MATH 1301, Precalculus, Fall 2007


INSTRUCTOR: Peter Olofsson

TEXT: Swokowski and Cole, Algebra and Trigonometry, 12th edition, Chapters 1-6 plus selected parts of Chapters 7-10.

CALCULATOR: You will need a calculator with exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions (ex, ln x, sin, cos, tan, sin-1, etc.).
Calculators such as Texas Instruments TI-83 and TI-84 are more than enough and many simpler calculators have all the required functions.
If in doubt, ask me.

EXAMINATION AND GRADING: The grade is based on three in-class tests (60%), homework (10%), and a final exam (30%). Grading
scale: A: 90-100, B: 75-89, C: 60-74, D: 50-59, F: 0-49.

TEST DATES: Wednesday, 9/19, Wednesday, 10/17, Wednesday, 11/14

Each test covers what has been done in class thus far. There will be no make-up tests unless there is a medical reason or family emergency.
In such as case, you must present a doctor's note or similar.

HOMEWORK will be assigned each Friday. You have to do all the homework problems but only turn in the ones I ask for. Collaboration
is allowed but everybody must turn in homework individually.

FINAL EXAM: The final exam is 6:30-9:30 PM on Saturday, December 8. Classroom TBA. The final covers the entire course.


Monday:       10:30-11:30, 2:00-4:30
Wednesday:  10:30-11:30, 2:00-4:30
Friday:          10:30-11:30

HONOR CODE: The tests and the final exam are under the Honor Code and must be pledged and signed.

OTHER: Attendance is mandatory at the lectures. Homework and additional course material will be posted on this website and communicated
via Blackboard. Additional announcements will be posted on Blackboard.

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