Course Notes

You may download and print the notes for free. These notes will provide structure to the classroom only and should not be used without attending each and every lecture. These notes include all materials taught, and all required written assignments.


The course syllabus should be downloaded and read. Course information, including office hours and grading policy are outlined in this course syllabus.


Exam review guide, with solutions and videos is available for download. You should be aware this guide has separate sections for each Departmental exam. The section numbers in this guide refer to the textbook, and not my class notes. If you're confused, PLEASE ASK!

COVID-19 PLAN
  • You need to follow my notes, page-by-page, and move forward—you should spend roughly 14 hours per week on this. Read, do all examples and all homework contained in the notes. If you don’t understand something you need to post your question (include page number) to Skype and I will post an embedded video to clarify. As of 03/31/2020 you should be up to page 191. As of 04/14/2020 you should be up to page 251.
  • As long a ECC is affected by COVID-19, Cengage has agreed to give free access to Cengage Unlimited. Please register immediately and try to become familiar with using this system. Testing will take place using this system. Again, IT'S FREE! My class key is: essex 8027 4104If you need to, I strongly suggest you complete the "Getting Started in WebAssign” assignment. You may also decide to do other WebAssign assignments, but it is not required. I will schedule exams using WebAssign, these exams will be based on the material covered in my notes and YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DO THIS AS SCHEDULED. I will update you via Skype. Midterm will start on Saturday the 28th and is due on the 31st. You'll have 100 minutes to complete. Yes, you need to get ready to use WebAssign! Test Number Two will start on 04/21/2020 and is due 04/27/2020. You'll have 100 minutes to complete. Review WebAssign homework problems if you did not do well on the Midterm Exam.
  • You need to get a Skype account and request contact with my Skype account (ron.bannon@gmail.com) so that I can add you to the group. Try to use Skype for all communication.
  • Join Zoom Meeting MWF 11:30; Meeting ID: 424 937 004; Password: 035742; you should join these sessions to get your questions/concerns regarding course notes/videos/WebAssign addressed. White board will be used!
  • Join Zoom Meeting MTTh 10:00; Meeting ID: 262 808 669; Password: 086985; you should join these sessions to get your questions/concerns regarding course notes/videos/WebAssign addressed. White board will be used!