MA 100 Introductory Calculus for the Natural Sciences
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Precalculus Problems
Fall 2015
Resources: There are 4 sources for the problems, all freely available on the internet. It is recommended
you download and save all the les, in case the websites become
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra
Student Solutions Manual
Complete worked solutions to odd problems
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Fall Term, 2015
MATHEMATICS 100 - Introductory Calculus for the Life Sciences
Instructor: Dr. Cristina Stoica
E-mail: cstoica@wlu.ca
Oce: BA529
Oce Hours: Monday, Wednesday 10:00am -11:00am and 1:00pm - 2:00pm, or by
appointment.
Lectures (Section A): Mon
Precalculus
Version = 3, Corrected Edition
by
Carl Stitz, Ph.D.
Lakeland Community College
Jeff Zeager, Ph.D.
Lorain County Community College
July 4, 2013
ii
Acknowledgements
While the cover of this textbook lists only two names, the book as it stands tod
MA110 Lab Report 2
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1. [4 marks] A sports car is purchased and depreciates linearly in value.
(a) If the value of the car is $43500 after four years and $24000 after seven years, express the value of the car V as a line
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MA100 Lab 2 - Analytic Geometry and Intro to Functions
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1. [2 marks] Determine the equation of the line (in slope-intercept form) passing through the points (1, 5) and
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MA100 Lab 1 - Algebra Review
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1. [5 marks] Fully factor each of the following polynomials.
(a) x4 + 4x3 12x2
(b) 6x2 13x + 6
x4 + 4x3 12x2 = x2 (x2 + 4x 12)
two numbers
MA100 Lab Notes - Analytic Geometry; Intro to Functions and their Graphs
Text References: Stewart Analytic Geometry, and sections 1.3 - 1.6 from Stitz-Zeager
Linear Functions:
A straight line passing through a point (x1 , y1 ) and has slope given by m has
MA100 Lab Notes - Transformations, Composition and Function Operations, Inverses
Text References: Precalc text - 1.5, 1.7, 5.1-5.2
Transformations and Translations
Consider the graph of the function f (x). Then, if c > 0,
f (x) c
is the graph of f shifted
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MA100 Lab 3 - Functions Continued
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1. [8 marks] Sketch the following graphs by applying transformations to the base functions.
1
(a) 2 1 x 2
(b) |2x 1| 2
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(c)
2
+1
2x
Fall Term, 2014
MA100 - B & C - Introductory Calculus for the Natural Sciences
Instructor:
Oce:
Oce Hours:
Dr. Fei Xu
BA303E
MW 11:30 am-12:20 pm in BA535 (Bricker Academic Building),
other times by appointment.
Email: fxu@wlu.ca, Include course number or
MA100 Recommended Problems
Precalculus Problems
Resources: There are 3 sources for the problems, all freely available on the internet. It is
recommended you download and save all the les, in case the websites become unavailable at some
future date.
1. Ste
MA100 Lab Notes
Text References: Stitz-Zeager: 6.1 - 6.4
Exponential Functions:
An exponential function is a function of the form f (x) = ax , where a > 0, a = 1 is constant and called the base,
and x is a variable and called the exponent.
The general sh