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Trigonometry and Precalculus (131-49-101) Instructor:  Ash, J.M.
Quarter:  Fall, 2004
Time:  MWF 12:00-1:00
Campus:  LPC
Room:  Levan 504
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: M 1-2, WF 9:45 - 10:45, also by appointment




A grade of C- or better in BMS 126. Prerequisites are strictly enforced by the Math Department. A prerequisite can only be waived by 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, Pacific Grove, CA, 2002.

A scientific calculator is required.

Summary of Course

Real zeroes of polynomials, complex numbers, complex roots and the fundamental theorem of algebra, the unit circle, trigonometric functions of real numbers, trigonometric graphs, angle measure, trigonometry of right angles, trigonometric functions of angles, law of sines, law of cosines, trigonometric identities, addition and subtraction formulas, double-angle, half-angle and product-sum formulas, inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations, trigonometric form of complex numbers, DeMoivre's Theorem, and polar coordinates.
This comprises sections 3.3-3.5, 5.1-5.4, 6.1-6.5, 7.1-7.6, and 9.6 of the text.

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, 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 Wednesday, November 24.


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://condor.depaul.edu/~handbook/code17.html .