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Trigonometry and Precalculus (131-49-102) Instructor:  Ash, J.M.
Quarter:  Fall, 2002
Time:  MWF 1:10-2:10
Campus:  LPC
Room:  Levan 201
Homepage: http://www.depaul.edu/~mash/
E-mail: mash@math.depaul.edu
Phone(s): (773)325-4216
Fax: (773)325-7807
Office: 519 SAC
Office Hours: Wed., Fri. 10:50-11:50, Thurs. 11:50-12:50, also by appointment

Course homepage: http://condor.depaul.edu/~mash/


MAT 130 or placement by MAT diagnostic text. Prerequisites are strictly enforced by the math department. A prerequisite can only be waived with the approval of the instructor and the department chair.

Textbooks and other materials

Precalculus. 4th Edition. By J. Stewart, L. Redlin and S. Watson; Brooks/Cole Publishing Company: Pacific Grove, CA, 2002.

Summary of Course

Chapter 3: Polynomials and Rational Functions
Section 3.3 : Real Zeros of Polynomials
Section 3.4: Complex Numbers
Section 3.5: Complex Zeros and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

Chapter 5: Trigonometric Functions of Real Numbers
Section 5.1: The unit circle
Section 5.2: Trigonometric Functions of Real Numbers
Section 5.3: Trigonometric Graphs
Section 5.4: More Trigonometric Graphs

Chapter 6: Trigonometric Functions of Angles
Section 6.1: Angle Measure
Section 6.2: Trigonometry of Right Triangles
Section 6.3: Trigonometric Functions of Angles
Section 6.4: Law of Sines
Section 6.5: Law of Cosines

Chapter 7: Analytic Trigonometry
Section 7.1: Trigonometric Identities
Section 7.2: Addition and Subtraction Formulas
Section 7.3: Double-Angle, Half-Angle and Product-Sum Formulas
Section 7.4: Inverse Trigonometric Functions
Section 7.5: Trigonometric Equations
Section 7.6: Trigonometric Form of Complex Numbers; DeMoivre’s Theorem

Chapter 9: Topics in Analytic Geometry
Section 9.6: Polar Coordinates

Homework and Grading Policy

Midterm and final exams, in class and closed book will count equally in determining a preliminary grade. Homework will be assigned each class day, discussed 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 11:45 - 2:00 pm on Thursday, November 21, 2002.

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 .