1650.622, Fall 2007
TAMS  Precalculus
Conley

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Instructor: Charles Conley, GAB 419, (940) 565-3326

Class: Monday-Friday, 10:00-10:50, Physics 112

Text: Precalculus, 5th edition, by Stewart, Redlin, and Watson

Calculators: not allowed during exams, discouraged for homework

Homework: due twice weekly, usually at the beginning of class on Tuesdays and Fridays.  There will be approximately 30 assignments, each worth 5 points.  Collaboration is allowed, as the main purpose of the problem sets is to prepare you for the exams.

Grading: The highest possible score is 150 points on all the problem sets together, 150 points on each of the midterms, and 200 points on the final, for a total of 800 points.  The final grades will follow a curve which will depend on how well the class does and how hard I feel the tests are.  When I have taught this course in the past, the curve has usually been around 75% for an A, 65% for a B, 55% for a C, and 45% for a D.

Tutoring: available through TAMS or the Math Lab

It is the responsibility of students with disabilities to provide the instructor with appropriate documentation from the Dean of Students Office.

Note: Some of the graphing problems have a calculator icon next to them to indicate that you should use a calculator.  You should ignore it and try to do the problem without a calculator.  It is ok to use a calculator in word problems with large numbers.

Note: Final exam date changed by registrar, new date given below.

Final Exam: Monday, Dec. 10, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM, in the usual class room.  It will be comprehensive and worth 200 points.

Homework 29, due Friday, December 7 (skip questions about foci and eccentricity):

Section 10.4: 12, 16, 18, 23-25, 27-30, 35
Chapter 11 Review: 5, 8, 11, 13, 16, 21, 26, 28, 49, 52, 54, 61, 63, 66, 70, 78, 80

Homework 28, due Tuesday, December 4 (skip questions about foci and eccentricity):

Section 10.2: 6, 8, 10, 16, 20, 23-24, 32, 42, 44a
Section 10.3: 6, 12, 14, 20, 22, 32, 34, 35

Homework 27, due Friday, November 30:

Section 11.5: 27-30, 35acde, 36
Section 11.6: 2-4, 8, 10, 15-16, 19-20, 26, 36-40 even, 48, 51-53

Homework 26, due Tuesday, November 27:

Section 11.3: 47, 49, 50, 52, 57, 60, 75, 77
Section 11.5: 2-10 even, 14, 16, 20, 24, 26

Homework 25, due Tuesday, November 20:

Section 11.2: 39, 44, 46, 48, 51-55, 58, 61
Section 11.3: 2ab, 6-18 even, 24, 26, 36, 38, 40, 43, 44

Homework 24, due Friday, November 16:

Section 11.1: 8, 14, 16, 24, 28, 32, 36, 38, 42, 58, 62, 67
Section 11.2: 4, 6, 14, 16, 22, 34, 36, 38

Exam 3: Tuesday, November 13, 150 points

Homework 23, due Tuesday, November 13:

Chapter 7 Review: 1, 4-6, 8, 11-12, 15, 32-38 even, 43, 50, 56, 60, 62-63, 65-66, 68, 70, 73, 75, 78a
Chapter 8 Review: 32, 36, 40, 42, 44, 50, 56, 60

Homework 22, due Friday, November 9:

Section 8.4: 47-49
Section 8.5: 2, 6-8, 12-14, 17-18, 20-24, 26, 28, 33-38

Homework 21, due Tuesday, November 6:

Section 8.4: 1-7, 10, 18, 21, 24, 29, 32, 34, 37, 40-42, 44-46

Homework 20, due Friday, November 2:

Section 8.3: 26, 30, 35, 36, 40, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 64, 68, 72, 76-80, 90, 93

Homework 19, due Tuesday, October 30:

Section 7.5: 18-32 even, 60, 70, 72
Section 8.3: 6-24 even

Homework 18, due Friday, October 26:

Section 7.4: 2, 4, 6, 16, 20, 22, 30, 32, 40, 46, 56
Section 7.5: 2-10 even, 16, 20

Homework 13, due Tuesday, October 23:

Section 7.2: 29, 40
Section 7.3: 4-12 even, 22, 30, 32, 36, 42, 46, 50, 59-61, 63-64, 68, 81-82, 86, 88-89

Homework 16, due Friday, October 19:

Section 7.1: 6, 8, 12, 14, 20, 27, 33, 40, 44, 48, 49, 52, 59, 79, 86, 87
Section 7.2: 1, 10, 16, 20-28 even, 32, 38, 39, 49, 53

Exam 2: Tuesday, October 16, 150 points

Homework 15, due Tuesday, October 16:

Section 6.5: 10, 12, 32, 40, 42
Chapter 5 Review: 2, 4-6, 20, 26, 34, 36, 46, 48
Chapter 4 Review: 2-8 even, 38, 46, 52, 60
Chapter 3 Review: 52, 54, 65-69

Homework 14, due Friday, October 12:

Section 6.2: 4, 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 26, 28, 44, 61-65
Section 6.3: 24, 28, 32, 42, 46, 54, 62a
Section 6.4: 8, 10, 14, 20, 26, 28, 42

Homework 13, due Tuesday, October 9:

Section 5.4: 18, 20, 26, 34-50 even
Section 6.1: 6, 8, 10, 22, 24, 48, 52, 58, 64, 66, 71-73, 76, 80

Homework 12, due Friday, October 5:

Section 5.2: 1, 2, 12, 16, 18, 22, 30, 34, 45, 50, 54, 56, 62, 64, 66
Section 5.3: 2-8 even, 12, 18, 24-38 even

Homework 11, due Tuesday, October 2:

Section 4.4: 32-36 even, 44-50 even
Section 5.1: 2, 4, 8, 12, 18-20, 25, 29, 31, 32, 38-50 even

Homework 10, due Friday, September 28:

Section 4.2: 16, 22, 24, 28, 38, 50-56 even, 77
Section 4.3: 4, 8, 10, 12, 24, 28, 34, 38, 44, 46, 60, 61

Homework 9, due Wednesday, September 26:

Section 3.6: 26, 28, 34, 36, 38, 41, 43, 46-58 even, 64
Section 4.1: 5-13 odd, 14, 30-38 even

Homework 8, due Monday, September 24 (NOTE POSTPONEMENT!):

Section 3.4: 42, 46, 52, 60, 62
Section 3.5: 8, 20, 22, 32, 44, 56, 58
Section 3.6: 40, 42, 44

Exam 1: Tuesday, September 18, 150 points

Homework 7, due Tuesday, September 18:

Section 3.3: 46-58 even
Page 317: 30-36 even
Page 234: 4-5, 20, 24-28 even, 47-54, 66, 77-80

Homework 6, due Friday, September 14:

Section 3.1: 2-36 even
Section 3.2: 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, 18, 20, 22, 56

Homework 5, due Tuesday, September 11:

Section 2.7: 15, 16
Section 2.8: 2, 4, 6, 12-20 even, 27-30, 38-44 even (be sure to include the domain for 44!), 48, 51-54, 66, 70

Homework 4, due Friday, September 7:

Page 141: 2, 6, 14, 15, 17
Section 2.4: 18, 22, 47, 48, 54
Section 2.7: 2, 4, 6-8, 12-14, 21, 22, 26, 28, 30, 34, 40, 44

Homework 3, due Wednesday, September 5:

Section 2.4: 6-8, 10, 13-16, 20, 28-44 even, 56, 62-68 even
Section 2.5: 6-18 even

Homework 2, due Friday, August 31:

Section 2.2: 2-4, 6-9, 11-14, 21, 24, 26, 34, 54, 58, 60, 64, 73a, 74a, 85
Section 2.3: 4, 16, 20

Homework 1, due Wednesday, August 29:

Page 135: 5
Page 141: 3, 4, 7, 9-12
Section 2.1: 1, 2, 14, 15, 22, 28, 42, 44, 50, 51, 54, 56, 65