College Algebra and Precalulus
Instructor: Ash, J. M.
MAT 101 or placement by the Mathematics Diagnostic Assessment. Prerequisites are strictly enforced by the Math Department. A prerequisite can only be waived with the approval of the instructor and the department chair.
Precalculus(DePaul Custom Edition), 8th edition by M. Sullivan. Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2008 (ISBN 0558261469). Use of a graphing calculator such as the TI 84 Plus is suggested.
Appendix A: Review
A.1 Algebra Essentials
A.6 Solving Equations
A.9 Interval Notation; Solving Inequalities
Chapter 1: Graphs
1.2 Graphs of Equations in Two Variables; Intercepts; Symmetry
Chapter 2: Functions and their graphs
2.2 The Graph of a Function
2.3 Properties of Functions
2.4 Libraries of Functions: Piecewise-defined Functions
2.5 Graphing Techniques; Transformations
Chapter 5: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
5.1 Composite Functions
5.2 One-to-one Functions; Inverse Functions
5.3 Exponential Functions
5.4 Logarithmic Functions
5.5 Properties of Logarithms
5.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
5.7 Compound Interest
5.8 Exponential Growth and Decay Models
Chapter 3: Linear and Quadratic Functions
3.3 Polynomial Functions and their Graphs
3.4 Rational Functions
3.5 Inequalities Involving Quadratic Functions
Chapter 4: Polynomial and Rational Functions
4.1 Polynomial Functions and Models
4.2 Properties of Rational Functions
4.3 The Graph of a Rational Function
4.4 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
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. You must attend the final exam. The final exam will be from 8:45-11:00 on Thursday, November 19, 2009.
Classroom lectures and discussion.
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Students who feel they may need an
accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately
to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential.
To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact me as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first two weeks of class), and make sure you have contacted the PLuS Program (for LD and/or AD/HD) at 773-325-4239 in SAC 220, or The Office for Students with Disabilities (for all other disabilities) at 773-325-7290 in Student Center 370.