**MATH 1113**

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Course
Name: Precalculus

Description: This course is
designed to prepare students for calculus, physics, and related technical
subjects. Topics include an intensive study of algebraic and trigonometric
functions.

Prerequisite: Four years of high school
mathematics including algebra and trigonometry. Also, a graphing calculator is required and a TI-83 is
recommended.

Instructor: Jim Graham

E-mail: jgraham@westga.edu

Office: Room
Number: Boyd 319 Phone Number: (770)
836-4350

Office Hours: M,W 8:00am-11:00am
and 12:00pm-3:30pm

Other: Call or email for appointment.

Department: Room Number: Boyd 310 Phone
Number: (770) 836-6489

Learning Outcomes:

- Students
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of functions and how to
graph functions.
- Students
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of operations on functions
including function composition.
- Students
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of polynomial and rational
graphs, including intercepts and asymptotes.
- Students
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to find the zeros of
polynomials and factoring polynomials.
- Students
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of inverse functions and
how to find them graphically and algebraically.
- Students
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the properties of
exponential and logarithmic expressions.
- Students
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to solve exponential
and logarithmic equations.
- Students
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to find the values
of the trig functions from right triangles and circles.
- Students
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the graphs of the
trigonometric functions.
- Students
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to prove
trigonometric identities.
- Students
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to use sum,
difference, double angle and half
angle formulas.
- Students
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to solve triangles
using the law of sines and law of cosines.
- Students
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of polar coordinates and
graphs.
- Students
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to solve a system of
linear equations.

Evaluation
Policy: Ten quizzes 10 points each,
four 1-hour tests 100 points each and a comprehensive final exam for 200
points.

Grading Policy: A(90-100), B(80-89), C(70-79), D(60-69) and F (0-60)

Attendance
Policy: Students are expected to attend
all classes. If a class is missed, the
student is responsible for material and assignments. Quizzes and tests can not be made up.

Text: Precalculus
by Robert Blitzer

Sections
Reviewed: 1.1-1.6,

Sections
Covered: 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.5, 5.1-5.8, 6.1-6.3, 6.5,
7.1-7.5, 8.1, 8.2

Recommendations: It is recommended that students review new
material before class, take notes, complete all assignments, review material
weekly and work chapter reviews. This
will require approximately 10-15 hours per week outside of class and should
ensure a passing grade.