Plane Trigonometry

Course Details

Course Number: Math 1433  Section Number: 401

Summer II 2011

Location: Bolin Hall

Classroom Number: 209

Days & Times:

MTWR  10:00 am - 12:10 pm

Course Attachments

Class Schedule  Daily Schedule-20120329-170049.docx


Eighth Edition by Ron Larson Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning
  ISBN: 978-1-4390-4907-5

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. David Tucker   
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Course Objectives

The student will study the following topics from trigonometry

Trigonometric functions

Identities and    equations


Complex numbers.

Course Expectations

Each student must have a graphing calculator

Preferably, the student will have a TI-83, TI-84, TI-86, or TI-89

If the student has a TI-89, the student will only be allowed to use the features common to a TI-84 on quizzes and tests


Due to the compressed nature of the summer session, it is recommended that the student only use a calculator with which she/he is familiar

Grading Standards

The final grade for the course will be determined by a  combination of exams, in-class work, and homework.  Regular homework will be assigned, but only certain assignments will be turned in.  Each  assignment turned in will be due at the beginning of the period specified by the instructor.   Each homework assignment turned in will be graded with the same weight as an in-class work. 

      The weight of each portion of the course will be as follows:

                                                                                                                                                                                Grade for Course



Cumulative Percent


Hour Tests (3)


90% - 100%


In-class work/Homework


80% -  89%


Final Exam


70% - 79%




60% - 69%




0% - 59%



Final Exam8/4/2011  10:10 am - 12:10 pm

Submission Format Policy

Homework assignments should be done neatly and completely on 8 1/2 by 11 paper.  The problems should be in order, and the answers should be clearly marked.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Late assignments will not be accepted

No make-ups will be given for missed in-class work

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements


Each student is expected to attend every meeting of the class.  The student should arrive before the start of the class and stay until the instructor dismisses the class.  If a student must miss a class, arrive late, or leave a class early, that student should inform the instructor before the beginning of the class period, if at all possible.  No matter what, each student is expected to be courteous to the instructor and the other students in the class, and not be a disruption to the class.

Other Policies


Use of cell phones to call or text others inside or outside of the classroom will not be tolerated.  The only legitimate use of cell phones in the classroom would be to take a picture of work on the board.  Otherwise, cell phones should be turned off and put away.  Use of cell phones during tests is strictly forbidden.

Students are permitted to use computers, I-pads, or notebooks during class to take class notes, but surfing the web, checking e-mail, or  communicating with others inside or outside of the classroom is not permitted.  Again, use of them on a test is strictly forbidden.


Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and may result in penalties

Each student is expected to do his or her own work on all graded assignments.  ANY EVIDENCE OF CHEATING OR UNAUTHORIZED GROUP EFFORT WILL RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY ACTION which may range from a zero on the assignment to an F in the course.  Students may discuss and compare homework problems outside of class.


 Note:   Any student experiencing difficulty with this course has an obligation to himself and the rest of the class to seek help in mastering the material.  The first step is to take advantage of the office hours set up by the instructor.  If the listed hours are unsuitable, see the instructor after class for individual appointments at mutually agreeable times.  Help should be sought as soon as the problem becomes apparent.  Putting it off will only make things worse!  Experience shows that students who study in groups with other students from the class do better, in general, than students who try to work alone.  The instructor encourages students to form study groups.



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