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MTH112 Elementary Functions

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Investigates trigonometric functions, equations and identities. Examines right and oblique triangles, vectors, polar coordinates, parametric equations, and complex numbers. Explores topics graphically, numerically, symbolically, and verbally. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Prerequisite: (MTH 111 or MTH 111B or MTH 111C), RD 115, and WR 115, or equivalent placement. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 40049

From the Instructor:

MTH 112 is specifically designed for students who plan to subsequently Calculus. During the quarter we will study applications of trigonometric functions and identities, right and oblique triangles, vectors, polar coordinates, parametric equations, and complex numbers.

This online course will be using Desire2Learn this term. To login to your course, please go to: https://my.pcc.edu and click on the Desire2Learn login.

In this online course the major topics have been divided into sections. Each section contains a collection of 'chapters' of online lecture notes that each focus on a particular aspect of the subject. Each week you will be expected to study a few 'chapters' of online lecture notes and read the corresponding sections of your textbook and do the suggested practice problems.


It is not easy to learn mathematics via a computer. The time you would spend in class will instead be spent reading and studying mathematics on your computer and in your textbook. You will be trying to teach yourself the material. To be successful in this class, you must be an independent learner and pretty comfortable using a computer.

This course, like other math courses, is time-intensive. (In fact, on-line classes often require a bigger time commitment than on campus classes.) Classes like this one typically require about five hours each week reading and studying the material available online (just like attending class) and an additional eight to twelve hours reading the textbook, doing homework, and studying.

Please assess your situation, and determine if you will be able to commit this kind of time to the class. Also think about the type of learner you are. On-line courses are a terrific option, especially for independent, self-motivated learners. If this does not describe you, consider why it is you are thinking about taking this type of class, and if it really is a medium that will give you the best chance to succeed. DO NOT TAKE MTH 112 ONLINE BECAUSE YOU THINK IT WILL BE EASIER THAN AN ON-CAMPUS CLASS. For most students, it is MORE challenging online than on-campus.
Course Specific Requirements:

There are two proctored paper-and-pencil exams (the Midterm and Final). There will be scheduled times to take those exams at the Sylvania Campus, but if you cannot make those times you can make alternative arrangements to take them at a college testing center (either at PCC or another college). Otherwise, the entire course can be completed from a computer that has internet access.

You will need Microsoft Word and, once the course begins, you'll be provided an access code for the software Math Type that you'll be required to use to compose the math you write on four graded worksheets. (If you want to use other software for homework assignments you will need to obtain permission from the instructor.)

You will need Macromedia's *free* Shockwave Player to access some of the multimedia in this course. It only takes a moment to install if you don't already have it on your computer. While you are there, you may as well download the *free* Flash Player as well.
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
To register, you need the CRNs (ex. 22398) of your selected classes.
Please note that for many courses, additional fees may apply.
To find textbooks, you need the CRN, Campus, Term & Course Number (ex. BA101).
  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
WEB » 40049 - 22-Sep-2014 thru 13-Dec-2014
Instructor: Peter R Haberman
Notes: See inst webpage at - spot.pcc.edu/academ/math/index.htm
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact Sylvania

This page includes one section only, more sections may exist for this class.