MAT 170  PreCalculus
SPRING 2007*


  *Important Note: All items on this syllabus are subject to change.
Any in-class announcement, verbal or written, is considered
official addendum to this syllabus.

Course:           MAT 170, Precalculus
Time:              1:40 - 2:55 pm, TTh
Location:         SS 234
Line #:             80780
Instructor:       Dr. Sergei Suslov
Office:             PSA 621
Phone:             965-8987
E-mail:             sks@asu.edu
Office Hours: 12:40 – 1:30 pm TTh or by appointment
Text:               Precalculus Essentials, Second Edition by R. Blitzer, Prentice-Hall 2007
Prerequisite:   MAT 106 or equivalent
Exams:            There will be three regular in class exams (3*100);  homework and quizes (100); and a comprehensive final exam (200)
Grading Policy:
                         A-, A, A+ = 90 - 100%
                         B-, B, B+ = 80 - 89%
                         C, C+ = 70 - 79%
                         D = 60 - 69%
                         E = 0 - 59%
Material to be covered: Except for a few sections, chapters 1-6 will be covered.
Make-up policy: No make-up exams will be given without notification. Also, no late homework will be accepted for grading.


Course Description

Intensive preparation for calculus (MAT 260, 270, and 290). Topics include functions (including trigonometric), matrices, polar coordinates, vectors, complex numbers, and mathematical induction. Prerequisite with a grade of "B" (3.00) or higher: MAT 106. Prerequisite with a grade of "C" (2.00) or higher: MAT 113 or 117 (or its equivalent) or 2 years of high school algebra.


Suggested MAT 170 Homework Problems

Section     Problems

1.1            p. 135, #: 1, 5*, 41*, 44, 54*
1.2            p. 149, #: 11*, 13*, 25, 28(a)-(c)*, 33(a)-(c), 39, 45*, 51,54*, 65*,66
1.3            p. 163, #: 1*, 9*, 22, 23(a)-(c)*, 28, 30*, 39, 40,  45*, 48*, 51,55*, 61*
1.4            p. 179, #: 1*, 3*,11*,  25*, 39*, 61*, 67*
1.5            p. 191, #: 1*,5*, 9*, 11*, 15*
1.6            p. 206, #: 53*,59*, 69*, 77*, 86*, 96, 102
1.7            p. 219, #: 3*,5*, 39*, 47*, 57*, 63*, 69*, 72
1.8            p. 231, #: 3*,5*, 9*, 17*, 23*, 31, 41*, 49*, 50*
1.9            p. 239, #: 4*,5*, 9*, 21*, 23*, 31, 33*, 41*, 46*, 50*, 56*

2.1            p. 271, #: 1-5*, 9-12*, 20, 21-25*, 29-33*
2.2            p. 284, #: 1-4, 9-12*, 17-22*, 35, 36*
2.3            p. 297, #: 1-4, 11-12*, 15-17*, 22, 25-30*
2.5            p. 322, #: 25-29*
2.6            p. 342, #: 1-4*, 21-23*, 29-32*, 37-40*
2.7            p. 354, #: 1-5*, 11-14*, 39-44*

3.1            p. 384, #: 11-12*, 15-16*, 47-50*
3.2            p. 397, #: 3-4*, 11-12*, 25-27*, 45, 63-64*
3.3            p. 407, #: 5*, 8*, 11, 14*, 39-40*, 47-50*
3.4            p. 418, #: 3,5*, 8*, 17*, 22*, 49*, 67-69*, 87*

4.1            p. 458, #: 35-36*, 41-43*, 57-60*
4.2            p. 472, #: 5-18*, 19-22*, 39*, 41, 43*
4.3            p. 484, #:1- 5*, 9-14*, 29-30*, 43*
4.4            p. 499, #:1*, 9-10*, 13*, 29-30*, 68*
4.5            p. 518, #:1-2*, 7-8*, 17*, 28*
4.6            p. 531, #:1-2*, 13-14*, 17*
4.7            p. 547, #:1-4*, 7-10*, 63, 64

5.1            p. 578, #:3-4*, 9-10*, 17*, 26-28*, 32
5.2            p. 587, #:3-4*, 9-12*, 22*, 33-36*, 42
5.3            p. 597, #:23-30*, 59-61*

*homework problem for grading. 


IMPORTANT INFO:

Homework
HW#1, sections 1.1-1.3: due to Thursday, February 8
HW#2, sections 1.4-1.6: due to Tuesday, February 27
HW#3, sections 1.7-1.9: due to Thursday, March 8
HW#4, sections  2.1-2.3: due to Thursday, March 29
HW#5, sections  2.5-2.7, 3.1-3.3: due to Thuesday, April 10
HW#6, sections  4.1-4.4 due to Thursday, April 19
HW#7, optional, sections  4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 5.1 - 5.3 due to Thursday, April 26

Quizes
Quiz #1, Thursday, January 25 
Problems to review: 
pp. 14-15: # 5, 15, 44, 51, 55, 61, 90, 95
pp. 25-26: # 14-18, 38, 42, 44, 62
pp. 39-40: # 9, 10, 12, 18, 22, 28, 50, 52, 57, 91, 100
pp. 49-50: # 15, 25, 38, 48, 72, 77
pp. 60-61: # 7, 6, 10, 39, 44, 81,  74, 84, 100
pp. 74-75: # 4, 7, 10, 15, 17, 22, 26, 67, 70, 78
pp. 93-94: # 2, 8, 12, 13, 17, 24, 35, 43, 48, 55, 58, 60, 63, 69, 75, 85, 97, 100, 115, 118
pp. 118-119: # 27, 30, 32, , 34, 65, 88
See also summary on p. 121 for basic formulas
Quiz #2, Thursday, February 1 
Problems to review: see recommended problems for quiz 1.
Quiz #3, Thursday, February 8 
Problems to review: see problems with * from HW#1.
Quiz #4, Tuesday, February 27 
Problems to review: see problems with * from HW#2.
Quiz #5, Thursday, March 29 
Problems to review: see problems with * from HW#4.
Quiz #6, Tuesday, April 10
Problems to review: see problems with * from HW#5.
Quiz #7, Thursday, April 19
Sections 4.1-4.5. Problems to review: see problems with * from HW#6.

Tests
Test#1, Thursday, March 8
Test Review Tuesday, March 6
Sections 1.1-1.9 are on the test.
Problems to review: see problems with * from HW#1-3
You must show your work in order to get the full credit!

Test#2, Thursday, April 26
Test Review Tuesday, April 24

Final Exam:  Thursday, May 3rd, PSA 307, 6:40-8:30 pm
Reviews:  Tuesday, May 1st, 1:40 - 2:55 pm; SS 234 (regular classroom);
                  Wednesday, May 2, 
10 - 11:30 am; PSA 306 (reading day, optional)

HAVE A NICE SEMESTER!