SRJC Course Outlines

5/27/2024 11:44:11 PMAGBUS 70 Course Outline as of Fall 2004

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  AGBUS 70Title:  AGRI COMPUTATIONS  
Full Title:  Agricultural Computations
Last Reviewed:4/19/2004

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 78

Catalog Description:
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Practical applications of mathematical concepts and computations for problem solving in agriculture/horticulture and forestry.


Recommended Preparation:
One year elementary algebra or equivalent with grade 'C' or better; concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Applied mathematical concepts for agriculture. Problem solving, manually & with computer assistance.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:One year elementary algebra or equivalent with grade 'C' or better; concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2010
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Calculate fundamental math operations in a variety of common modes.
2. Design, manipulate, and solve equations and problems requiring
geometric applications and dimensional analysis.
3. Formulate and solve formulas and literal equations when dealing with
practical, physical, and theoretical problems.
5. Formulate and solve quantitative operations in the areas of
depreciation, efficiency, purity, sales, and mixtures.
6. Analyze, evaluate, and solve mathematical word problems pertaining to
price, profit, labor, value, and quantity.
7. Analyze data, including . . .

Topics and Scope
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I. Basic mathematics operations
 A. Numerical operations
  1. fractions
  2. decimals
  3. percents
II. Algebra
 A. Simplification of algebraic expressions
 B. Solving equations
 C. Systems of equations
III. Dimensional Analysis
 A. Dimensional numbers
 B. Use of tables
 C. Word problems
 D. Geometric applications
IV. Percent and Applications
 A. Applications
  1. mixtures
  2. parts per million
  3. production
  4. overrun
  5. interest rates
  6. salability
 B. Consecutive percents
  1. depreciation
  2. efficiency
  3. purity
  4. sales
V. Data Analysis

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1. Reading in assigned text, 5-10 pages per week.
2. Problem sets.
3. Pop quizzes; two tests; final examination.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
40 - 60%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Problem solving.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Agricultural Mathematics. Al-Hadad, Sabah. Kendall Hunt Pub. Co. 1994.
Mathematical Applications in Agriculture. Mitchell, Nina H. Delmar, 2003.
Mathematics for Agriculture: Applied Problems in Mathematics for
Agriculture. Rogers, Betty C. and Hokanson, Clifford. M. Vero Media Inc.,

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