**Instructor:** Sergei Chmutov

- Office: Ovalwood 365.
- Telephone: 755-4287
- email: chmutov@math.ohio-state.edu
- http://www.math.ohio-state.edu/~chmutov.1/14-15/m1150-20/math1150-20.htm
- Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, 9:40 - 10:40 AM

**Classes:** Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1:20 - 2:50 AM
at O-110.

**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**

How to use WebAssign[pdf]

**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 19. | MIDTERM 2 | Friday, October 24. |

MIDTERM 3 | Friday, November 21. | FINAL EXAM | Thursday, December 11, 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 |