Homework: You fill in the work text and do the webwork for each lesson. (See the moodle page for more information.)

My office hours are:

M 10:00-10:40, T 10:00-11:00, WF 14:20-15:00. (My office is Van Vleck 816).

Here is the syllabus supplement for my lectures.

Reading assignments are:

day date lesson assignment == ====== ====== ========================== We Jan 19 (L1): chapter 0 sections 1,2,3,4 Fr Jan 21 (L2): chapter 0 section 5 Mo Jan 24 (L3): chapter 0 sections 6-7 (be ready to be quizzed on exercises) We Jan 26 (L4): read section 1.1 for Lesson 5 Fr Jan 28 (L5): read sections 1.2 for L6 Mo Jan 31 (L6): read section 1.3 for L6 We Feb 02 --- SNOW DAY --- (so skipping parabolas and ellipses) Fr Feb 04 (L7,8): read section 1.4.1 for L7, section 2.1-3 for L8 Mo Feb 07 (L9): read section 2.4 for L9 on graphs of functions We Feb 09 (L10): read section 2.5 for L10 on transformations Fr Feb 11 (L11): read section 3.1 for L11 on lines and linear functions Mo Feb 14 [review day] Tu Feb 15 *** FIRST MIDTERM *** (5:30-7:00pm), B130 Van Vleck We Feb 16 (L12): read section 3.2 for L12 on defining functions Fr Feb 18 (L13): read section 3.3 for L13 on quadratic functions Mo Feb 21 (L14): read section 3.3 for L14 on optimizing quadratics We Feb 23 (L15): read section 3.4 for L15 on inequalities Fr Feb 25 (L16): read section 4.1 for L16 on graphs of polynomials Mo Feb 28 (L17): read section 4.2 for L17 on polynomial division We Mar 2 (L18): read section 4.2 for L18 on factor and remainder theorem Fr Mar 4 (L19): read section 5.1 for L19, introduction to rational functions Mo Mar 7 (L20): read section 5.2-5.3 for L20, graphs of rat. fncts. and inequalities We Mar 9 (L21): read section 6.1 for L21 on function composition Fr Mar 11 (L22): read section 6.2 for L22 on inverse functions *** SPRING BREAK *** Mo Mar 21 [review day] Tu Mar 22 *** SECOND MIDTERM *** (5:30-7:00pm), B130 Van Vleck solutions We Mar 23 (L23): read section 7.1 for L23 on exponential functions Fr Mar 25 (L24): read section 7.1 for L24 on logarithmic functions Mo Mar 28 (L25): read section 7.2 for L25 on properties of logarithms We Mar 30 (L26): read section 7.2 for L26 on compositions of exp. and log. fncts. Fr Apr 1 (L27): read section 7.3 for L27 on exponential equations and inequalities Mo Apr 4 (L28): read section 7.4 for L28 on logarithmic equations and inequalities We Apr 6 (L29): read section 7.5 for L29 on compound interest Fr Apr 8 (L30): read section 7.5 for L30 on population growth and decay Mo Apr 11 [review day] Tu Apr 12 *** THIRD MIDTERM *** (5:30-7:00pm), B130 Van Vleck We Apr 13 (L31): read section 8.1 for L31 on systems of linear equations Fr Apr 15 (L32): read section 8.4 for L32 on systems of nonlinear equations Mo Apr 18 (L33): read section 9.1 for L33 on sequences We Apr 20 (L34): read section 9.2 for L34 on finite series Fr Apr 22 (L35): read section 9.4 for L35 on infinite geometric series Mo Apr 25 (L36): could read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binomial_theorem for L36 on infinite geometric series We Apr 27 (L37): read section 10.1 for L37 on complex numbers Fr Apr 29 (L38): read section 10.2 for L38 on the fundamental theorem of algebra Mo May 2 [review day] We May 4 [review day] Fr May 6 [review day] Mo May 9 *** FINAL EXAMINATION *** (5:05-7:05pm), STERLING 1313

Maxims:

- Every common algebra mistake is the result of confusing addition with multiplication.
- Every equation written in terms of +,-,*, and / can be reduced to the problem of factoring a polynomial.