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MTH 30, Precalculus Mathematics
Spring 2024, Section D07 - 22224


Instructor: Cormac O'Sullivan
We meet in NH 35 (that's New Hall) on Mon, Tue, Wed, 2:00 3:25.

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Class Information and the syllabus

Here is our MTH 30 textbook, you can download the pdf

Review sheets and more

Math Tutoring Lab - very helpful for any math questions

To review basic algebra you can study the MTH 28 textbook, especially Chapter 1

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 MTH 30 Class Calendar  (reload page for latest version)
 

  Date Day Sections covered Homework
         
1 Jan 29 Mon Introduction, 1.1 Functions and Function Notation  
2 Jan 30 Tue 1.1 Functions, 1.2 Domain and Range  
3 Jan 31 Wed 1.3 Rates of Change and Behavior of Graphs HW #1
         
4 Feb 5 Mon 1.4 Composition of Functions  
5 Feb 6 Tue 1.5 Transformation of Functions  
6 Feb 7 Wed 1.6 Absolute Value Functions HW #2
         
  Feb 12 Mon No class  
7 Feb 13 Tue Snow day - no class
Review section 1.7 Inverse Functions in the textbook
 
8 Feb 14 Wed 1.7 Inverse Functions, 2.1 Linear Functions HW #3
         
  Feb 19 Mon No class  
9 Feb 20 Tue 2.1, 2.2 Graphs of Linear Functions, Review  
10 Feb 21 Wed QUIZ #1, then 2.2 Graphs of Linear Functions HW #4
11 Feb 22 Thur (Monday schedule) 2.2 and 3.2 Quadratic Functions  
         
12 Feb 26 Mon 3.2 Quadratic Functions, 3.3 Power Functions  
13 Feb 27 Tue 3.3 Power Functions and Polynomial Functions  
14 Feb 28 Wed (Monday schedule)  3.3, 3.4 Graphs of Polynomial Functions
Review factoring in Chap. 6 of the Mth 28 book - link above
HW #5
         
15 Mar 4 Mon 3.4, 3.5 Dividing Polynomials  
16 Mar 5 Tue 3.5 Dividing Polynomials, 3.6 Zeros of Polynomials  
17 Mar 6 Wed 3.6 Zeros of Polynomials, Review HW #6
         
18 Mar 11 Mon QUIZ #2, then Review for midterm  
19 Mar 12 Tue Review for midterm  
20 Mar 13 Wed Midterm exam  
         
21 Mar 18 Mon 3.7 Rational Functions Midterm
extra credit
22 Mar 19 Tue 3.7, 4.1 Exponential Functions  
23 Mar 20 Wed 4.2 Graphs of Exponential Functions, 4.3 Logs HW #7
         
24 Mar 25 Mon 4.3, 4.4 Graphs of Logarithmic Functions  
25 Mar 26 Tue 4.5 Logarithmic Properties, Review  
26 Mar 27 Wed QUIZ #3, 4.5, 4.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations HW #8
         
27 Apr 1 Mon 4.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations  
28 Apr 2 Tue 5.1 Angles  
29 Apr 3 Wed 5.1, 5.2 Unit Circle: Sine and Cosine Functions HW #9
         
30 Apr 8 Mon 5.2 Unit Circle: Sine and Cosine Functions  
31 Apr 9 Tue 5.3 The Other Trigonometric Functions  
32 Apr 10 Wed 5.3, 5.4 Right Triangle Trigonometry HW #10
         
33 Apr 15 Mon 6.1 Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions, Review  
34 Apr 16 Tue QUIZ #4, 6.1 Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions  
35 Apr 17 Wed 6.2 Tangent graph, 6.3 Inverse Trigonometric Functions HW #11
         
  Apr 22 Mon No class - Spring break starts  
  Apr 23 Tue No class  
  Apr 24 Wed No class  
         
  Apr 29 Mon No class  
  Apr 30 Tue No class  
36 May 1 Wed 7.1 Trigonometric Identities HW #12
         
37 May 6 Mon 7.1, 7.2, 7.5 Trigonometric, Sum and Difference Identities  
38 May 7 Tue 7.5 Solving Trigonometric Equations  
39 May 8 Wed 7.5 Solving Trigonometric Equations, Review  
         
40 May 13 Mon QUIZ #5, Review for the final
Review Sheet
 
41 May 14 Tue Review for the final  
42 May 15 Wed Review for the final  
         
  May 22 Wed Final Exam 2:00 - 4:50 in our classroom