Math 121 — College Algebra, Section 12

Course Schedule

Here is a link back to the course syllabus/policy page.

In the following all sections and page numbers refer to the required
course textbook, *College Algebra Essentials, 9th Edition*, by Michael
Sullivan.

This schedule is subject to change, but should be accurate at any moment for at least a week into the future.

Mostly bureaucracy and introductions.**M:**

**Pre-test**§1.1: Linear Equations**T:**§1.2: Quadratic Equations**W:**§§1.2&1.3: Complex Numbers; Quadratic Equations in the Complex Number System**F:**

**Quiz 1 today.**

*[NOTE: this is the last day to add classes.]*

§§1.3&1.4: Radical Equations; Equations Quadratic in Form; Factorable Equations**M:**§1.4**T:**§1.5: Solving Inequalities**W:**§1.6: Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value**F:**

**Quiz 2 today.**

§1.7: Problem Solving —**M:**

*[NOTE: this is the last day to drop classes without a grade being recorded.]*§1.7: Interest, Mixture, Uniform Motion, Constant Rate Job Applications**T:**§2.1: The Distance and Midpoint Formulas**W:**§2.2: Graphs of Equations in Two Variables; Intercepts; Symmetry**F:**

**Quiz 3 today.**

§2.3: Lines**M:**§2.4: Circles**T:**Review for Test I.**W:****F:****Test I today, on Chapter 1 and §§2.1–2.4**

§2.5: Variation**M:**§2.5**T:**§3.1: Functions**W:**§3.1**F:**

**Quiz 4 today.**

§3.2: The Graph of a Function**M:**§§3.2&3.3: Properties of Functions**T:**§3.3**W:**§3.4: Library of Functions; Piecewise-defined Functions**F:**

**Quiz 5 today.**

§3.5: Graphing Techniques; Transformations**M:**§3.5**T:**§3.6: Mathematical Models; Building Functions**W:**§4.1: Linear Functions and Their Properties**F:**

**Quiz 6 today.**

§4.3: Quadratic Functions and Their Properties**M:**§§4.3&4.4: Build Quadratic Models from Verbal Descriptions and from Data**T:**Review for Test II.**W:****F:****Test II today, on §2.5, Chapter 3, and §§4.1, 4.3, & 4.4.**

§4.4**M:**§4.5: Inequalities Involving Quadratic Functions**T:**§5.1: Polynomial Functions and Models**W:**§5.1**F:**

**Quiz 7 today.**

*[NOTE: this is the last day to withdraw (with a***W**) from classes.]

§5.5: The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function**M:**§5.5**T:**§5.6: Complex Zeros; Fundamental Theorem of Algebra**W:**§5.2: Properties of Rational Functions**F:**

**Quiz 8 today.**

§5.3: The Graph of a Rational Function**M:**§5.3**T:**§5.4: Polynomial and Rational Inequalities**W:**§6.1: Composite Functions**F:**

**Quiz 9 today.**

§6.2: One-to-One Functions; Inverse Functions**M:**§6.3: Exponential Functions**T:**Review for Test III.**W:****F:****Test III today, on Chapters 4 and 5.**

§§6.3&6.4: Logarithmic Functions**M:**§6.4**T:**§6.5: Properties of Logarithms**W:**§6.6: Logarithmic and Exponential Equations**F:**

**Quiz 10 today.**

**Thanksgiving Break!**

No classes, of course.

§6.6**M:**§6.7: Compound Interest**T:**§6.8: Exponential Growth and Decay Models; Newton's Law; Logistic Growth and Decay Models**W:**Review for Final Exam.**F:**

**Exam week**, no classes.- Our
is scheduled for*FINAL EXAM***Tuesday, December 6th, from 3:30-5:50pm**in a room to be announced.Bring your calculator, if you want it — however, you may not use a "symbolic calculator", nor your textbook, nor any notes.*[NOTE: this is not the final exam period written in the catalog corresponding to our class meeting times.]*

Jonathan Poritz (jonathan.poritz@gmail.com) |