Course Syllabus MATH 1720-001
Summer Semester 2009

Meeting times:

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 7:30 - 9:50.


Kirksey Old Main Building, Room 205


Jan Zijlstra, Ph.D.

Office :
Web Materials:

Kirksey Old Main 257    (615) 898-2691/5422

Office Hours:

Mon, Tue, Wed & Thu:  13:10 - 14:30.
Other times by appointment, please.

Prerequisite: Math 1710 (College Algebra) must have been completed with a grade of C or better.
Note: Contact your instructor immediately if this requirement has not been met.
Textbook: Trigonometry, 9th Edition by Lial Hosrnsby and Schneider. Pearson, 2009. ISBN: 0 - 321- 52885 - 9.
Calculator: Texas Instruments TI83(plus) or TI84 graphing calculator.
Miscellaneous: Engineering pad, straight-edge with centimeter scale, compasses and pens in three different colors.
Main Topics:
  1. Angle Relationships and Similar Triangles
  2. Trigonometric Functions
  3. Radian Measure
  4. The Unit Circle and Circular Functions
  5. Graphs of Circular Functions
  6. Trigonometric Identies
  7. Inverse Circular Functions
  8. Solving Trigonometric Equations
  9. The Laws of Sines and Cosines
  10. Vectors and Trigonometry
  11. Complex Numbers
  12. Polar Equations and their Graphs
  13. Parametric Equations
Grading: Scale :
  • 4 In-Class Exams @ 100 points each and a Comprehensive Final Exam@ 200 points
  • A: 100-90, B+: 89-87, B:86-83, B-: 82-80, C+: 79-77, C:76-73, C-: 72-70, D+: 69-67, D:66-63, D-: 62-60, F: < 60 points.
Absences: Tests can be made up only with a Valid University Excuse, see Student Handbook for details.
  • Recommended self-study time is a minimum of class meeting times, approx. 3 hours per day.
  • If you have a disability that may require assistance or accomodation, or you have questions related to accomodations for testing, note-takers, readers, etc., please contact me as soon as possible. You may also contact the Office of Disabled Student Services (898-2783) with questions about such services.
  • To retain Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship eligibility, you must earn a cumulative TELS GPA of 2.75 after 24 attempted hours and a cumulative TELS GPA of 3.0 thereafter. A grade of C, D, F, or I in this class may negatively impact TELS eligibility. Dropping a class may also impact eligibility; if you withdraw from this class and it results in an enrollment status of less than full time, you may lose eligibility for your lottery scholarship.
July 6 : First Day of Class
July 7 : Last day to drop without a grade.
July nn: Last day to drop with a  grade of 'W'. No 'W' will be granted after this date.
Thursday, August 6: Last Day of Classes, Final Exam.