Michael Bowen's Ventura College Start Page
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The link above takes you to a list of start pages for courses taught by Michael Bowen during the current semester.
Student Bulletin Board:
This page publishes campus-related information that may be of general interest to students.
Author and Contact Information:
Use this page to contact the author with questions, suggestions, compliments, and complaints.
Weekly Schedule, Spring 2018 (PDF):
This is a copy of the teaching, office hour, and meeting schedule for Michael Bowen that appears on the door of his office.
Tools for Mathematics:
These are tools to help students who are taking classes in mathematics or related fields.
Multiplication Tables (DOC)
Multiplication Tables (PDF)
Divisibility Rules (DOC)
Divisibility Rules (PDF)
- Sieve of Eratosthenes (PDF) with directions (HTML) (finds prime numbers)
- Powers of Ten Tutorial (HTML) (off-site; requires Java™ Runtime Environment [free download] to be installed and enabled on your computer)
Translating English Phrases into Algebraic Expressions (DOCX)
Translating English Phrases into Algebraic Expressions (PDF)
- Multilingual Vocabulary for Mathematics (possibly helpful for students whose first language is not English) (HTML)
Basic Algebra Review (DOC)
Basic Algebra Review (PDF)
- Rectangular Graph Paper:
Quadratic Functions: Questions and Answers (DOC)
Quadratic Functions: Questions and Answers (PDF)
- Transformations of Functions (HTML) (may require downloading and installation of free software to view all portions; see the page itself for details)
Essential Trigonometric Identities for Physics & Calculus (DOC)
Essential Trigonometric Identities for Physics & Calculus (PDF)
- Polar Graph Paper:
- Math V21B Maple Scripts for 3-D Visualization and Plotting Polar Functions (HTML)
- Series Convergence/Divergence Flow Chart (PDF)
- Math V21C Maple Scripts for 3-D Visualization (HTML)
- Math V22 Maple Scripts for Manipulating Matrices and Vectors (Page 1) (HTML)
- Multiplication Tables (DOC)
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