I fell in love with mathematics at Hendrix College, where I graduated with High Honors in 1986. (I stayed away from the chemistry lab.)  I got my doctorate in mathematics at Vanderbilt University in 1991, and I have been at MTSU since then.

 


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