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01:640:115 - Precalculus College Mathematics

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01:640:115 Math 115 PCA

Precalculus College Mathematics (4)
Prerequisite: 01:640:026 or appropriate performance on the placement test in mathematics. Students may not receive more that 4 normal credits for any combination of 01:640:111-112, and 115. Students who feel unprepared for this course (who have not had math for several years or whose mathematical background is weak) should consider taking 01:640:111-112, which covers the same material as 115 but at a slower pace and begins with an exensive review of intermediate algebra.

Algebraic expressions, algebraic equations, inequalities, functions, graphing. Exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions.


SYLLABUS

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Class

Sections

Topics

 

1.1

Real Numbers (Student covers on own.)

1

1.2

Exponents and Radical

1.3

Algebraic Expressions

2

1.4

Fractional Expressions

1.5

Equations

3

1.7

Modeling with Equations

4

Exam 1

Covers Chapters 1.1 – 1.5

5

1.9

Coordinate Geometry

1.10

Lines

6

1.8

Inequalities

1.11

Solving Equations & Inequalities Graphically

7

2.1

Functions

2.2

Graphs of Functions

8

2.3

Getting Information from a Graph

2.5

Linear Functions & Models

2.6

Transformation of Functions

9

2.7

Combining Functions

2.8

Begin One-to-One Functions and Their Inverses

10

2.8

Finish One-to-One Functions and Their Inverses

1.12

Modeling Variation

11

pp 237-244

Modeling with Functions

3.1

Quadratic functions

12

3.2

Graphing Polynomials

Catch up and Review

13

Exam 2

Covers Chapters 1.7 – 1.12 & Chapter 2

14

3.3

Dividing Polynomials

3.6

Graphing Rational Functions

3.7

Polynomial & Rational Inequalities

15

4.1

Exponential Functions

4.2

Natural Exponential Functions

16

4.3

Begin Logarithmic Functions

17

4.3

Finish Logarithmic Functions

4.4

Laws of Logarithms

18

4.5

Exponential & Logarithmic Equations

19

4.6

Modeling with Exponential Functions

4.7

Modeling with Logarithmic Scales

20

5.1

The Unit Circle

Catch Up and Review

21

Exam 3

Covers Chapters 3 & 4; pp 237-244

22

5.2

Trigonometric Functions of Real Numbers

23

5.3/5.4

Graphing Sine, Cosine & Other Trigonometric Functions

6.1

Measuring Angles

24

6.2

Trigonometric Functions of Real Numbers

6.3

Trigonometric Functions of Angles

25

5.5

Inverse Trigonometric Functions

6.4

Inverse Trigonometric Functions & Right Triangles

26

6.6

Law of Cosines

7.1

Trigonometric Identities

27

7.2

Trigonometric Sums & Differences

7.4

Solving Trigonometric Equations

28

Catchup and Review

 


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