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 2^{nd}
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* (6^{th} ed.) by David Cohen with
Theodore Lee and David Sklar and my notes. Go to Blackboard for readings and
homework problems.