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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
Calculus | Introduction to calculus. Limits, continuity of a function, rates of change, derivatives, optimization. | Tue - Thu, July 7 – 9, and |
Physics | Introduction to physics. Standard units, unit conversion, displacement, velocity, acceleration, kinematics. | Tue - Thu, July 7 – 9, and |
Physics | Describing motion. Vectors, Projectile motion, circular motion, centripetal force, gravitation | Tue - Thu, July 21 – 23, and |
Physics | Work, Energy, & Momentum. Conservation of energy, kinetic & potential energy, conservation of momentum, friction, “Amusement Park Physics.” | Tue - Thu, July 21 – 23, and |
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 |