Mathematics 1650.622-T - Precalculus - Fall 2010
Professor: Dr. Santiago I. Betelu
Place and time: Phys 112, Monday 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 26-27
Sequences-Series-Arithmetic and geometric series
Aug 30-31-Sep 1-2-3
financial applications-telescopic series
Sep 6-8-9-10
induction-binomial theorem
Sep 13-14-15-16-17
applications-Midterm 1.
Sep 20-21-22-23-24
functions-graphs-composite functions
Sep 27-28-29-30-Oct 1
quadratic functions-inverses-zeros of polynomials
Oct 4-5-6-7-8
complex numbers-rational functions-graphs
Oct 11-12-13-14-15
exponential and logarithmic functions-applications-Midtem 2
Oct 18-19-20-21-22
trigonometric functions-solving right triangles
Oct 25-26-27-28-29
graphs-laws of sines and cosines-applications
Nov 1-2-3-4-5
analytic trigonometry-identities
Nov 8-9-10-11-12
inverses of trigonometric functions-graphs-trigonometric equations-Midterm 3
Nov 15-16-17-18-19
complex numbers in trigonometric form-roots-vectors
Nov 22-23-24-25
systems of equations-systems of inequalities-partial fractions
Nov 29-30-Dec 1-2-3
conics-ellipses-review-Midterm 4
Dec 6-7-8-9-10
hyperbolas-rotation of axes-applications-Comprehensive review
Dec 15
Final exam 8:00AM-10:00AM

Attendance policy: Attendance is required. If you miss a class then you must file an absence report.
Grading: 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 exams.
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 Office.
Cheating: Will not be tolerated. Anyone caught cheating will receive an F for the course.