Math 153-02 (20696) Spring 2013 CSUDH

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

 

Text Precalculus, A Prelude to Calculus by Sheldon Axler, Wiley, 2009. (NOT the 2nd Edition)

Calculator TI-83(Plus), 84(Plus), (<-Recommended models.) or 86, 89, 92 or Voyage 200 Graphing Calculator is required.

Office Hours WTh 5:30-6:30PM, Th 2:30-3:30PM NSM E116, Web Page: http://www.csudh.edu/math/smoite

Tutoring Toro Learning Center North Library C532, LSAMP Schedule and Location to be announced

Grading 5% Homework exercises/problems on the board, from the section covered in the prior session. (4 per term required).

5% Homework exercises in parentheses handed in.

57% Tests (3, 19% each) No makeup tests will be given.

21% Final Monday May 13 4:00-6:00 PM Topics covered after Test 3

12% 4 Projects (3 points each)

5% Extra Credit All homework problems from one of the additional topics See the homework sheet.

Grade Scale Passing: A 90, A- 88, B+ 85, B 80, B- 78, C+ 75, C 70, Failing: C- 68, D+ 65, D 60

 

Course Topics and Preliminary Schedule (Test Dates will not change.)

Week 1 Wed Jan 23 Introduction, 1.1 Functions Definition, Examples, Domain and Range

Thu Jan 24 1.2 The Coordinate Plane and The Graph of a Function, Basic Functions*

Week 2 Mon Jan 28 Rates of Change*; The Graphing Calculator

Wed Jan 30 1.3 Transformations and Graphs Shifts, Stretches, Reflections, Even and Odd Functions

Thu Jan 31 Combining Functions Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide* (Start Project 1)

Week 3 Mon Feb 4 1.4 Composition of Functions

Wed Feb 6 1.5 Inverse Functions

Thu Feb 7 1.6 Graphing Inverse Functions

Week 4 Mon Feb 11 2.1 Linear Functions and Lines

Wed Feb 13 2.2 Quadratic Functions and Parabolas (Project 1 Due)

Thu Feb 14 Applied Linear and Quadratic Functions Slope, Maxima and Minima*

Week 5 Wed Feb 20 Test

Thu Feb 21 2.3 Integer Exponents

Week 6 Mon Feb25 2.4 Polynomials

Wed Feb27 3.1 Rational and Real Exponents

Thu Feb 28 3.2 Logarithms as Inverses of Exponentiation

Week 7 Mon Mar 4 3.3 Algebraic Properties of Logarithms

Wed Mar 6 3.4 Exponential Growth and Applications

Thu Mar 7 3.5 More Applications of Exponents and Logarithms

Week 8 Mon Mar 11 4.1 Distance, Length and Circles

Wed Mar 13 4.2 Areas of Simple Regions

Thu Mar 14 4.3 e and the Natural Logarithm

Week 9 Mon Mar 18 Test

Wed Mar 20 4.4 Approximations With e and ln (Start Project 2)

Thu Mar 21 4.5 Exponential Growth Revisited

Week 10 Mon Mar 25 5.1 The Unit Circle and Angles

Wed Mar 27 5.2 Radian Measure of Angles

Thu Mar 28 5.3 Cosine and Sine

Week 11 Mon Apr 8 5.4 More Trigonometric Functions (Project 2 Due)

Wed Apr 10 5.5 Trigonometry in Right Triangles

Thu Apr 11 5.6 Basic Trigonometric Identities (Start Project 3)

Week 12 Mon Apr 15 6.5 Transformations of Trigonometric Functions

Wed Apr 17 Test

Thu Apr 18 6.3 The Double Angle and Half Angle Formulas

Week 13 Mon Apr 22 6.4 The Addition and Subtraction Formulas (Project 3 Due)

Wed Apr 24 5.7 The Inverse Trigonometric Functions (Start Project 4)

Thu Apr 25 5.8 Inverse Trigonometric Identities

Week 14 Mon Apr 29 6.1 Using Trigonometry to Compute Area

Wed May 1 6.2 The Law of Sines and The Law of Cosines

Thu May 2 Additional Topic or Catch up

Week 15 Mon May 6 Additional Topic or Catch up

Wed May 8 Additional Topic or Catch up (Project 4 Due)

Thu May 9 Review

 

* These topics will be taken from Precalculus, A Problems-Oriented Approach (6th ed.) by David Cohen with Theodore Lee and David Sklar and my notes. Go to Blackboard for readings and homework problems.