MAT 153 Pre-Calculus

General Info:

Prerequisites:MAT 009 or equivalent.

Textbook: Precalculus, by Sheldon Axler. ISBN 978-0-470-18072-3

Homework: We will use WebWork

Course Management: BlackBoard (Notes will be posted under Content)

Course Requirements: assignments (on Webwork), tests and final.

Syllabus: We will study many different types of functions in this courses: Linear, Quadratic, Polynomial functions, Rational functions, Exponentials and Logs, Trigonometric Functions and their inverses. This roughly corresponds to Chapter 2.1--5, 3.1, 3.2--4, 4.1, 5.1--7, 6.2--6.4 of the textbook.

Test: Test 1 (09/20), Test 2 (10/22), Test 3 (11/19)

Final Exam: Mon Dec 10th 1:00pm--3:00pm (SBS E220)

Grading Scheme: HW 10% (extra credits), Test 60%, Final 40%

A A- B+ B B-
100--93  92--89  88--84  83--79  78--74 
C+ C C- D+ D
73--69 68--64 63--59 58--54 54--50

Learning Outcomes: Please refer to the Expected Outcomes section.

Other Policies: For policies on academic integrity, accommodation for students with disabilities, due dates and make-up work and various other topics, please consult this page .