**MAT 153 Pre-Calculus****, Section**** 81, CN 20791 Spring 201****4**

**Class
meets MWF 1:00 PM – 2:10 PM in SCC 1304.**

**Instructor: Serban
Raianu **

**Office: NSM A-123; Office phone number: (310) 243- 3139 **

**e****-mail address: sraianu@csudh.edu;
URL: http://www.csudh.edu/math/sraianu;
**

**Office hours: **Wednesday:

**Course Description: **MAT 153, College Algebra and Trigonometry, covers Chapters
9-26 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. 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.

**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 70-minutes
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 70-minutes 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) 243-3660 or to use telecommunications Device for the Deaf, call (310)
243-2028.

**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 TI-89 or TI-92 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**

**M 1/20: Martin Luther King Jr.
Holiday**

**W 1/22**: 9 Functions** **

**F 1/24: **10 Linear Functions

**M 1/27:** 11 Transformations and
graphs

**W 1/29: **12 Quadratic Functions

**F 1/31: **13 Algebra of
Functions; Inverse Functions

**M 2/3**: 14 Polynomial Functions

**W 2/5:** 15 Rational Functions

**F 2/7:** 16 Algebraic Functions;
Variation

**M 2/10**: 17 Exponential
Functions

**W 2/12:** 18 Logarithmic
Functions

**F 2/14:** 19 Exponential and
Logarithmic Equations

**M 2/17:** **Presidents’ Day Holiday**

**W 2/19: **19 Exponential and
Logarithmic Equations

**F 2/21: Review **

**M 2/24:** **Exam I**

**W 2/26:** 20 Trigonometric
Functions

**F 2/28:** 20 Trigonometric Functions

**M 3/3:** 20 Trigonometric
Functions

**W 3/5:** 21 Graphs of
Trigonometric Functions

**F 3/7: **21 Graphs of
Trigonometric Functions

**M 3/10:** 21 Graphs of
Trigonometric Functions

**W 3/12: **22 Angles

**F 3/14:** 22 Angles

**M 3/17:** 23 Trigonometric
Equations and Identities** **

**W 3/19:** 23 Trigonometric
Equations and Identities

**F 3/21: **23 Trigonometric
Equations and Identities

**M 3/24: **23 Trigonometric
Equations and Identities

**W 3/26: Review**

**F 3/28: Exam II**

**M 3/31: Spring Recess**

**W 4/2: Spring Recess**

**F 4/4: Spring Recess**

**M 4/7: **24 Sum, Difference,
Multiple, and Half-Angle Formulas

**W 4/9: **24 Sum, Difference,
Multiple, and Half-Angle Formulas

**F 4/11: **24 Sum, Difference,
Multiple, and Half-Angle Formulas** **

**M 4/14: **24 Sum, Difference,
Multiple, and Half-Angle Formulas

**W 4/16: **24 Sum, Difference,
Multiple, and Half-Angle Formulas

**F 4/18: **24 Inverse
Trigonometric Functions

**M 4/21: **25 Inverse
Trigonometric Functions

**W 4/23: **25 Inverse
Trigonometric Functions

**F 4/25: **25** **Triangles

**M 4/28: **26 Triangles

**W 4/30: **26 Triangles

**F 5/1: **26 Triangles

**M 5/5: Review**

**W 5/7: Exam III**

**F 5/9: Review **

**Final examination:
Monday, May 12, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.**

**Important dates**

January 18-February 6 |
Saturday-Thursday |
Late Registration, Add/Drop
(fees due 48 hours after registration) |

January 20 |
Monday |
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday-Campus
Closed, No Classes |

January 31, 12 pm |
Friday |
Instructor Drop Deadline |

February 3 |
Monday |
Summer 2014 Graduation Application Deadline |

February 6 |
Thursday |
Credit/No Credit and Audit
Grading Deadline |

February 6 |
Thursday |
Last Day to Drop from FT to PT Status with
Refund |

February 14 |
Friday |
Drop without Record of
Enrollment Deadline |

February 14 |
Friday |
Student Census |

February 15-April 17 |
Saturday-Thursday |
Serious and Compelling Reason
Required to Drop/Withdraw |

February 17 |
Monday |
President’s Day Holiday-Campus Open, No
Classes |

March 17-May 18 |
Monday-Sunday |
Spring Intersession
Registration |

March 24-July 11 |
Monday-Friday |
Summer 2014 Registration |

March 25 |
Tuesday |
Last Day for Pro-rata Refund of
Non-Resident Tuition and Tuition Fees |

March 31 |
Monday |
Cesar Chavez Holiday-Campus Closed, No
Classes |

March 31-April 5 |
Monday-Saturday |
Spring Recess (includes Cesar
Chavez Holiday)-Campus Open, No Classes |

April 16 |
Wednesday |
Summer 2014 Graduation Application Deadline
(with late fee) |

April 18-May 8 |
Friday-Thursday |
Serious Accident/Illness
Required to Drop/Withdraw |