Mat 1113-05: Precalculus

Spring 2004

MWF 1:00-1:50Boyd Building 305

T 12:30-1:20

TEXT: Precalculus, by Robert Blitzer, 2004

Professor: Dr. Sheila Rivera

Office BB 210

Phone 770-836-4347

e-mail: srivera@westga.edu

web page: http://www.westga.edu/~srivera

 

 

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Description of Course Content

 

This course will cover function notation, basic graphing techniques, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Applications of the mathematics will be stressed. A graphing calculator is required, preferably a Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus, TI-83 or a TI-82. Students will be taught:

 

Chapter 2-Functions and their Graphs

Definition of a relation, Domain of a function, Increasing/decreasing intervals for a function, Symmetry of functions, Graphs of basic function

 

Chapter 3-Polynomials and Rational functions

Graphing by transformations, Quadratic functions-vertex, axis of symmetry, intercepts, etc., Polynomial functions-degree, multiplicity of zeros, shape, intercepts, graphing, etc., Rational functions-domain, vertical, horizontal, and oblique asymptotes, Finding zeros of polynomial functions-rational, real, and complex

 

Chapter 4-Exponential and Logarithmic functions

Inverse functions-test for one-to-one functions, graphing a function and its inverse, finding the inverse function and checking to see if it is the inverse (composition of functions), Exponential functions-domain, properties, exponent laws, solving exponential equations, Logarithmic functions-domain, properties, theorems, solving logarithmic equations

 

Chapter 8-Systems of equations and inequalities

Systems of equations-3 methods for solving, types of solutions, Systems of inequalities-solution, corner points, boundedness, solve a linear programming problem

 

Chapter 5-Trigonometric functions

Angles and their measure, trig functions/unit circle, right triangles, graphs of trig functions, inverse trig functions

 

Chapter 6-Analytical trigonometry

Verifying trig identities, sum and difference formulas, double/half angle formulas, trig equations

 

Chapter 7- Additional topics in trigonometry

Law of sines, law of cosines, polar equations, graphs of polar equations, complex numbers in polar form

 

Rating

 

There will be 6 tests @ 75 points each and a comprehensive Final @ 100 points. The total possible points earnable will be 550. Grades will be assigned on a point scale format:

A = 495 or more

B = 440-494

C = 385-439

D = 330-384

F = 0-329

 
Attendance Policy

 

Attendance is mandatory to do your best in the course. I will attempt to take the roll daily. If you miss more than 5 times (following the last day to drop the course) you will automatically be dropped from the course.

Cheating or any other behavior that is disruptive in the class will not be TOLERATED. If you are caught cheating on a test you will be given an F.

No make up exams will be given. If you miss a test you will wait until the final exam to get a make-up grade.

THE DEADLINE TO DROP THIS CLASS WITHOUT PENALITY (YOU RECEIVE A W) IS February, 27th.

 
Proposed Course Schedule

 

Day 1. Introduction

2. 1.2

3.      1.3

4.      1.4

5.      1.4/1.5

6.      1.5

7.      1.6

8.      1.7

9.      1.8

10.  Review

11.  Test # 1

12.  2.1

13.  2.2

14.  2.2 2.3

15.  2.3

16.  2.4

17.  2.4/2.5

18.  2.5

19.  2.6

20.  Review

21.  Test # 2

22.  3.1

23.  3.2

24.  3.2/3.3

25.  3.3

26.  3.4

27.  3.4/3.5

28.  3.5

29.  Review

30.  Test # 3

31.  7.1

32.  7.2

33.  7.4

34.  7.5

35.  7.6

36.  Review

37.  Test # 4

38.  4.1

39.  4.1/4.2

40.  4.2

41.  4.3

42.  4.4

43.  4.4/4.5

44.  4.5

45.  4.6/4.7

46.  4.7

47.  Review

48.  Test # 5

49.  5.1

50.  5.1

51.  5.2

52.  5.2/5.3

53.  5.3

54.  5.5

55.  5.5

56.  6.1

57.  6.2

58.  6.3

59.  6.5

60.  Review

61.  Test # 6

 

Final Exam Friday, April 30th, at 11am to 1 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework Sheet Precalculus

Revised (to go with new Blitzer book, 2004)

 

Chapter 1

1.2 Page 138, every other odd 1-67

1.3 Page 148, every other odd 1-55

1.4 Page 160, every other odd 1-71

1.5 Page 177, every other odd 1-83

1.6 Page 193, every other odd 1-55

1.7 Page 206, every other odd 1-57

1.8 Page 216, every other odd 1-35

 

 

Chapter 2

2.1 Page 252, every other odd 1-49

2.2 Page 264, every other odd 1-39

2.3 Page 278, every other odd 1-57

2.4 Page 290, every other odd 1-41

2.5 Page 302, every other odd 1-55

2.6 Page 321, every other odd 1-65

 

Chapter 3

3.1 Page 364, every other odd 1-43 and 45, 47, 49

3.2 Page 377, every other odd 1-79

3.3 Page 387, every other odd 1-81

3.4 Page 397, every other odd 1-51

3.5 Page 412, odds 1-23

 

Chapter 7

7.1 Page 702, every other odd 1-41

7.2 Page 712, odds 1-17, and 19

7.4 Page 731, every other odd 1-41, and 43, 45

7.5 Page 741, every other odd 1-51

7.6 Page 749, odds 1-13 and 15, 17, 19, 21

 

Chapter 4

4.1 Page 434, every other odd 1-69 and 71, 73, 75, 77, 82, 83

4.2 Page 450, every other odd 1-55

4.3 Page 461, every other odd 1-41 and 43, 45, 47, 49

4.4 Page 474, every other odd 1-65

4.5 Page 493, every other odd 1-57

4.6 Page 506, every other odd 1-43

4.7 Page 522, every other odd 1-59

 

Chapter 5

5.1 Page 553, odds 1-59

5.2 Page 563, odds 1-49

5.3 Page 573, odds 1-67

5.4 Page 581, odds 1-29

5.5 Page 592, odds 1-77

 

Chapter 6

6.1 Page 607, every other odd 1-37 and 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51

6.2 Page 616, every other odd 1-29 and 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41

6.3 Page 628, every other odd 1-71

6.5 Page 653, every other odd 1-75

 

THE END!!!!!