|College Algebra and
|Quarter: Fall, 2005
|Time: TTH 1:30-3:00
|Room: Levan 501
Office: 519 Schmidt Academic Center
Office Hours: TTH 8:35 - 10:05. Also by
appointment, email or telephone.
A passing score on the Computational Skills Test, and either MAT 101 or
a sufficient score on the Mathematics Diagnostic Test. Prerequisites are
strictly enforced by the Math Department. A prerequisite can only be waived
by the approval of the instructor and the department chair.
Textbooks and other materials
Precalculus, 4th edition by Stewart, Redlin and Watson. Brooks/Cole
Publishing Company, 2002.
Sections of the book
Chapter 1: Fundamentals
1.1 Real Numbers
1.6 Modeling and Equations
1.8 Coordinate Geometry
Chapter 2: Functions
2.1 What is a Function?
2.2 Graphs of Functions
2.5 Transformations of Functions
2.6 Extreme Values of Functions
2.8 Combining Functions
2.9 One-to One Functions and "Their Inverses
Chapter 4: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
4.1 Exponential Functions (Review of Section 1.2 may be necessary)
4.2 Logarithmic Functions
4.3 Laws of Logarithms
4.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
4.5 Modeling with Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Chapter 3: Polynomials and Rational Functions
3.1 Polynomial Functions and their Graphs
3.6 Rational Functions
Homework and Grading Policy
Midterm and final exams, in class and closed book will count equally in
determining a preliminary grade. Home- work will be assigned each class
day, discussed the next class day, collected the next class day and will
increase or decrease the preliminary grade by at most one grade. For example,
B+ and satisfactory homework = A-. Make-up exams will not be given. The midterm
will be in class on October 18, 2005. The
final exam will be from 11:45-2:00 on Friday, November 18, 2005.
Classroom lectures and discussion.
DePaul University's Academic Integrity Policy
Students must abstain from any violations of academic integrity and set
examples for each other by assuming full responsibility for their academic
and personal development, including informing themselves about and following
the university's academic policy. Violations of academic integrity include
but are not limited to the following categories: cheating; plagiarism;
fabrication; falsification or sabotage of research data; destruction or
misuse of the university's academic resources; alteration or falsification
of academic records; and academic misconduct. Conduct that is punishable
under the Academic Integrity Policy could result in additional disciplinary
actions by other university officials and possible civil or criminal prosecution.
To review the complete Academic Integrity Policy of the University, please
go to http://www.depaul.edu/~handbook/code17.html