Precalculus, Math 1150 (class number 11379), Autumn Semester 2016

Instructor: Sergei Chmutov

Classes: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:05 - 9:35 AM at O-208.

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 develop logical reasoning, including the ability to apply mathematical concepts and methods and to use mathematical models.
Learning objectives:
Students learn mathematical methods adequate to solve basic application oriented problems. Students learn algebraic problem solving skills useful in more advanced mathematics and science courses.

TEXTBOOK: College Algebra & Trigonometry by J.Miller, D.Gerken, (MacGraw-Hill), Looseleaf package with Connect Math Access Card, ISBN: 9781259976612
You should read sections of the book before they are studied in class.

Homework will be assigned through Carmen: and the online system ConnectMath:

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.

MIDTERM 1 Friday, September 16. MIDTERM 2 Friday, October 21.
MIDTERM 3 Friday, November 18. FINAL EXAM Monday, December 12, 8:00-9:45 AM

Homework 100 Midterms 3x100 Final exam 200 TOTAL 600

A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D
90 87 83 80 77 73 70 67 63 60

Tentative daily schedule