Online Summer Mini-Courses

(Fall sessions will be scheduled over the summer.)

Course Category

Mini-Course Topic

Schedule

Pre-calc

“Best fit” modeling of real world data, using a graphing calculator. How do health professionals predict the severity of epidemics (COVID-19)? How do economists forecast financial growth? How does management of a company forecast revenue growth? We will analyze several popular algebraic “models” to predict the best fit of these examples, given the historic data that we have.

Tue - Thu, June 16 – 18, and
Tue – Thu, June 23 – 25,
all at 10:00 -11:30 AM

Pre-calc

Behavior & graphing of algebraic functions. Linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, logistic, rational.  Graphing functions with/without the aid of a calculator.

Tue - Thu, June 16 – 18, and
Tue – Thu, June 23 – 25,
all at 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Pre-calc

Circular functions & trigonometry. Measuring angles, sine & cosine functions, graphing trigonometric functions, right triangle analysis, trigonometric identities and equations.

Tue - Thu, June 16 – 18, and
Tue – Thu, June 23 – 25,
all at 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Pre-calc

Systems of equations, linear programming, matrices. Equations in two variables, inequalities in two variables, optimization using linear programming techniques, matricies and determinants.

Tue - Thu, July 7 - 9, and
Tue – Thu, July 14 - 16,
all at 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Calculus

Introduction to calculus. Limits, continuity of a function, rates of change, derivatives, optimization.

Tue - Thu, July 7 – 9, and
Tue – Thu, July 14 - 16,
all at 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Physics

Introduction to physics. Standard units, unit conversion, displacement, velocity, acceleration, kinematics.

Tue - Thu, July 7 – 9, and
Tue – Thu,  July 14 - 16,
all at 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Physics

Describing motion. Vectors, Projectile motion, circular motion, centripetal force, gravitation

Tue - Thu, July 21 – 23, and
Tue – Thu,  July 28 - 30,
all at 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Physics

Work, Energy, & Momentum.  Conservation of energy, kinetic & potential energy, conservation of momentum, friction, “Amusement Park Physics.”

Tue - Thu, July 21 – 23, and
Tue – Thu,  July 28 - 30,
all at 1:00– 2:30 PM

Physics

Electrostatics, current & voltage.  Electric charge, electric field, Coulomb’s Law, Electric current and voltage, Ohm’s Law/resistance, series & parallel circuits.

Tue - Thu, July 21 – 23, and
Tue – Thu,  July 28 - 30,
all at 4:00 – 5:30 PM