MA 150 Precalculus Mathematics
S1U 2006 LU
Simtion, Adrian P.
8:00 - 1:10 PM
MA 131 or equivalent
Textbook: Barnett, Ziegler, and Byleen. Precalculus: Functions and Graphs. 5th edition. McGraw-Hill Publisher, Chicago, 2001.
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Course Description: A consideration of those topics in algebra and trigonometry necessary for the calculus. Topics include: mathematical analysis of the line, the conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, circular functions, polynomial and rational functions, mathematical induction, and theory of equations. Pre-requisite: MA131 or equivalent. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, activities, quizzes and examinations. The instructor encourage exploration of the material and questioning to deeper the student's understanding and empower them to take responsibility for their success in the course.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Grading: - Quizzes/homework assignment, 30%
- Exams, 70%
Late Submission of Course Materials: The instructor will accept assignments late for partial credit only for justifiable reasons, as deemed by the instructor. Students should not expect to receive extra time on completing assignments. Since the course is compacted into eight weeks, students cannot afford to fall behind in the work.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to participate fully in class learning activities. Phones and beepers are to be placed on vibrate or turned off.
Students are required to exercise courteous behavior between themselves and with the instructor.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week - 1
Chapter 1, Section 5-8
Complex Numbers, Quadratic Equations,
Polynomials and Rational Inequalities.
Chapter 2, Section 5-6
Combining Functions and Inverse Functions.
Week - 2
Chapter 3, Section 4-5
Rational Functions and Partial Fractions.
Chapter 4, Section 1-2
Week - 3
Chapter 4, Section 3-5
Logarithmic Functions, Exponential and
Chapter 11, Sections 1-2
Conic Sections - Parabola and Ellipse.
Exam - I [Chapter 1,2,3,4]
Week - 4
Chapter 11, Section 3-5
Conic Section - Hyperbola, Translation of
Axes, Parametric Equations.
Week - 5
Chapter 5, Sections 1-5
Angles and their Measure, Trigonometric
Functions, Solving Right Triangles.
Week - 6
Chapter 5, Sections 6-9
Graphing Trigonometric Functions, Inverse
Exam - II [Chapter 11,5]
Week - 7
Chapter 6, Sections 1-5
Trigonometric Identities and Conditional
Chapter 7, Sections 1-2
Law of Sine, Law of Cosine
Week - 8
Chapter 7, Section 5
Polar Coordinates and Graphs.
Final Exam - III [Chapter 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,11]
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