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# SYLLABUS FOR PRECALCULUS

OTHER: TI-89 Titanium Calculator (required)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Functions and their graphs, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry,
analytic trigonometry.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, students should have good foundation in Mathematics. More specifically,
the student should be able to:
1. Understand fundamental mathematical background in functions and their graphs.
2. Comprehend the use of trigonometry graphical calculator .

PREREQUISITES: Placement test

SYLLABUS:
It lists all the topics to be covered in this course. They are assigned to an approximate
week and indexed to the applicable sections in the text. This is your study guide
for each test and quiz. Master the topics on this list and you will be ready for
calculus.

COURSE TOPICS:

1. Real Number , Exponents and Radicals, Polynomial and factoring.
2. Rational Expressions , Solving Equations, Linear Inequalities in one variable.
3. Rectangular coordinates, Graphs of Equations , Linear Equations in two variables .
4. Analyzing Graphs of Functions, Library of Parent Functions, and Transformations of Functions.
5. Combinations of Functions : Composite Functions, Inverse Functions, Mathematical Modeling &
Variation.
6. Quadratic Functions , Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree, Polynomial and Synthetic Division ,
Complex Numbers .
7. Zeros of Polynomial Functions, Rational Functions.
8. Properties of Logarithms. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations .
9. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Models.
10. Radian and Degree Measure, Trigonometric Functions of any Angle.
11. Graphs of Sine, Cosine and Trigonometric Functions.
12. Inverse Trigonometric Functions.
13. Applications of Models.
14. Using Fundamental Identities.
15. Verifying Trigonometric Identities.
16. Solving Trigonometric Equations.

TEXTBOOK:
Precalculus, 7th Edition, by Ron Larson, Robert Hostetler, David C. Falvo ISBN-13: 978-0-618-
64344-8

FINAL GRADES WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE FOLLOWING

 Incomplete (I) can be awarded in special cases. University policy must be followed.

IMPORTANT DATES:

 SPRING SEMESTER 2008 (Second Semester) New Year’s Day Holiday (Tuesday) (US & Canada) Jan. 1 New Student Orientation (Thursday-Friday) Jan. 3-4 Classes Begin, 8:00 AM (Monday) Jan. 7 Final Day Drop/ Add Changes Jan. 18 Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes Mar. 7 Good Friday Holiday (US & Canada) Mar. 21 Easter Monday Holiday (Canada) Mar. 24 Last Day of Classes, Spring Semester (Wednesday) Apr. 16 Final Examinations (Thursday-Wednesday) Apr. 17-23 Semester Ends, 11:00 PM (Thursday) Apr. 24

COURSE SCHEDULE *

 Week Dates Topic Reading Material and Assignments 1 Jan 7 Jan 9 Welcome, Introduction & Appendix A.1, A.2 and A.3 Appendix A.1 to A.6 2 Jan 14 Jan 16 Quiz 1 Appendix A4, A.5 & A.6 Sections 1.1 to 1.4 1.25% 3 Jan 21 Jan 23 Quiz 2 & Sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 & 1.4 Sections 1.5 to 1.7 1.25% 4 Jan 28 Jan 30 Quiz 3 & Sections 1.5, 1.6 & 1.7 Sections 1.8 to 1.10 1.25% 5 Feb 4 Feb 6 Test 1 & Sections 1.8 to 1.10 Sections 2.1 to 2.4 15% 6 Feb 11 Feb 13 Quiz 4 & Sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 & 2.4 Sections 2.5 & 2.7 1.25% 7 Feb 18 Feb 20 Sections 2.5 & 2.6 Midterm Course Review All previous Sections plus Appendix A 5% 8 Feb 25 Feb 27 Midterm Exam & Sections 3.1 & 3.2 Sections 3.1 to 3.4 20% 9 Mar 3 Mar 5 Quiz 5 & Sections 3.3 & 3.4 Sections 3.5, 4.1 & 4.2 1.25% 10 Mar 10 Mar 12 Quiz 6 & Section 3.5, 4.1 & 4.2 Sections 4.3 to 4.6 1.25% 11 Mar 17 Mar 19 Quiz 7 & Sections 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 & 4.6 Sections 4.7 & 4.8 1.25% 12 Mar 24 Mar 26 Easter Holiday Test 2 Sections 5.1, 5.2 & 5.3 15% 13 Mar 31 Apr 2 Sections 4.7& 4.8 Quiz 8 Section 5.1, 5.2 & 5.3 1.25% 14 Apr 7 Apr 9 Section 5.1, 5.2 & 5.3 Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 15 Apr 14 Apr 16 Final Day of Class & Course Review All course material and lecture notes 16 Apr 21 Final Exam

* This syllabus is subject to change. Changes will be made based on our class experiences. You will be informed