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# Precalculus with Applications -- Spring 2019

**MTH 132 - Precalculus with Scientific Applications.** Functions used in calculus including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric. Systems of equations and inequalities, conic sections, polar parametric equations, sequences and series, and Binomial Theorem. (PR:Math ACT 24 or above, or C or better in MTH 127 or C or better in MTH 130)

- Time and Place: 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm MTWRF at Corbly Hall 436.
- Instructor: Peter Saveliev (call me Peter).
- Office: Smith Hall 713.
- Office Hours: MWF 2:00, or by appointment.
- Office Phone: x4639
- E-mail: saveliev@marshall.edu
- Class Web-Page: math01.com
- Prerequisites: solid algebra skills, some knowledge of Cartesian coordinates, familiarity with basic functions
- Text: Stewart, Redlin, Watson.
*Algebra and Trigonometry*, 4th edition. - Computer Restrictions: graphic calculator TI-83 or TI-83+.
- Activities: the student will practice each outcome via the homework given in the textbook and online.
- Evaluation: the student achievement of each outcome will be assessed via in-class quizzes, online quizzes (webwork.marshall.edu), and in-class tests.
- Grade Breakdown:
- participation: $20\%$,
- quizzes: $30\%$,
- midterm: $20\%$,
- final exam: $30\% $;

i.e., the total score is the following weighted average of the five scores: $$\text{TOTAL }= .20 \times P + .30\times Q + .20\times M + .30\times F.$$

**LINKS:**

**Course policy**- Tutoring
- Lecture notes (Chapters 1-4)
- Webwork: http://webwork.marshall.edu/webwork2/S19-Math-132-Saveliev/
- Upcoming Exams:
- Precalculus with Scientific Applications -- Spring 2019 -- midterm, Monday March 4.
- Precalculus with Scientific Applications -- Spring 2019 -- final exam, Friday May 10, 12:45-2:45 pm, same place. (Note: If the two-hour time allowance results in a conflict in exam times, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the professor of the later course and to reschedule the later exam.)

- Old exams (not to be used for practicing):
- 2016: Precalculus with Scientific Applications -- Spring 2016 -- midterm, Precalculus with Scientific Applications -- Spring 2016 -- final exam
- 2014: College Algebra -- Fall 2014 -- final exam
- 2013: College Algebra -- Fall 2013 -- final exam
- 2011: Final exam 2011
- 2008: test 1, test 2,
- 2005: test 2, test 3