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Prof. Sullivan's Math 109 Webpage
Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry
The Final Exam is on |
Tuesday Decmember 11 from 10:10 until 12:10
in Lindegren 133.
Use odd numbered seats in rows K-O.
- Instructor: Prof. Sullivan
- Office: 465 Neckers (Satellite View)
- Phone: 453-6517
- Office Hours:
- Class time & location: MWF 2:00-2:50 in Faner 1326
- Course theme song
- Textbook: Algebra and Trigonometry,
3rd Ed., by Beecher, Penna & Bittinger. You do not need a CD or any other
supplemental materials. If any are bundled to your textbook, ask the
bookstore to remove them and give you a lower price.
- http://www.pearsoncustom.com/il/siuc_math/. This site has free online tutoring. It requires as access code that should have come with you textbook. If your book does not have this you may go to the bookstore (maybe just 710 - the others may not have this) and get an access code free. It requires the Windows operating system. Since I use Linux I cannot access the site.
- The Math Department has free tutoring Sunday-Thursday evenings on the second floor of Neckers. See: http://www.math.siu.edu/helpsess.shtml.
The College of Engineering also has free tutoring in certain dorms. See: http://www.engr.siu.edu/tutoring.html
- To find a private tutor you can call the Math Dept (453-5302) and ask for the list of math students who do private tutoring. The cost is negotiated between you and the tutor. The University is not officially involved with this.
Some optional reading
Trigonometry in the News!
Can Math Settle a Fight over Fish Size?
From National Public Radio, Weekend Edition, Saturday, August 12, 2006.
The National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame wants to resolve a dispute over the size of a fish hailed since 1949 as a world-record holder. Three photos and geometry techniques may establish the actual length of the Muskie. Stanford professor Keith Devlin, Weekend Edition math expert, tells Scott Simon how math might resolve the quarrel.
- Watch out villains! The police are studying trigonometry!
Study hard and have a great semester!