# 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

- Phone: (213) 821 - 1628
- Email: qberger@usc.edu