**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

- Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 1:00 PM--3:00 PM
- Tuesdays, 8:00 AM--10:45 AM

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.

**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:

- 500 points is the total number of points possible.
- A total of 450--500 points earns an A.
- A total of 400--449 points earns an B.
- A total of 350--399 points earns a C.
- A total of 300--349 points earns a D.
- A total below 300 points earns an F.

**Learning Outcomes:**

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