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MATH 2312
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Course Information
PRECALCULUS Fall 2011
Section Time Room
2312.001 MWF 9.00-9.50am SOM 2 .7222312.002 MWF 11.00-11.50AM SOM 1.2122312.003 MWF 2.00-2.50PM SOM 1.217
Professor Contact Information
Dr. Samanmalee Foley
FO 2.110
972-883-6318mxf091000@utdallas.edu Hours: MWF 10.00-11.00 AM or by appointment
Course Pre-requisites, Co-requisites, and/or Other Restrictions
A test score of 480 on the SAT II Mathematics Level IC exam or a grade of at least a C- in MATH 1314 oran equivalent course.The goal of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of algebraic, exponential,logarithmic, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions. Additionally, the successful student willgain proficiency in the algebraic manipulation required to succeed in Calculus.
Course Description
The goal of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of algebraic, exponential,logarithmic, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions. Additionally, the successful student willgain proficiency in the algebraic manipulation required to succeed in Calculus
Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes
1. Students will evaluate functions, determine their domains, and be able to find the inverse function if oneexists.2. Students will perform algebraic operations with polynomial and rational functions, anddetermine the domains and asymptotes of rational functions.3. Students will evaluate and recognize exponential and logarithmic functions, and use theirproperties to solve exponential and logarithmic equations.4. Students will evaluate trigonometric functions, use fundamental trigonometric identities, andevaluate inverse trigonometric functions.5. Students will solve systems of linear equations
Required Textbooks and MaterialsTEXTBOOK:
Precalculus, 7th Edition, 8
th
edition or ebook by Larson & Hostetler.
CALCULATOR:
No Graphing Calculators, a scientific calculator is needed.Textbook, calculator, lecture notes and scratch paper should be brought to each class period. Students willbe working problems in class.
Assignments & Academic CalendarIMPORTANT DATES AND HOLIDAYS
Thanksgiving Holiday Thurs, Nov 24
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Fri, Nov 25EXAM I Friday Oct. 7, SLC 1.102, 7.15-9.45pmEXAM II Friday Nov. 11, SLC 1.102, 7.15-9.45pmLast Day of Classes December 6th

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Your final class average will be determined based on the following weighting.
Homework 10%Quizzes (will be random, could be one or two or three in class) 10%Exams (two) 25% each Total of 50%Final Exam 30%
There will be no make-ups.Grading Scale:
[97, 100] [93, 97) [90, 93) [87, 90) [83, 87) [80, 83) [77, 80)A+ A A - B+ B B - C+[73, 77) [70, 73) [67, 70) [63, 67) [60, 63) [0, 60)C C - D+ D D - F
Course & Instructor Policies
Homework: Homework is submitted via muchleaning. There will be 10 homework sets,
Homework is always due on Friday, I may decide to keep them open tillSunday. But if the server goes down and you were not able to turn them in,that is your responsibility. Absolutely no extensions
Quizzes: There will be weekly quizzes .Exam: There will be two exams and a comprehensive final.Calculator: A scientific calculator is required. Calculators are permitted on exams. Cellphones are NOT permitted on any exam.
Email: Do not send email asking to explain homework questions. I will not replyto those. Homework questions needed to be addressed in class, myoffice or go to MATHLAB FO 1.2 to get help. Tentative Course Outline
Course Schedule (subject to change)

This a is a tentative schedule.

DateAugust 24
Syllabus ML
August 26 Readiness TestAugust 29
1.2, Graphs of Equations
August 31
1.3, Linear Equations in Two Variables
Sept 2
1.4, Functions
Sept 7Sept 9
1.5, Analyzing Graphs of Functions
Sept 12
1.6, A library of Parent Functions
Sept 14
1.7, Transformations of Functions
Sept 16
1.8, Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions
Sept 19
1.9, Inverse Functions
Sept 21
2.1, Quadratic Functions and Models
Sept 23
2.2, Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree
Sept 26
2.3, Polynomial and Synthetic Division

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Sept 28
2.4, Complex Numbers
Sept 30
2.5, Zeros of Polynomial Functions
Oct 3
3.1 and 3.2, Exponential functions and Logarithmic Functions
Oct 5 ReviewOct 7
Exam 1 SLC 1.102 7.15-9.45 pm
Oct 10
3.3, Properties of Logarithms
Oct 12
3.4, Exponential and logarithmic Equations
Oct 14
4.1, Radian and Degree Measure
Oct 17
4.2, Trigonometric Functions: The Unit Circle
Oct 19
4.3, Right Triangle Trigonometry

Oct 21
4.4, Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle
Oct 24
4.5, Graph of Sine and Cosine Functions

Oct 26
4.6 and 4.7, Inverse Trigonometric Functions, review
Oct 28
5.1, Using Fundamental Identities
Oct 31
5.2, Verifying Trigonometric Equations
Nov 2
5.3, Solving Trigonometric Equations
Nov 4
5.4, Sum and Difference Formulas
Nov 7
5.5, Multiple- Angle and Product-to-Sum Formulas
Nov 9 ReviewNov 11
Exam 2 SLC 1.102 7.15-9.45 pm
Nov 14
6.1,Law of Sines
Nov 16
6.2,Law of Cosines
Nov 18
6.5, Trigonometric Form of a Complex Number
Nov 21
6.5, Trigonometric Form of a Complex Number
Nov 23
7.1, Linear and Nonlinear Systems of Equations
Nov 28
7.2, Two-Variable Linear Systems
Nov 30 ReviewDec 2 ReviewDec 5 Review
Final Exam (Date will announced later)
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