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First Day Handout for Students
MATH 2412
Precalculus: Functions and Graphs
Spring ‘12
Meets:
TTh 10:55am 12:40pm
RVS A  2212
MATH 2412
Section:
009
Synonym:
46920
Instructor:
Rene Lumampao
Office:
A1141.4
Phone:
(512) 2236295
Email address:
[email protected]
You will be able to access the lecture notes
by clicking on the blackboard login link at
http://www.austincc.edu/
Office Hours:
MW 12:15  1:15
3:15 – 4:15
TTh
7:50 – 8:50
12:451:45
Also by appointment
COURSE DESCRIPTION
MATH 2412 PRECALCULUS: FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS (440).
This is a course
designed to prepare students for MATH 2413 Calculus I. Content includes algebraic, logarithmic,
exponential, and trigonometric functions and equations; parametric equations; and the polar
coordinate system.
Prerequisites:
Trigonometry, MATH 1316, or an equivalent course. You should also have
current algebra skills at the level ofMATH 1314 College Algebra. If you do not have current
knowledge of these topics, then you should ask your instructor about course level changes.
Importance of Prerequisites:
This is not a review course.
If you do not have current knowledge
of the material in our MATH 1314 College Algebra, and MATH 1316, Trigonometry, please
ask
your instructor about changing to one of these course to better prepare for MATH 2412.
Required Text
:
Functions Modeling Change: A Preparation for Calculus
, by Connally, Hughes
Hallet, Gleason, et al., 4th edition.
Use of Graphing Utilities:
As with any course where either graphing or scientific calculators are
used, the calculator will be used as a supportive tool. This course is not about calculator usage,
but about precalculus concepts. We will use graphing calculators when their use enhances the
understanding of a mathematical idea. Graphing calculators are not required for this course.
However, as you progress through the semester you may find it convenient to purchase your own.
Individual instructors may vary in how often and in what manner they utilize these types of
calculators. Most ACC faculty are familiar with the TI family of graphing
calculators. Hence, TI calculators are highly recommended for student use.
Other calculator brands can also be used. Your instructor will determine the extent of
calculator use in your class section.
INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY
This course is taught in the classroom primarily as a lecture/discussion course.
Course Rationale
: This course is designed to teach students the algebraic and trigonometric
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modeling concepts needed for scientific/engineering calculus. It is not simply a review of college
algebra and trigonometry.
MATH 2412, Precalculus. Learning Objectives
1.
Sketch graphs and appropriate transformations for the following: polynomial
functions (linear, quadratic, followed by those with degree three and higher), tri
gonometric functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational functions,
and conic sections.
2.
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