Math 104: Basic College Mathematics
(Instructor: Sergei Chmutov)

Autumn 2011. Tentative Daily Schedule

09/19 (Mo)
NO CLASSES
09/21 (We)
Introduction. Slope of a Line and Linear Equations.
(Sec. 3.1, 3.2).
09/23 (Fri)
Solving Systems of Linear Equations. (Sec. 3.3).
09/26 (Mo)
Solving Systems of Linear Equations. (Sec. 3.4, 3.5).
09/28 (We)
More Applications of Linear Systems. (Sec. 3.6).
09/30 (Fri)
Solving Linear Inequalities. (Sec. 4.1, 4.2).
10/03 (Mo)
Compound Inequalities.
(Sec. 4.3).
10/05 (We)
Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities. (Sec. 4.4).
10/07 (Fri)
An Introduction to Factoring polynomials. (Sec. 6.1).
10/10 (Mo)
Factoring Trinomials.
(Sec. 6.2, 6.3).
10/12 (We)
Special Forms and a General Strategy for Factoring Polynomials. (Sec. 6.4, 6.5).
10/14 (Fri)
Solving Equations by Factoring. (Sec. 6.6).
10/17 (Mo)
Functions and Representation of Functions. (Sec. 7.1).
10/19 (We)
Review for midterm 1.
10/21 (Fri)
Midterm #1.
10/24 (Mo)
Absolute Value and Quadratic Functions. (Sec. 7.2, 7..3).
10/26 (We)
Using the Quadratic Formula to Find Solutions. (Sec. 7.4).
10/28 (Fri)
Application of Quadratic Equations. (Sec. 7.5, 7.6).
10/31 (Mo)
Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations.
(Sec. 7.7).
11/02 (We)
Graphs of Rational Functions and Reducing Rational Expressions. (Sec. 8.1).
11/04 (Fri)
Operations on Rational Expressions.
(Sec. 8.2, 8.3).
11/07 (Mo)
Simplifying Complex Rational Expressions. (Sec. 8.4).
11/09 (We)
Equations Containing Rational Expressions. (Sec. 8.5).
11/11 (Fri)
NO CLASSES
Veterans' Day
11/14 (Mo)
Radical Expressions.
(Sec. 9.1)
11/16 (We)
Review for midterm 2.
11/18 (Fri)
Midterm #2.
11/21 (Mo)
Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions.
(Sec. 9.2)
11/23 (We)
Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions.
(Sec. 9.3).
11/25 (Fri)
NO CLASSES
Columbus Day
11/28 (Mo)
Equations Containing Radical Expressions. (Sec. 9.4).
11/30 (We)
Rational Exponents and Radicals. (Sec. 9.5).
12/02 (Fri)
Review for the final.