- Precalculus - Fall 2010
Professor: Dr. Santiago I. Betelu
Place and time: Phys 112,
to Friday 10:00am-10:50am.
Text: Precalculus, by Stewart,
Redlin and Watson, fifth edition.
Office hours: GAB 434, Monday
to Friday 1:00-2:00 PM.
Contents and Schedule (Tentative)
|Aug 30-31-Sep 1-2-3
|Sep 27-28-29-30-Oct 1
functions-inverses-zeros of polynomials
|exponential and logarithmic
|graphs-laws of sines and
|inverses of trigonometric
functions-graphs-trigonometric equations-Midterm 3
|complex numbers in trigonometric
|systems of equations-systems of
|Nov 29-30-Dec 1-2-3
Attendance policy: Attendance is
required. If you miss a class then you must file an absence report.
Grades will be
based on four midterm exams (15 points each), a comprehensive final (30
points) and homework (10 points). To earn an A, 90 points are
sufficient, 80 for a B, 70 for a C and 60 for a D.
Exams: Midterm exams will be
given in class on September 16, October 14, November 11 and December 2.
The final exam is scheduled on December 15 from 8 to 10. All midterm
exams are on the same
classroom during the regularly scheduled class time (these dates may
change). If you miss an exam for any reason you will receive a 0. No
calculators, cellphones or any electronic device are allowed in the
Homework: will be assigned
each class, to be completed the following class. The homework must be
neat, stapled, show your name, homework assignment and show all
intermediate steps. Unclear or late homework will receive zero points.
Disabilities: It is
responsibility of students with certified disabilities to provide the
instructor with appropriate documentation from the Dean of Students
Cheating: Will not be
tolerated. Anyone caught cheating
will receive an F for the course.