Wednesday March 21, inclass. Midterm 2 will cover up to section 3.5. Ellipses and hyperbolas will NOT be included. You do not need to remember an approximation of any logarithm or exponential function. I will start distributing the exam at 3.05 pm and the exam will start at 3.10 pm.
Friday Feb 23, inclass. Midterm 1 will cover up to section 2.2. Ellipses and hyperbolas will NOT be included. I will start distributing the exam at 3.05 pm and the exam will start at 3.10 pm.
A rough breakdown of the letter grades for the first midterm is as follows:
38  50  A 
3337  B 
2832  C 
< 27  D 
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The homework assignment for each week will be posted here by Monday night. It will be due on the following Monday section (with some exceptions  please see schedule).
You are encouraged to discuss ideas with other students. However, you must write up your solution independently. Unless otherwise specified, show all work in logical steps.
Precalculus: A Prelude to Calculus, Third Edition, by Sheldon Axler. ISBN 9781119389491. Berkeley has arranged a custom edition of the text, which is available at the Campus Bookstore. The content in the custom edition is identical to that in the third edition available on the publisher website.
The Mathematics Statistics Library at Evans Hall also has the textbook on reserved. The library has the 2nd edition on reserved.
This is an online learning resource designed to help you assess your mathematical knowledge, identify gaps in that knowledge, and work in learning modules that offer individualized, selfpaced online review of prerequisite topics. In this course, you will:
Taking the initial and final assessments is required. The results of the assessments will not affect your grade, but participation in the assessments will count as 5% of your final grade. Working in the online modules is not required, but strongly encouraged, as it will help you master topics necessary to do well in this course.
For more information, please see the documentation. If you have questions, please contact Milly Farid at
Grading:
Homework  5%  Homework  5% 
ALEKS  5%  ALEKS  5% 
Quizzes  15%  Final  90% 
Midterm 1  20%  
Midterm 2  20%  
Final  35% 
The grades of quizzes will be curved to account for differences in the difficulty of grading standards across sections. For the total score, individual exams will not be curved.
The grading will be on a curve. A letter grade will be computed for both options. The better grade will be your final grade. If you are absent from a midterm (without my permission), your final grade will be computed using Option 1 only.
Homework: The weekly homework and due dates will be posted on the course website. Homework is due in the discussion section. Late homework will not be accepted. Homework will be graded for completion. Two (2) lowest homework scores will be dropped.
You are encouraged to discuss ideas with other students. However, you must write up your solution independently. Unless otherwise specified, show all work in logical steps.
Quizzes: There will be quizzes given in the discussion section. There will be no makeup quizzes. Two (2) lowest quiz scores will be dropped. See quiz dates on the schedule.
Exams: There will be two inclass midterm exams and a final. There will be no makeup exams. Exceptions will be granted on a case by case basis for participations in official university activities, or for unusual circumstances beyond a student’s control, such as significant illness documented by a physician or conflict with a religious holiday. Permission for any absences from exams must be obtained by the second week of classes. Students who have not kept up fully with coursework are not eligible for exceptions.
All exams are cumulative. All exams are closed book. You cannot bring textbooks, notes, or calculators.
ALEKS: Taking the initial and final assessments is required. The results of the assessments will not affect your grade, but participation in the assessments will count as 5% of your final grade. Working in the online modules is not required, but strongly encouraged, as it will help you master topics necessary to do well in this course.
Grade corrections: The grades for exams or quizzes will be changed only if there is a clear error on the part of the grader, such as adding up marks incorrectly. Problems must be brought to the attention of the GSI immediately after the exams are returned.
Incomplete grades: Incomplete "I" grades are almost never given. The only justification is a documented serious medical problem or genuine personal/family emergency. Falling behind in this course or problems with workload in other courses are not acceptable reasons.
Disabilities: If you need accommodations during the exams, please provide the document and make arrangements via email or office hours at least 2 weeks prior the exams. Please see your GSI as soon as possible to make arrangements for the homework/quizzes.
Academic Honesty Policy: I will strictly follow all University and Department of Mathematics academic Honesty Policies. Any evidence of cheating on an exam will result in a score of zero (0). Cheating on the final exam results in an “F” for the course. Cheating includes but is not limited to bringing notes or written or electronic materials into an exam or quiz, copying off another person’s exam or quiz, allowing someone to copy off of your exam or quiz, and having someone take an exam or quiz for you. Incidences of cheating will be reported to Student Judicial Affairs, which may administer additional punishment.
The lecture schedule is approximate and may be subject to change. Homework and quiz dates may also be subject to change. The exam dates will not change.
Date  Lecture Topic  Homework and Quiz 
W Jan 17  Introduction and 0.1  The Real Line  
F Jan 19  ALEKS : Initial Assessment  
M Jan 22  0.2  Algebra of Real Numbers  
W Jan 24  0.3  Inequalities, Intervals, and Absolute Value  
F Jan 26  1.1  Functions  
M Jan 29  1.2  The Coordinate Plane and Graphs  HW 1 due. Quiz 1 
W Jan 31  1.3  Function Transformations and Graphs  
F Feb 2  1.4  Composition of Functions  
M Feb 5  1.5  Inverse Functions  HW 2 due. Quiz 2 
W Feb 7  1.6  A Graphical Approach to Inverse Functions  
F Feb 9  2.1  Linear Functions and Lines  
M Feb 12  2.2  Quadratic Functions and Parabolas  HW 3 due. Quiz 3 
W Feb 14  2.2  Quadratic Functions and Parabolas (Continued)  
F Feb 16  2.4  Polynomial Functions  
M Feb 19  No class. (Presidents' Day)  
W Feb 21  Midterm 1 Review  HW 4 due. 
F Feb 23  
M Feb 26  2.4  Polynomial Functions (Continued)  
W Feb 28  2.3  Rational Exponents , 3.1  Exponential Functions  
F Mar 2  3.1  Exponential Functions. 3.5  e.  
M Mar 5  3.1  Logarithms. 3.5  Natural Logarithm.  HW 5 due. Quiz 4 
W Mar 7  3.2  The Power Rule for Logarithms.  
F Mar 9  3.3  The Product Rule and Quotient Rule for Logarithms  
M Mar 12  3.4  Exponential Growth. 3.6  Approximations of e and ln.  HW 6 due. Quiz 5 
W Pi Day  4.1  The Unit Circle. 4.2 Radians.  
F Mar 16  4.3  Cosine and Sine  
M Mar 19  Midterm 2 Review  HW 7 due. 
W Mar 21  

F Mar 23  2.5  Rational Functions  
M Mar 26  
W Mar 28  
F Mar 30  
M Apr 2  4.3 Cosine and Sine (continue)  
W Apr 4  4.4 More Trigonometric Functions  HW 8 due. 
F Apr 6  4.5 Trigonometry in Right Triangles  
M Apr 9  4.6 Trigonometric Identities.  HW 9 due. Quiz 6 
W Apr 11  5.1 Inverse Trigonometric Functions  
F Apr 13  5.2 Inverse Trigonometric Identities  
M Apr 16  5.3 Using Trigonometry to Compute Area  HW 10 due. Quiz 7 
W Apr 18  5.4 The Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines  
F Apr 20  5.5 DoubleAngle and HalfAngle Formulas  
M Apr 23  5.6 Addition and Subtraction Formulas.  HW 11 due. Quiz 8 
W Apr 25  5.7  Transformation of Trigonometric Functions  
F Apr 27  ALEKS: Final Assessment  
M Apr 30  
W May 2  
F May 4  
W May 9  
You must sign up for both the lecture and one of the discussion sections. I do not have a control over the enrollment. Please follow the department's Enrollment Guidelines or contact Thomas Brown for special circumstances.