# SRJC Course Outlines

 5/25/2024 2:03:18 AM AGBUS 107 Course Outline as of Spring 2010 Changed Course CATALOG INFORMATION Discipline and Nbr:  AGBUS 107 Title:  MATH APPS IN AGRICULTURE Full Title:  Mathematical Applications in Agriculture Last Reviewed:12/7/2009

 Units Course Hours per Week Nbr of Weeks Course Hours Total Maximum 3.00 Lecture Scheduled 3.00 17.5 max. Lecture Scheduled 52.50 Minimum 3.00 Lab Scheduled 0 6 min. Lab Scheduled 0 Contact DHR 0 Contact DHR 0 Contact Total 3.00 Contact Total 52.50 Non-contact DHR 0 Non-contact DHR Total 0

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

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course presents mathematical concepts using application problems dealing with the practical aspects of agriculture. Students master mathematical concepts needed for success in real and case study problems in topics such as crop and livestock production, landscaping, horticulture, and agribusiness.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:

Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and MATH 151 or MATH 150B.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course presents mathematical concepts using application problems dealing with the practical aspects of agriculture. Students master mathematical concepts needed for success in real and case study problems in topics such as crop and livestock production, landscaping, horticulture, and agribusiness.

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and MATH 151 or MATH 150B.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

 Associate Degree: Effective: Inactive: Area: CSU GE: Transfer Area Effective: Inactive: IGETC: Transfer Area Effective: Inactive: CSU Transfer: Effective: Inactive: UC Transfer: Effective: Inactive: C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable

COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Calculate fundamental math operations.
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 related to agriculture.
4. Formulate and solve quantitative operations in the areas of depreciation, efficiency, purity, sales, and mixtures.
5. Analyze, evaluate, and solve mathematical word problems pertaining to price, profit, labor, value, and quantity.

Topics and Scope
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I. Basic mathematics operations for agriculture applications
A. Numerical operations
1. fractions
2. decimals
3. percents
4. ratios and proportions
5. estimating
B. Conversions
1. from grams to kilograms to pounds
2. milliliters to liters
3. percentages to decimals
C. Averages
II. Algebra fundamentals for agriculture applications
A. Simplification of basic algebraic expressions
B. Equations and their solutions
C. Formulas and literal equations
D. Solution of systems of equations
III. Dimensional analysis for agriculture applications
A. Dimensional numbers
B. Dimensional analysis and use of tables
C. Word problems
D. Geometric applications in agriculture
IV.Percent and agriculture applications involving percent
A. Definition of percent and applications
B. Agriculture applications
1. mixtures
2. parts per million
3. percent production
4. percent overrun
5. interest rates
6. salability
C. Consecutive percents
1. depreciation
2. efficiency
3. purity
4. sales
D. Irrigation
1. dehydration and cost of irrigation
2. run time calculations
3. system layout calculations
E. Fertilizers and their mixtures
F. Soils
V. Geometric applications and dimensional analysis
A. Geometric measures
B. Dimensional analysis involving geometric and other measures
C. Measurements: agriculture applications
1. conversions
2. special triangles
3. perimeter and area
4. volume
5. land measurements
6. degree of slope
7. scale drawings
VI. Proportion and variation
A. Ratio and proportion
B. Variation
C. Pearson's Square
D. Correspondencies in geometry
VII. Mathematical applications to agriculture
A. Crop production
1. soil preparation calculations
2. planting calculations
3. harvest calculations
4. storage calculations
5. other applications problems
B. Livestock production
1. feeds
C. Horticulture
1. greenhouse and nursery
2. turfgrass
3. fruits and nuts
5. vegetables
D. Landscaping and landscape design
1. marketing
a. mark-up
b. discounts
c. other wholesale/retail marketing techniques
2. machinery and equipment
3. feed and general supplies
a. price
b. profit
c. labor
d. value
e. quantity
f. determining interest
F. Other physical applications

Assignments:
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1. Reading in assigned text, 5-10 pages per week.
2. Problem sets including mathematical concepts, calculations, and agriculture applications such as:
a. Fertilizer mixtures
b. Geometric measures
c. Agriculture and horticulture applications
d. Dimensional analysis
1. Field capacity
2. Irrigation
e. Soils, water and fertilizer application
f. Acreage calculations
g. Measuring land parcels, fields and farms
h. Landscape construction calculations
i. Animal health calculations
j. Crop and livestock production