Summer Semester, 2002

MATH 1113--01, Precalculus

MWF, 10:00--11:45 AM

T, 11:00 AM--12:45 PM

Boyd Building 303




Text: Precalculus,Fifth Edition, by Michael Sullivan, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1999.

Instructor: Dr. Mark Faucette

Office: Boyd Building 323

Phone: My office phone number is 770-836-4344. Call and leave a message on my answering machine. I screen my phone calls, so if you hang up on my answering machine, you will never talk to me. So, make sure you leave a message.

E-Mail: My e-mail address is mfaucett@westga.edu.

The Web: My web page is at URL http://www.westga.edu/~mfaucett/. A copy of your assignment sheet and the rest of this syllabus is located on my web page.

Office Hours: My office hours are

I do not hold office hours during final exam week.

Required Equipment: A graphing calculator is required for this course. The TI-83 plus is recommended, but any comparable graphing calculator is acceptable.

Grading Policy

Tests (200 points) There will be two tests, each counting one hundred points.

Midterm Examination (150 points) There will be one comprehensive midterm examination counting one hundred and fifty points.

Final Examination (150 points) There will be one comprehensive final examination counting one hundred and fifty points.

At the end of the semester, the following grading scale will be used:

Learning Outcomes:

  1. An understanding of functions and how to graph functions
  2. An understanding of operations on functions including function composition
  3. An understanding of polynomial and rational graphs, including intercepts and asymptotes
  4. An understanding of how to find the zeros of polynomials and factoring polynomials
  5. An understanding of inverse functions and how to find them graphically and algebraically
  6. An understanding of the properties of exponential and logarithmic expressions and
  7. An understanding of how to solve exponential and logarithimic equations
  8. An understanding of how to find the values of the trig functions from right triangles and circles.
  9. An understanding of the graphs of the trigonometric functions
  10. An understanding of how to prove trigonometric identities
  11. An understanding of how to use sum, difference, double angle and half angle formulas
  12. An understanding of how to solve triangles using the law of sines and law of cosines
  13. An understanding of polar coordinates and graphs
  14. An understanding of how to solve a system of linear equations