Math
153-02 (20696) Spring 2013 CSUDH

**Precalculus
**(4 units)** **MW**
**SCC 1100 Th SBS B215 4-5:10PM Dr. Sally Moite

**Catalog
Description **(From
Math Department sample syllabus)

Functions,
including their graphs, domain, range, inverse functions. Standard algebraic
transformations of functions and the corresponding geometric transformations of
their graphs. Exponential and logarithmic functions and equations; exponential
growth and decay. Right-triangle trigonometry and applications. Trigonometric
and inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs. Harmonic motion and
sinusoids. Trigonometric identities and equations. The laws of sines and
cosines.

**Prerequisites** Intermediate Algebra
(Algebra II) and fulfillment of ELM requirement

**Objectives** (From Math Department
sample syllabus) After completing MAT 153 the student should be able to

1.
obtain
the domain and graph of linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic,
trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric functions

2.
understand
the vertical and horizontal line tests

3.
find
the composition of two functions algebraically, and the inverse of a function,
both algebraically and geometrically

4.
understand
the effects on the graph of a function (e.g. translations and/or reflections)
due to standard algebraic changes to the function

5.
use
the laws of exponents and trigonometric identities

6.
simplify
expressions involving exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions

7.
solve
exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric equations

8.
prove
trigonometric identities

9.
solve
standard exponential growth and decay problems

10.
understand
the correspondence between the symmetries of the trigonometric circle and the
symmetries of the trigonometric functions

11.
use
a graphic calculator to graph and evaluate exponential, logarithmic, and
trigonometric functions

12.
solve
triangles using the laws of sines and cosines

13.
apply
trigonometry to surveying, navigation, area, and angular speed problems and
harmonic oscillations

14.
throughout,
use standard mathematical notation and terminology and avoid nonsensical
expressions and statements

**Expected
outcomes**
(From Math Department sample syllabus)

Students
should be able to demonstrate through written assignments, tests, and/or oral
presentations, that they have achieved the objectives of MAT 153.

**Policies** Students are expected to
attend all sessions of the course, read the text, do and check all assigned
problems, complete all work for which points are assigned. Schedule dates are
approximate. Homework is due the session after a section is discussed in class,
when even number exercises and problems from the section, other than the
exercise to hand in, may be put on the board. Each student is required to do
four exercises or problems on the board during the term. Homework exercises to
be turned in will be accepted if they are late, but it is to the student’s
advantage to turn them in promptly. Solutions that have errors or are
incomplete will be returned for correction. Turn in corrections; when the
exercise is correct, full credit will be given. Projects that are late will have
reduced credit. Tests will be given on the dates scheduled, and will cover the
sections that have been discussed in class. There are no makeup tests. Students
may miss one test in an emergency. There may be a bonus given to students who
have completed all tests. All students must take the final.

**Study
Time** It is
expected that you will spend at least twice the in class hours studying for
this class outside of class, that is, at least 8 hours a week. Make sure you
have planned sufficient study time in your weekly schedule for this and your
other classes.

**To Estimate Your Grade So Far:**
Average test grade (corrected) so far x .78 + Average project grade so far x
.12 +

Homeworks with
(+)/homeworks due x 5 + Number of homeworks on board done/4 x 5

+ 4 if you
will do the extra credit assignment = Projected class average

Use the grade scale on the schedule page to see your projected grade.

**Computer/Information
Literacy Expectations **Students are expected to: 1) use the university
email system (Toromail), 2) use Blackboard, 3) search for and use websites with
definitions and examples of the mathematical concepts covered in this class.

**Academic
Integrity**
(Part from Math Department sample syllabus) The student is expected to complete
the work for this course independently. Cooperation on homework is encouraged,
with the understanding that each student must individually master the material
of the class. The mathematics department does not tolerate cheating. Students
who have questions or concerns about academic integrity should ask their
professors or the counselors in the Student Development Office, or refer to the
University Catalog for more information. (Look in the index under “academic
integrity”.) In accordance with these policies the instructor acknowledges that
the material and examples for this course are taken or adapted from the course
text or other similar books.

**Disabled Student Services **Cal State Dominguez Hills
adheres to all applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to
providing reasonable accommodations for students with temporary and permanent
disabilities. If you have a disability that may adversely affect your work in
this class, I encourage you to register with Disabled Student Services (DSS in
WH 180) and to talk with me about how I can best assist you. All disclosures of
disabilities will be kept strictly confidential.