Precalculus, Math 1150 (class number 1961), Autumn Semester 2013

Instructor: Sergei Chmutov

Classes: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:10 - 12:40 PM at O-107.

GEC INFORMATION: This Mathematics course can be used, depending on your degree program, to satisfy the Quantitative and Logical Skills category of the General Education Requirement (GEC). The goals and learning objectives for this category are:
Goals: To study the conceptual foundations of precalculus mathematics and to develop the computational and problem solving skills needed for that purpose..
Learning objectives:
Understanding the basic properties of "elementary" functions: polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric functions; modeling real-life situations in terms of these functions. Introduction to vectors and sequences.

TEXTBOOK:Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 6th Edition,, by J.Stewart, L.Redlin, and S.Watson, (Cengage), Looseleaf and Enhanced WebAssign [online homework] access for one student. (Access to online homework with an eBook version of the textbook can also be purchased separately. Contact Cengage for information.)
ISBN13: 9781133904489.
You should read sections of the book before they are studied in class.

Homework will be assigned thorugh Carmen: https://carmen.osu.edu and WebAssign

Tests: There will be three midterms and one final exams. You may use your calculator. You may not use your text, notes, or solutions to assignments. Except for extraordinary reasons, you must take the examinations at the scheduled times.

Calculators: A graphing calculator is a required component in this course. It is recommended that you use a TI-83, TI-83 plus, or a TI-84. Note that the TI-89, TI-92, and calculators that use a Computer Algebra System are not permitted.

TENTATIVE EXAMINATION SCHEDULE:
MIDTERM 1 Friday, September 13. MIDTERM 2 Friday, October 18.
MIDTERM 3 Friday, November 15. FINAL EXAM Thursday, December 5, 6:00-7:45 PM

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE:
Homework 100 Midterms 3x100 Final exam 200 TOTAL 600

GRADING SCALE (Percent):
A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D
90 87 83 80 77 73 70 67 63 60


Tentative daily schedule