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College Algebra and Precalulus
(130-49-104)
Instructor:  Ash, J. M.

 Quarter:  Fall, 2008 Time:  TTH 8:30-10:00 Campus:  LPC Room: Levan 501
Homepage: http://www.depaul.edu/~mash/
E-mail: mash@math.depaul.edu
Phone: (773)325-4216
Fax: (773)325-7807
Office Hours: TTH 10:10-11:40. Also by
appointment, email or telephone.

## Prerequisites

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, 5th edition by Stewart, Redlin and Watson. Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 2009. Use of a graphing calculator such as the TI 83 Plus is suggested.

## Sections of the book

Chapter 1: Fundamentals
1.1 Real Numbers
1.5 Equations
1.6 Modeling and Equations
1.7 Inequalities
1.8 Coordinate Geometry
1.10 Lines
1.11 Modeling Variation

Chapter 2: Functions
2.1 What is a Function?
2.2 Graphs of Functions
2.4 Transformations of Functions
2.5 Quadratic Functions: Maxima and Minima
2.6 Modeling with Functions
2.7 Combining Functions
2.8 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

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 final exam will be from 8:45-11:00 on Monday, November 24, 2008.

## Methods

Classroom lectures and discussion.