This is a web-based course which introduces trigonometry and basic calculus with applications aimed for students in the life sciences (biology, pre-med, pre-pharmacy, etc). You may access this course at the UT Distance Learning website as soon as the class roster is activated, probably Monday, 14 May.
You will use this UT Distance Learning website for three things:
We will use the book Calculus with Applications, Brief Version, 8th edition, by Margaret Lial, Ray Greenwell, and Nathan Ritchey, published by Addison-Wesley. You must purchase the book together with a MyMathLab Student Starter Kit, which will include a student access code that you will need to register at the CourseCompass website. In this class, you will spend most of your time at this website, since this is where most of the course materials (assignments and so forth) will be posted.
There are three main options for purchasing the book and access code.
Once you have bought the book you must register at CourseCompass. For this you will need to supply your email address, the course id, and your student access code. Go to coursecompass.com, locate Students, on the right, click Register, and use the course id hewitt53316.
This course includes with an introduction to trigonometry, which unfortunately is not a topic included in our textbook. Hence I will supplement the text with course materials taken from a trigonometry book by the same authors. The book I will draw the supplemental material from is A Graphical Approach to Algebra and Trigonometry, 4th edition (isbn 9780321356956). You will not need to purchase this book. However, you should be aware that the chapters I use from this book will only be available online, and not in the hard copy.
If you are having any difficulties getting started please use the mail tool on the UT Distance Learning website to contact me.