MAT 153 PreCalculus, Section 01, CN 40817,
Fall 2012
Class meets MWF 11:30AM 
12:40PM in SBS B110
Instructor:
Office: NSM A123;
Office phone number: (310) 243 3139
email
address: sraianu@csudh.edu; URL: http://www.csudh.edu/math/sraianu;
Office
hours: Monday: 2:30 p.m.3.00 p.m.,
Wednesday: 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m., Friday: 10:45 a.m.11:15 a.m., 2:30 p.m.4:30
p.m., or by appointment.
Course Description: MAT 153, College Algebra and
Trigonometry, covers
Chapters 926 from the book: 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. Righttriangle
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.
Text: Precalculus (second
edition), by Fred Safier, Schaum’s
outlines, McGraw Hill.
Objectives: After
completing MAT 153 the student should be able to: obtain the domain and graph
of linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse
trigonometric functions; understand the Vertical and Horizontal Line Tests;
find the composition of two functions algebraically, and the inverse of a
function, both algebraically and geometrically; understand the effects on the
graph of a function (e.g. translations and/or reflections) due to standard
algebraic changes to the function; use laws of exponents and logarithms and
trigonometric identities; simplify expressions involving exponential,
logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; solve exponential, logarithmic, and
trigonometric equations; prove trigonometric identities; solve standard
exponential growth and decay problems; understand the correspondence between
the symmetries of the trigonometric circle and the symmetries of the
trigonometric functions; use a graphic calculator to graph and evaluate
exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; solve triangles using
the Laws of Sines and Cosines; apply trigonometry to
surveying, navigation, area, and angular speed problems and harmonic
oscillations; throughout, use standard mathematical notation and terminology
and avoid nonsensical expressions and statements.
Prerequisites:
Fulfillment
of ELM requirement.
Grades: Grades will be based on three in‑class
70minutes examinations (60% total), a comprehensive final examination (25%),
and quizzes, homework, attendance and other assignments (15%) for the
remainder.
The exact grading system for your section is the following:
Each of the three 70minutes exams will be graded on a 100
scale, then the sum of the scores is divided by 5 and denoted by E.
Homework will be due every Sunday at
It is important to
do the homework, because problems on the quizzes and exams will be similar to
the problems in the homework assignments.
5 to 10 minutes quizzes will be given in principle every
Monday, and will be graded on a scale from 1 to 5. The average of the quizzes
scores is denoted by Q.
There are also 5 points awarded for attendance and class
participation. This portion of the grade is denoted by A.
The final exam will be graded out of a maximum possible 200,
then the score is divided by 8 and denoted by F.
To determine your final grade, compute E+H+Q+A+F. The maximum is 100,
and the grade will be given by the rule:
A: 93‑100; A‑: 90‑92; B+: 87‑89; B: 83‑86; B‑: 80‑82
C+: 77‑79; C: 73‑76; C‑: 70‑72; D+: 67‑69; D: 60‑66; F: Less than 60.
Makeups: No makeup examinations or
quizzes will be given. If you must miss an examination for a legitimate reason,
discuss this, in advance, with me, and I may then substitute the relevant score
from your final examination for the missing grade.
Accomodations for Students with
Disabilities: Cal
State Dominguez Hills adheres to all applicable federal, state, and local 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) and to talk with me about how
I can best help you. All disclosures of disabilities will be kept strictly
confidential. Please note: no accommodation may be made until you register with
the DSS in WH B250. For information call (310) 2433660 or to use
telecommunications Device for the Deaf, call (310) 2432028.
Academic Integrity: 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".)
Technology: Symbolic calculators, such as
TI89 or TI92 are not acceptable for this course.
Exam rules: Students must leave their CSUDH
student ID on their desk for the duration of the exam. Cell phones, iPhones,
iPods, or PDAs of any kind, as well as headphones, may not be used at all
during a test. Students are discouraged from leaving the exam room during the
period of the exam. Restroom breaks must be kept under five minutes and are
limited to one/exam. You will be penalized 5 points if you are gone more than
five minutes. No more than one student
can be out of the room at any given time during an exam. If a student finds it
necessary to leave the room under these circumstances, they are not permitted
to access computer terminals, smoke, read notes/books, or talk with others. If
a student is found engaging in this behavior, appropriate disciplinary action
will be taken. Whenever a student leaves
the room, they must turn their exam upside down on their desk. All book bags or
similar items will be deposited in the front of the class for the duration of
the test.
Tentative
schedule
1. M 8/27: 9 Functions
2. W 8/29: 10 Linear Functions
3. F 8/31: 11 Transformations and graphs
4. M 9/3: Labor
Day
5. W 9/5: 12 Quadratic Functions
6. F 9/7: 13 Algebra of Functions; Inverse
Functions
7. M 9/10: 14 Polynomial Functions
8. W 9/12: 15 Rational Functions
9. F 9/14: 16 Algebraic Functions;
Variation
10. M 9/17: 17 Exponential Functions
11. W 9/19: 18 Logarithmic
Functions
12. F 9/21: 19 Exponential and Logarithmic
Equations
13. M 9/24: 19 Exponential and Logarithmic
Equations
14: W 9/26 : Review
15. F 9/28: Exam I
16. M 10/1: 20 Trigonometric Functions
17. W 10/3: 20 Trigonometric Functions
18. F 10/5: 20 Trigonometric
Functions
19. M 10/8: 21 Graphs of Trigonometric
Functions
20: W 10/10: 21 Graphs of
Trigonometric Functions
21. F 10/12: 21 Graphs of Trigonometric
Functions
22. M 10/15: 22 Angles
23. W 10/17: 22 Angles
24. F 10/19: 23 Trigonometric
Equations and Identities
25. M 10/22: 23 Trigonometric Equations and
Identities
26. W 10/24: 23 Trigonometric
Equations and Identities
27. F 10/26: 23 Trigonometric Equations and
Identities
28. M 10/29: Review
29. W 10/31: Exam II
30. F 11/2: 24 Sum, Difference, Multiple,
and HalfAngle Formulas
31. M 11/5: 24 Sum, Difference, Multiple,
and HalfAngle Formulas
32. W 11/7: 24 Sum, Difference,
Multiple, and HalfAngle Formulas
33. F 11/9: 24 Sum, Difference, Multiple,
and HalfAngle Formulas
34. M 11/12: Veterans Day Holiday
35. W 11/14: 25 Inverse Trigonometric
Functions
36. F 11/16: 25 Inverse
Trigonometric Functions
37. M 11/19: 25 Inverse Trigonometric
Functions
38. W 11/21: 26 Triangles
39. F 11/23: Thanksgiving
Holiday
40. M 11/26: 26 Triangles
41. W 11/28: 26 Triangles
42. F 11/30: 26 Triangles
43. M 12/3: Review
44. W 12/5: Exam
III
45. F 12/7: Review
Final examination: Wednesday, December 12, 11:30 AM1:30 PM.
Important
Dates:
August
25September 13* 
SaturdayThursday 
Late
Registration, Add/Drop 
September
3 
Monday 
Labor
Day HolidayCampus Closed 
September
7, 12 pm* 
Friday 
Instructor
Drop Deadline 
September
13* 
Thursday 
Change
of Program and Add/Drop Deadline 
September
13 
Thursday 
Credit/No
Credit and Audit Grading Deadline 
September
13 
Thursday 
Drop
Without Record of Enrollment Deadline 
September
13* 
Thursday 
Last
Day to Drop from FT to PT Status with Refund 
September
14November 15* 
FridayThursday 
Serious
and Compelling Reason Required to Drop/Withdraw 
September
17* 
Monday

Spring
2012 Undergrad Graduation Application Deadline 
September
24 
Monday 
Student
Census 
October
26 
Friday 
Last
Day for Prorata Refund of NonResident Tuition and Tuition Fees 
November
12 
Monday 
Veterans
Day HolidayCampus Closed 
November
15* 
Thursday 
Spring
2013 Graduate Graduation Application Deadline 
November
16December 6* 
FridayThursday 
Serious
Accident/Illness Required to Drop/Withdraw 
November
2224 
ThursdaySaturday 
Thanksgiving
HolidayCampus Closed 
November
23 
Friday 
Thanksgiving
HolidayCampus Closed, Not a Holiday 
December
7 
Friday 
Last
Day of Scheduled Classes 
December
8 
Saturday 
Study
Day 
December
814 
SaturdayFriday 
Final
Examination 
December
11 
Tuesday 
Grade
Submission Begin 
December
14 
Friday 
Evaluation
Day 
December
18, 3 pm* 
Tuesday 
Final
Grades Due 
December
18 
Tuesday 
Semester
Ends 