Math 121 — College Algebra, Section 3

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.

**M:**- Some bureaucracy and introductions.
- Mathematical Content:
- §1.1: Linear Equations
- §1.2: Quadratic Equations

- Do
**HW0: Send me e-mail**(at jonathan.poritz@gmail.com) telling me:- Your name.
- Your e-mail address. (Please give me one that you actually check fairly frequently, since I may use it to contact you with important information sometime this summer.)
- Your year/program/major at CSUP.
- The reason you are taking this course.
- Past math classes you've had.
- Anything else you think I should know (disabilities, employment
or other things that take a lot of time,
*etc.*)

**T:**- Mathematical Content:
- §1.3: Complex Numbers; Quadratic Equations in the Complex Number System
- §1.4: Radical Equations; Equations Quadratic in Form; Factorable Equations

- Hand in
**HW1:**- §1.1: 18-84 E3
^{rd}, 85, 95 - §1.2: 1, 6, 12-36 E3
^{rd}, 42-63 E3^{rd}, 72, 91, 93, 99

- §1.1: 18-84 E3

- Mathematical Content:
**W:**- Mathematical Content:
- more §1.4
- §1.5: Solving Inequalities

- Hand in
**HW2:**- §1.3: 9-33 E3
^{rd}, 54-69 E3^{rd}, 73 - §1.4: 9-39 E3
^{rd}

- §1.3: 9-33 E3

- Mathematical Content:
**Θ:**- Mathematical Content:
- §1.6: Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value

- Hand in
**HW3:**- §1.4: 42-84 E3
^{rd} - §1.5: 11-79 E4
^{th}, 81, 89

- §1.4: 42-84 E3
**Quiz 1 today.**

- Mathematical Content:

**M:**- Mathematical Content:
- §1.7: Problem Solving: Interest, Mixture, Uniform Motion, Constant Rate Job Applications

- Hand in
**HW4:**- §1.6: 9-57 E3
^{rd}

- §1.6: 9-57 E3

- Mathematical Content:
**T:**- Mathematical Content:
- §2.1: The Distance and Midpoint Formulas
- §2.2: Graphs of Equations in Two Variables; Intercepts; Symmetry

- Hand in
**HW5:**- §1.7: 7, 9, 15, 19, 21, 25, 27, 31, 33, 35, 39, 41, 49

- Mathematical Content:
**W:**- review for
**Test I**— here is a review sheet - Mathematical Content:
- §2.3: Lines

- Hand in
**HW6:**- §2.1: 1-12 (
**all**), 13, 18-30 E3^{rd}, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 49 - §2.2: 1-10 (
**all**), 12-30 E3^{rd}, 39-54 E3^{rd}, 56, 61, 69, 75

- §2.1: 1-12 (

- review for
**Θ:**- Hand in
**HW7:**- §2.3: 12-84 E3
^{rd}

- §2.3: 12-84 E3
**Test I today.**

- Hand in

**M:****No class today -- it's Memorial Day!**

**T:**- Mathematical Content:
- §2.4: Circles
- §2.5: Variation

- Hand in
*Test I*revisions today, if desired

- Mathematical Content:
**W:**- Mathematical Content:
- §3.1: Functions

- Hand in
**HW8:**- §2.4: 8-30 even, 35, 37, 39, 41, 47
- §2.5: 3-41 E4
^{th}

- Mathematical Content:
**Θ:**- Mathematical Content:
- §3.2: The Graph of a Function

- Hand in
**HW9:**- §3.1: 16, 19, 24, 27, 32, 37, 40, 45-60
E3
^{rd}, 63, 70, 75, 77, 84, 87

- §3.1: 16, 19, 24, 27, 32, 37, 40, 45-60
E3
**Quiz 2 today.**

- Mathematical Content:

**M:**- Mathematical Content:
- §3.3: Properties of Functions

- Hand in
**HW10:**- §3.2: 10, 12-27 E3
^{rd}, 35, 40

- §3.2: 10, 12-27 E3

- Mathematical Content:
**T:**- Mathematical Content:
- §3.4: Library of Functions; Piecewise-defined Functions
- §3.5: Graphing Techniques; Transformations

- Hand in
**HW11:**- §3.3: 11-20 (
**all**), 21-42 E3^{rd}, 45, 53, 57, 61, 66, 71, 75, 85a

- §3.3: 11-20 (

- Mathematical Content:
**W:**- review for
**Test II**— here is a review sheet - Mathematical Content:
- more §3.5

- Hand in
**HW12:**- §3.4: 4-17 (
**all**), 19, 26, 28, 29, 32, 33, 36, 41, 44, 47

- §3.4: 4-17 (

- review for
**Θ:**- Hand in
**HW13:**- §3.5: 9-63 E3
^{rd}

- §3.5: 9-63 E3
**Test II today.**

- Hand in

**M:**- Mathematical Content:
- §3.6: Mathematical Models; Building Functions
- §4.1: Linear Functions and Their Properties

- Mathematical Content:
**T:**- Mathematical Content:
- §4.3: Quadratic Functions and Their Properties

- Hand in
**HW14:**- §3.6: 1-15 odd
- §4.1: 15-39 E3
^{rd}, 41, 46, 49

- Mathematical Content:
**W:**- Mathematical Content:
- §4.4: Build Quadratic Models from Verbal Descriptions and from Data
- §4.5: Inequalities Involving Quadratic Functions

- Hand in
**HW15:**- §4.3: 12-21 E3
^{rd}, 31, 36, 42, 45, 47, 52, 54, 57, 75, 79, 81

- §4.3: 12-21 E3

- Mathematical Content:
**Θ:**- Mathematical Content:
- §5.1: Polynomial Functions and Models

- Hand in
**HW16:**- §4.4: 3-15 odd
- §4.5: 4-24 even, 33

**Quiz 3 today.**

- Mathematical Content:

**M:**- Mathematical Content:
- §5.5: The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function
- §5.6: Complex Zeros; Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

- Hand in
**HW17:**- §5.1: 16-92 E4
^{th}

- §5.1: 16-92 E4
**Last Drop Date**

- Mathematical Content:
**T:**- Mathematical Content:
- §5.2: Properties of Rational Functions
- §5.3: The Graph of a Rational Function

- Hand in
**HW18:**- §5.5: 12-64 E4
^{th}, 103 - §5.6: 9-24 E3
^{rd}, 31-39 odd

- §5.5: 12-64 E4

- Mathematical Content:
**W:**- review for
**Test III**— here is a review sheet - Mathematical Content:
- §5.4: Polynomial and Rational Inequalities

- Hand in
**HW19:**- §5.2: 13-35 odd
- §5.3: 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 17, 20, 27, 45, 49

- review for
**Θ:**- Hand in
**HW20:**- §5.4: 6, 21-42 E3
^{rd}

- §5.4: 6, 21-42 E3
**Test III today.**

- Hand in

**M:**- Mathematical Content:
- §6.1: Composite Functions
- §6.2: One-to-One Functions; Inverse Functions

- Mathematical Content:
**T:**- Mathematical Content:
- §6.3: Exponential Functions
- §6.4: Logarithmic Functions

- Hand in
**HW21:**- §6.1: 7, 9, 11, 17, 21, 29, 33, 35, 45, 49, 51, 53, 55, 59
- §6.2: 15, 19, 21, 23, 29, 33, 37, 39, 43, 51, 55, 61, 65, 73, 79

- Mathematical Content:
**W:**- Mathematical Content:
- §6.5: Properties of Logarithms

- Hand in
**HW22:**- §6.3: 15-57 E3
^{rd}, 61-85 odd, 91, 101, 105 - §6.4: 9-45 E3
^{rd}, 59, 63-69 odd, 71, 90-102 E3^{rd}

- §6.3: 15-57 E3

- Mathematical Content:
**Θ:**- Mathematical Content:
- §6.6: Logarithmic and Exponential Equations

- Hand in
**HW23:**- §6.5: 13-73 odd

**Quiz 4 today.**

- Mathematical Content:

**M:**- Mathematical Content:
- more §6.6
- §6.8: Exponential Growth and Decay Models; Newton's Law; Logistic Growth and Decay Models

- Hand in
**HW24:**- §6.6: 6-45 E3
^{rd}, 49, 51, 53

- §6.6: 6-45 E3

- Mathematical Content:
**T:**- review for
**Final Exam**— here is a review sheet - Hand in
**HW25:**- §6.8: 1-13 odd, 14

- review for
**W:****No class today -- it's Independence Day!**

**Θ:****Final Exam today 8:00-10:20am in our usual classroom.**Bring your calculator, if you want it — however, you may not use a "symbolic calculator", nor your textbook, nor any notes.

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