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)

Date |
Content |
---|---|

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.

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.