Pre-Calculus

Course Objectives

  • Precalculus is an advanced form of secondary school algebra intended to prepare students for the study of calculus. Pre-calculus typically includes a review of algebra, as well as an introduction to exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and analytic geometry. Equivalent courses are introduction to analysis, college algebra, and trigonometry.
  • 2.5-hour sessions, 13 weeks.
  • Text: Pre-Calculus, Sullivan.

Syllabus Week Topic

1st Functions and their Graphs

2nd Linear and Quadratic Funcions

3rd Polynomial and Rational Functions

4th Exponential and Logarithmis Functions

5th Trigonometric Functions

6th Analytic Trigonometry

7th Applications of Trigonometric Functions

8th Polar Coordinates, Vectors

9th Analytic Geometry

10th System of Equations and Inequalities

11th Sequences; Induction; Binomial Theorem

12th Counting and Probability

13th Preview of Calculus: Limits, Derivative, Integral