MTH 42 COURSE SYLLABUS

Instructor :                    Bob Hillenbrand            (Office E105)

Phone: 278-5809

E-mail: bhillenbrand@bmcc.cc.or.us

Office Hours:                E-105:  M - F 8:30 - 8:50, M 10 - 12, W 11 - 1, F 11 - 12.

Course Title:                  MTH 42 Technical Math

Course Credits              4

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

The central theme of this course is working with proportions.

1.     Fraction arithmetic and solving proportion problems

2.     Measurement and unit conversion

3.     Geometry

a.     Area and volume

b.     Displacement

c.     Compression ratio

4.     Direct and inverse proportions

a.     volume, weight, and density

b.     force, area and pressure

c.     leverage and torque

d.     Gear ratios, torque and rpm

e.     Ohm’s Law and Watt’s Law

f.      Resistor Circuits

5.     Percentages

6.     Angle of applied force: sine and cosine as percentages

PREREQUISITES AND CLASS POLICY

A grade of a C or higher in MTH 25 or placement using the college placement exam is required for this course. Students who have not met this prerequisite will be expected to register for the appropriate course. Students are expected to attend class every day and arrive on time.

MAKEUP TEST POLICY

A student is expected to take all tests at the scheduled times unless there are circumstances outside his or her control that prevent the student from being present. If a test is missed without an adequate excuse, no make up will be given.

FINAL

The final for this course will be a retest of your test with the lowest score. The grade you earn on this test will replace the previous score (for better or worse).

Ten Tests                                                                                              1000 points

900-1000 points  A

800-899 points     B

700-799 points     C

600-699 points     D

0-599 points         F

EXPECTED STUDENT BEHAVIOR

Students enrolled in this course are expected to exhibit conduct considered to be acceptable in a college setting. “Disruptive behavior” is any type of student activity that interrupts the normal flow of information exchange in the classroom in a negative way. Examples of disruptive behavior include: excessive talking with out being recognized by the instructor, late arrival in class, argumentative behavior extending beyond normal classroom interchange, name calling, profane or racist statements. Such disruptive conduct will not be tolerated because such conduct interferes with the financial and educational investments of other students. The instructor will request that a student leave the classroom if his or her behavior is deemed disruptive. Re-admission to the class can occur only after consultation with the instructor and a student services representative depending upon the severity of the incident.

SPECIAL SERVICES AND STUDENT ACCOMMODATIONS

Persons having questions about or requests for special needs and accommodation should contact the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management at Blue Mountain Community College, 2411 N.W. Carden Pendleton OR 97801, Phone 541-278-5774 or TDD 541-278-2174.

CHEATING

Cheating in any form will not be tolerated. During examinations the following conduct is expected:

1. Students must place all books and notes underneath their desks and scratch paper must be removed from any notebooks before the test is handed out.

2. Once the test begins, there is no talking, whispering, gesturing, or looking at other student’s papers.

If a student is caught in the overt act of cheating, he or she will receive a failing grade in the course and be referred to student services. The student may not re-enter the course.

SYLLABUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

The Syllabus may change depending upon the needs of a particular class. Please verify test dates and other due dates with your instructor.