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math143 Syllabus

Math 143: Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry

Text: Precalculus, 2nd Edition, Cynthia Young, Wiley, 2014.

Prerequisites: Minimum ACT math score of 26 or placement by the Advance Credit Exam.

WILEY PLUS is required. A TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing Calculator is required.

Sections and Topics

  • Orientation and Algebra Review
  • 1.1 Functions (WP / HW assignment; no lecture)
  • 1.2 Graphs of Functions (WP / HW; )
  • 1.3 Graphing Techniques: Transformations (WP/HW)
  • 1.4 Combining Functions
  • 1.5 One-to-One Functions and Inverse Functions
  • 2.1 Quadratic Functions
  • 2.2 Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree
  • 2.3 Dividing Polynomials
  • 2.4 The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function
  • 2.5 Complex Zeros: The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
  • 2.6 Rational Functions Review for Test 1
  • 3.1 Exponential Functions and Their Graphs
  • 3.2 Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs
  • 3.3 Properties of Logarithms
  • 3.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
  • 3.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Models
  • 0.6 Linear Functions
  • 0.8 Linear Regression: Best Fit
  • 8.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
  • 8.3 Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices
  • 8.4 Matrix Algebra (Emphasis on Calculator)
  • 4.1 Angle Measure
  • 4.2 Right Triangle Trigonometry
  • 4.3 Trigonometric Functions of Angles
  • 4.4 The Law of Sines
  • 4.5 The Law of Cosines
  • 5.1 Trigonometric Functions: The Unit Circle
  • 5.2 Graphs of Sine and Cosine Functions
  • 5.3 Graphs of Other Trigonometric Functions
  • 6.1 Verifying Trigonometric Identities
  • 6.2 Sum and Difference Identities
  • 6.3 Double-Angle and Half-Angle Identities
  • 6.5 Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  • 6.6 Trigonometric Equations
  • 7.1 Vectors
  • 7.2 The Dot Product
  • 7.3 Polar Form of Complex Numbers
  • 7.4 Products, Quotients, Powers, and Roots of Complex Numbers
  • 7.5 Polar Coordinates and Graphs of Polar Equations
  • 9.9 Parametric Equations and Graphs

Last updated 11 August 2015