MATH 1550: Precalculus
INSTRUCTOR: | Mervyn P. B. Ekanayake |
SECTIONS: | 10 |
SEMESTER: | Fall 2010 |
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- Syllabus
- Semester_Schedule: Semester Schedule
- Lecture 01: Thursday, August 26, 2010 - Constants, variables and Mathematical Expressions
- Lecture 02: Friday, August 27, 2010 - Exponents
- Homework 01: Assigned August 27, 2010 - Due Monday, August 30, 2010
- Lecture 03: Monday, August 30, 2010 - Roots and Rational Exponents
- Supplementary Notes: Monday, August 30, 2010 - Order of Precedence and Factoring
- Lecture 04: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - Real Numbers and Absolute Value
- Quiz 01: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - Quiz with Answers
- Discussion on Quiz 01: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 - Discussion
- Lecture 05: Thursday September 02, 2010 - Solving Equations, 2010
- Homework 02: Assigned September 03, 2010 - Due Tuesday, September 07, 2010
- Lecture 05 cont'd...: Friday September 03, 2010 - Solving Equations, 2010
- Lecture 06: Tuesday September 07, 2010 - Rectangular Coordinates and Graphs 2010
- Homework 03: Assigned September 10, 2010 - Due Tuesday, September 14, 2010
- Lecture 07: Quadratic Equations
- Lecture 08: More on Equations
- Lecture 09: Inequalities
- Homework 4: Assigned September 22, 2010 - Due Tuesday, September 28, 2010
(A) Problems 39 through 54 on page 126 of the textbook
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(B) The ''Test'' Poblems for Chapter 2 in page 127 and 128 of the textbook - Chapter 03: Functions
- Translation, reflection and scaling of Functions
- Homework 5: Assigned September 28, 2010 - Due Friday, October 01, 2010
All the ''Test'' Poblems for Chapter 3 in page 212 of the textbook - Homework 6: Assigned September 30, 2010 - Due Monday, October 04, 2010
First thirteen (13) of the ''Test'' Poblems for Chapter 4 in page 322 and 323 of the textbook - Chapter 04: Polynomials and Rational Functions
- Chapter 05: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
- Homework 7: Assigned October 13, 2010 - Due Friday, October 15, 2010
All problems in the worksheet |download| - Homework 8* / Class aid: Assigned October 18, 2010 - Due Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Trigonometric functions |download| - Homework 8: Assigned October 20, 2010 - Due Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Problems 45 through 66 on page 468 of the textbook - Test 2 Makeup: Due Wednesday, October 20, 2010
- Homework 9: Assigned October 26, 2010 - Due Friday, October 29, 2010
(A) Problems 1, 2, 10, 11, 65--72, 79--82, on page 491/492 of the textbook
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(B) All Chapter 6 Test Problems on page 493/494 of the textbook (Problem 15 is bonus, read page 430--432 for this) - Homework 10: Assigned October 26, 2010 - Due Thursday, November 4, 2010
(A) Problems 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, on page 559/560 of the textbook
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(B) Chapter 7 Test Problems on page 562 of the textbook (Problem 10 and 11 are bonus. Problem 8 can be done without the knowledge of section 7.3) - Homework 11: Assigned November 05, 2010 - Due Tuesday, November 9, 2010
|download| Problem set
This includes some worked problems as well as some exercise problems. - Homework 12: Assigned November 11, 2010 - Due Monday, November 15, 2010
|download| Problem set
This includes some worked problems as well as some exercise problems. - Test 3 CORRECTIONS: Assigned November 12, 2010 - Due ON OR BEFORE Friday, November 19, 2010
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Please read the instructions for corrections. - Homework 13: Assigned November 16, 2010 - Due Friday, November 19, 2010
|download| Problem set
This includes some worked problems as well as some exercise problems. - Homework 14: Assigned November 16, 2010 - Due Friday, November 19, 2010
|download| Problem set
This includes some worked problems as well as some exercise problems. - Note on Chapter 11:
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TEST 04 (Take Home):
Due: Monday December 06^{th} |download|
TEST 04 (Take Home): SOLUTIONS |download|
Please email me if you see any errors ...
Debug 1: There was an error in the solution given for Q2. Make sure that the final answer is y = -2x + 12
Departmental Final: Tuesday December 14^{th},
Room: MATH 014
Time: 10.30 am - 1.00 pm
Other Information: |download|
- Review / Formula Sheet for test 1 : |download|
- Review / Formula Sheet for test 2 : |download|
- Review / Formula Sheet for test 3 Make your own formula sheet
One side of a standard letter paper (8.5" x 11")
Please attach the "cheat sheet" to the test. Five (5%) points will be given for the cheat sheet. - You are expected to know how to use the formulae, and the appropriate conditions under which they can be used
- You are expected to know the methods and techniques of problem solving discussed in the class and in the textbook
- BRING A SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR TO THE TEST
- INSTRUCTIONS: