Basic Stu
1.1 Trigonometry
The common trigonometric functions are familiar to you, but do you know some of the tricks to
remember (or to derive quickly) the common identities among them? Given the sine of an angle, what
is its tangent? Given its tangent,
Math 116 - Videotapes
There are videotapes for Math 116, College Algebra, on reserve in the Kitty Lindsay Learning
Resources Center (LRC). These videos are from the 1st edition of the Larson and Hostetler
Graphing Calculator textbook, however, and do not
Mathematical Notation
Math 116 - College Algebra
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Use Word or WordPerfect to recreate the following documents. Each article is
worth 10 points and can be printed and given to the instructor or emailed to the
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Math 116 - Homework Problems
The homework is optional, but highly suggested. There are 43 sections of homework worth 86
points. Two additional points will be given for each chapter in which homework is submitted,
bringing the total possible to 102 points
Polynomial Functions
Polynomial functions in one variable can be written in expanded form as
f ( x ) = an x n + an1 x n1 + an2 x n2 +
+ a2 x 2 + a1 x + a0
Examples of polynomials in expanded form are
f ( x ) = 5 x3 4 x + 2 and f ( x ) = 1.7 x8 + 3.1x 7 5
Rational Functions
Rational functions are the ratio of two polynomial functions.
They can be written in expanded form as
P ( x ) an x n + an1 x n1 +
=
f ( x) =
Q ( x ) bm x m + bm1 x m1 +
+ a1 x + a0
+ bm x + b0
Examples of rational functions in expanded
Math 116 - Grade Sheet
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