Fall 2013 - Math 108 - Precalculus

Monday-Wednesday-Friday 9-9:50am in GFS116

Quentin Berger - KAP424C
qberger@usc.edu
Office hours: Mon 2:00 - 3:00 PM, Wed 5:00-6:30 PM or by appointment

Teaching Assistant: Giuseppe Martone, gmartone@usc.edu, KAP424F

Textbook: HUNGERFORD. Contemporary Precalculus

Here is the Syllabus


Week Material Practice Problems
August 25-29  Ch. 1: Basics: Real numbers / solving equations
 p14: 30 to 36 ; 63 to 75 ; 111 to 116 
 p29: 1 to 6 ; 47 to 50 ; 65 to 68 ; 81-82  
September 2-6  Ch. 1: the coordinate plane / lines and circles p48: 11, 21, 22, 23, 24, 35, 36, 37, 41, 42, 47, 56, 61, 71, 75
September 9-13  Ch. 2/3: graphs and use of graphs to solve equations / optimization problems  p89:2, 3, 5, 43, 44 ; p148: 19, 20, 21 (and then plot the function) ; p112: 13, 17, 34 ; p118: 13, 18, 21
September 16-20  Ch. 2/3: functions and graphs of functions  p159:3 to 12, 40, 44, 46 to 52, 75; p172: 38, 40, 41, 44
September 23-27  Ch. 4: Quadratic functions  p248: 25, 26, 46, 47, 48, 54, 55, 57, 58
Sept. 30 - Oct. 4 Midterm #1: Solution.Midterm1.pdf :            Sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1  Practice for Oct. 10: p278: 1 to 8, 19 to 24, 39, 40, 44, 47, 48
October 7-11  Ch. 4.5: rational functions  p300: 1, 2, 3, 4, 11 to 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31
October 14-18  Ch. 5: exponential functions  p249: 11, 12, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 ; p355: 1, 5, 7, 13 ; p365: 1, 3, 6, 7, 11, 15, 17, 18, 64, 65
October 21-25  Ch. 5: logarithmic functions  p374: 1, 2, 16 ; p383: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35 ; p390: 11, 12, 13, 14 ; p406: 5 to 18,
Oct. 28 - Nov. 1  Ch. 5: exponential/logarithmic functions ; solving equations p406: 41, 43, 45, 67, 69, 79 practice.Midterm2.pdf
November 4-8 Midterm #2 Solution.Midterm2.pdf For the quiz: p406: 5 to 18, 35, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 51, 52, 63, 65, 66, 67, 69, 79
November 11-15 Ch. 6: trigonometric functions  p434: 19 to 22, 39 to 44, 57, 60 ; p440: 1 to 6, 31, 32 ; p449: 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 16, 19, 24, 30, 31, 32, 34, 63, 71, 72
November 18-22 Ch. 7: trigonometric identities  p464: 43, 44, 45; p487: 49, 50, 51; p510: 1, 2, 9, 19 (a,b,c); p593: 12, 13, 15, 29, 37, 44
November 25-29 Thanksgiving  
December 2-6  ??  

  • Quentin Berger
  • USC, Department of Mathematics
  • 3620 S. Vermont Ave, KAP 108
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-2532