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Math 1060Q - Fall 2013

Instructor: Jeffrey Connors
E-mail: jeffrey.connors@uconn.edu
Office: ACD 114C
Office hours: M,W 9-11 AM, or by appointment. If you need help you should also consider going to the Academic Center in ACD 107.

Class time and room: M,W 1:20 - 2:35 PM in ACD 207
Text: PreCalculus, 5th Edition by Faires and DeFranza.

The precalculus course will familiarize students with functional notation, graphs of functions, manipulations of functions and commonly used examples of functions such as polynomials and trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. The course develops understanding of critical mathematical concepts used in science and engineering and also serves to prepare students who wish to move on to Calculus I.

Homework: The assignment, return and collection of any homework will usually occur on Mondays when class commences. No homework grades will be dropped. Late homework is not accepted without receiving my permission on or before the due date, which will require a reasonable explanation as to why the homework cannot be completed on time.
Quizzes: These will be administered near the beginning of most classes and will be related to the material covered during the previous lecture (see the schedule below). The lowest three quiz grades will be dropped. There will be no make-up quizzes.
Calculators: The use of calculators will not be permitted on exams or quizzes. Calculators may be used on homework but your work must be shown to get partial credit.

Grading:
Homework  30%
Quizzes  10%
Exam 1  15%
Exam 2  15%
Final  30%

Final exam: Currently scheduled for Dec. 11 from 1-3 PM in ACD 207.
Final exam rescheduling policy:
Finals week for fall 2013 takes place from Monday, December 9th, through Sunday, December 15th. Students are required to be available for their exam and/or complete any assessment during the time stated in the Registrar's Office schedule. If you have a conflict with this time you must visit the Avery Point Student Services Office to discuss the possibility of rescheduling this final. The Office of Student Services REQUIRES advance notice from students who have prior knowledge of a conflict (i.e., bunched finals, religious obligation, legal/medical appointments, etc.) Students must come to Student Services to seek permission to reschedule their final NO LATER THAN Friday, November 29th. Please note that vacations, previously purchased tickets or reservations, graduations, social events, misreading the assessment schedule and over-sleeping are not viable reasons for rescheduling a final. If you think that your situation warrants permission to reschedule, please contact the Office of Student Services (Branford House 306) to make an appointment with the Director of Student Services (860) 405-9024 or www.advapp.uconn.edu (choose Avery Point from the drop down menu).

Date    Book SectionsTopicsNotes
Aug. 26     1.2     Real number system
Aug. 28     1.3-1.4     Coordinate plane, equations, graphs         Quiz on 1.2
Sept. 2         Labor Day - no class
Sept. 4     1.6     Functions         Quiz on 1.3-1.4
Sept. 9     1.7     Linear Functions         Quiz on 1.6
Sept. 11     1.8     Quadratic functions         Quiz on 1.7
Sept. 16     2.1-2.2     Some other common functions         Quiz on 1.8
Sept. 18     2.3     Arithmetic with functions         Quiz on 2.1-2.2
Sept. 23     2.4     Compositions of functions         Quiz on 2.3
Sept. 25     1.1-2.4     Review for Exam 1
Sept. 30           Exam 1
Oct. 2     3.1-3.2     Polynomials
Oct. 7     3.3     Factors and zeros         Quiz on 3.1-3.2
Oct. 9     3.4     Rational functions         Quiz on 3.3
Oct. 14     4.1-4.3     Measuring angles, right triangles         Quiz on 3.4
Oct. 16     4.4     Sinusoidal functions         Quiz on 4.1-4.3
Oct. 21     4.5     Sinusoidal graphs         Quiz on 4.4
Oct. 23     4.6     Other trig. functions         Quiz on 4.5
Oct. 28     4.7     Trigonometric identities         Quiz on 4.6
Oct. 30     4.9     Law of Sines, Law of Cosines         Quiz on 4.7
Nov. 4     3.1-4.9     Review for Exam 2
Nov. 6          Exam 2
Nov. 11     2.5     Inverse functions
Nov. 13     4.8     Inverse trig. functions         Quiz on 2.5
Nov. 18     5.1-5.2     Exponential and logarithmic functions         Quiz on 4.8
Nov. 20     5.3     Logarithm functions         Quiz on 5.1-5.2
Nov. 25         Thanksgiving break - no class
Nov. 27         Thanksgiving break - no class
Dec. 2     5.4     Exponential growth and decay         Quiz on 5.3
Dec. 4     All     Review for final exam
Dec. 9         Finals week - no class
Dec. 11     FINAL EXAM