### The following calendar gives a timetable for the course. Your class may be slightly behind or ahead at any given time. Below the calendar is a list of topics with suggested readings and problems, learning outcomes,  and on-line material. Make sure you attend the class regularly to keep pace with the course. The listed problems may be done in class or homework. Your instructor will be more specific. You should attempt them all. Starred problems may be more challenging. (Note: In the problem lists, a notation like 3-9 means that all the problems 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 are assigned. A notation like" 3-9 odd"  means that problems 3,5,7,9 are assigned.)

COURSE CALENDAR and SYLLABUS FOR MTH 111, FALL 08
Weekof  Events  Topic
Sep 1 Classes start 9/3 1,2,3
Sep 8   4,5
Sep 15   6,7
Sep 22   8,9
Sep 29 Ex 1, 10/2 (changed) 10, 11
Oct 6    12, 13
Oct 13 No classes 10/13 14, 15
Oct 20   16,17
Week of  Events  Topic
Oct 27 Ex 2, 10/29 18,19
Nov 3 No classes 11/4 20,21
Nov 10 No classes 11/11, T classes on 11/12 22,23
Nov 17   24, 25
Nov 24 No classes 11/27-30 Review
Dec 1 Ex 3, 12/2 Review
Dec 8 Last class 11/9

Note:  If a link to an on-line item has a * , the item requires the Quicktime plugin (and a fast internet connection).  You can get the plug-in for free by following the directions on the course Technology Page.  For readings and problems,  JIT=J=Just-In-Time,  FP=F=Fundamentals of Precalculus .  Click on to see the learning outcomes and other guidance for this topic.

Topic/Outcomes Readings Problems and Exercises   Online
1. Self-assessment, Introduction

2. Real Numbers and Arithmetic
(Especially Fractions)
JITp. 1-9,22-23

FP Sec 1.1
Jp.3/1-9odd
Jp.6/1-13odd,Jp.23/2-5,
Jp.9/5-15odd
Fsec1.1/1-4,9-14,59.60
Common denominators
Simplifying quotients
Simplify quotient tutorial
Reciprocals
3. Exponents, Sci. Notation JITp.10-15,19-20 Jp.12/1-15odd,19,21, 16
Jp.15/5-25odd,26-29,31-33
Jp.20/1,3,4,6
4. Simple Inequalities and Absolute Value  FP Sec 1.2 Fsec 1.2//9-19odd,31,33,41
44-53.59-65odd,69,70

5. The Coordinate Plane, Distances,
Midpoints, Graphs of Equations, Completing
the square, Circles
FP Sec 1.3

JITp.25-28
Fsec1.3/11-29odd, 33-45odd

Jp.28/1,5,7
Distance,midpoints,circles
Completing the square(video)*

Completing the square(puzzle)
6. Linear Equations and Inequalities, Lines FP Sec 1.3,1.4

JITp.31-34,53-59
Fsec1.3/61-69odd
Fsec1.4./1,7,19-23odd,29-37odd,44,
55,59,61-64
Jp.35/6,7,10-13,19
Using slider applets
Equations of linear functions
7. Functions and Graphs JITp. 47-51,89-92

FP Sec 1.5
Jp.51/1,3,7-9,11; Jp.94/1,2,5,7,16

Fsec1.5/1,6,10-16,41,42,45,46,
59-67odd,73-79odd,85,89
Evaluating functions
Is it the graph of a function
Mystery of the graph*
8. Graphing and Transforming  Functions JITp. 61-70
FP Sec 1.6,1.7
Jp. 64/10,11; Jp.69/3-6; Jp.71/1-3
Fsec1.6/33-41odd, 51-61odd
Fsec1.7/17-23odd,29,31,33,51,53,59,65
Transformations of functions
Using slider applets

9. Algebra of Functions FP Sec 1.8 Fsec1.8/1-11odd,21-27odd,43-51,61-70
10. Inverses FP 1.9
JITp.147-155
Fsec1.9/7-10,41,42,45-61odd
Jp.152/1,3,8 p.155/1,3,5
Composing functions (video)*
Decomposing functions (video)*
Decomposing functions(tutorial)
Composing functions(quiz)
Composing/decomposing(quiz)
Inverse functions(video)*
Inverse functions I (quiz)
Inverse functions II (quiz)
11.Quadratic Functions, Complex Numbers FP Sec 2.1,2.2(omit p.127-128)
Fsec2.1/3,7-17odd,21,23,25,37,39,47,
49,57,59,65,69,77
Fsec2.2/73,79,83,87

Complex numbers and  quadratics
Complex number quiz
12. Polynomials FP Sec 2.3 (omit p. 134-135 and 138-140,but read AA-15), Sec A.2 (omit the FOIL method), A.3 (omit AA-20), Sec 2.4 (omit 146-148)
JITp.81-83

FsecA.2/13,23,25,31,32,57,61,62,65,69
FsecA.3/12,13,32,48
Fsec2.3/ 3,5,6,31,33; Fsec2.4/3,7,19-23,31,35,38;
Jp.83/2,3,7,9

Pulling out common factors
Factoring
Factoring puzzle
Dividing polynomials(video)*

Long division
Polynomial division puzzle
13. Polynomial Functions FP Sec 2.6 Fsec2.6/1-9odd,13,20,21,
27-35odd,53-60
Polynomial zeros
14. Rational Functions FP Sec 2.7, FP A.4 Fsec2.7/3,9,16,17,19,21,22,31,33,
37,41,69-74,81,85,91
Graphs of rational functions
Asymptotes(puzzle)
15. Exponential Functions FP Sec 4.1 Fsec4.1/13-18, 29,31,25,33, 43-53odd, 81,
83,91,92

16. Logarithmic Functions FP Sec 4.2
JITp.156-162
Fsec4.2/1-9odd, 9-17odd, 25,26,29,43,49-55odd, 59-65odd,69,81,97,99; Jp.158/12-21; Jp.162/5,6,9   Definition of Logarithms I(tutorial)
Definition of Logarithms II(tutorial)
17. Logarithm Properties FP Sec 4.3
JITp. 163-168
Fsec4.3/1,3,4,6,7,9,14,17,19,27,29,31,35,41,42,49
51,53, 57, 58, 76; Jp.165/1,3; Jp.168/11
Properties of Logarithms I(tutorial)
Properties of Logarithms II(tutorial)
Properties of Logarithms (quiz I)
Properties of Logarithms(quiz II)
Matching Logarithmic Expressions(puzzle)
18. Log and Exp Equations FP Sec 4.4 Fsec4.4/3,15,19,29,31,35,36,61,63,65   Exponential Equations(puzzle)
Logarithmic Equations(puzzle)
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations(quiz)
19. Angles FP Sec 3.1
JITp. 96-98
Fsec3.1/1-21odd,41-49odd,55-59odd, 69-83odd,91-97odd   Degrees to radians
20. Sin and Cos FP Sec 3.2
JITp. 99-107
Fsec3.2/1-27odd,47-54odd , 55, 56,73-77odd
Jp.104/3-6, p.108/3-11odd
Trig functions and quadrants
21. Graphing Sin and Cos FP Sec 3.3
JITp. 108-112
Fsec3.3/1-4,25-33odd,41-48,69-71

Graphs of trig functions (quiz)

22. Other Trig Functions FP Sec 3.4 Fsec3.4/3-17odd,52.55.59,67,69,75
23. Inverse Trig Functions FP Sec 3.5
JITp.169-173,179-180
Fsec3.5/1-33 odd, 38,41, 65, 67, 68, 71-73,81, 82, 87; Jp. 181/1abd,3ac,4a

24. Trig Identities FP Sec 3.7
JITp.136-140
Fsec3.7/1-9, 15-18, 25,26, 31-35, 39-41,47-50,59; Jp.140/ 1,2,6,8,9

25. Trigonometry JITp. 130-135 Jp. 132/1,3,7,9; Jp. 135/1-4
Exponential decay example
Exponential Growth example
Exponential Growth and Decay(quiz)
Finding the Mummy's Age(video)*