Math 110 – Precalculus, Fall 2012


Instructor: Anatolii Grinshpan
Office hours:  M 10-12, Korman 247, or by appointment, Korman 253

Course information    Course schedule     Academic calendar    Tutoring center    Practice problems

Sep. 25. Lines and slopes.

Sep. 27. Functions: domain and range.

Reading & practice: Chapters 1 & 2, practice and quiz problems.

 

Oct. 2.  No class (convocation).

Oct. 4. Quiz 1. Difference quotients. Vertical line test, intervals of increase and decrease, even and odd symmetry.

Reading & practice: Chapter 3, practice and quiz problems (skip average rate of change and graphing calculator problems).

 

Oct. 9. Combinations of functions. Composition and its domain.

Oct. 11. Quiz 2. The inverse function.

Reading & practice: Chapter 4, practice and quiz problems.

 

Oct. 16. Transformations of graphs.

Oct. 18. Quiz 3. Quadratic functions.

Reading & practice: Chapters 5 & 6, practice and quiz problems.

 

Oct. 23. Polynomials.  Reading & practice: Chapter 7, practice and quiz problems (skip complex numbers, rational zeros, Descartes’ rule).

Practice problems.

 

Oct. 24. Questions session: 6-8PM, Disque 103.

 

Oct 25.  Midterm (topics of Sep. 25 – Oct. 23).

 

Oct. 30. Hurricane.

Nov. 1.  Quiz 4 (take-home). Rational zeros theorem. Complex numbers.

Reading & practice: Chapter 7, practice and quiz problems on rational zeros and complex numbers.

 

Nov. 6. Exponential and logarithmic functions.

Nov. 8. Quiz 5. Equations involving exponentials and logarithms.

Reading & practice: Chapter 9, practice and quiz problems.

 

Nov. 13. Systems of equations and systems of inequalities.

Reading & practice: Chapter 10, practice and quiz problems.

Nov. 15. Quiz 6. Conic Sections.

 

Nov. 20. Calculation of foci: ellipse, parabola, hyperbola.

Reading & practice: Chapter 12, practice and quiz problems.

Nov. 22. Thanksgiving break.

 

Nov. 27. Trigonometric functions.

Nov. 29. Quiz 7. Trigonometric functions.

Reading & practice: Chapter 13, practice and quiz problems.

 

Dec. 4.  Review and practice.

Dec. 6.  Review and practice. Example.

 

Supplementary problems on trigonometry. Winter 2011 final.

 

Final exam information. Formulae to be provided.

Practice problems: set 1, set 2, set 3, set 4, set 5, set 6. (answers)

 

Dec 10. Questions session: 2-4, PISB 106.

 

Dec. 11. Final exam: 3:30-5:30 PM, Main Auditorium.