MCS   120, Precalculus
Spring 2005

 Reading assignments, part 1 MCS-120 homepage Homework guidelines Prof. Barbara Kaiser

Reading assignments, Feb. 7 - March 24

 Date: Section: Topic: Prep: Homework: HW due: Feb. 7 Introduction Feb. 8 1.1, 1.2 Functions, rate of change 1.1, #3 1.2, #4 1.1,#4,6,16,20,26 1.2, #6,10,12,16 2/14 Feb. 10 1.3, 1.4 Linear functions 1.3, #2,4 1.4,#4,12 1.3,#8,12.14.18.20. 26 1.4, #16,26,28,30,34 2/14 Feb. 11 1.5 Properties of linear functions #4,6 #16,20,22,24,26 2/14 Feb. 14 1.6 Fitting linear functions to data #2,4,8 2/21 Feb. 15 Quiz #1 Feb. 17 2.1,2.2 Input, output, domain, and range 2.1, #12 2.2, #2 2.1, #14,16,20,22,26 2.2, #28, 30, 32,34 2/21 Feb. 18 2.3 Piecewise defined functions 2.3, #4,8 2.3, #10, 12, 14, 16 2/21 Feb. 21 2.4 Inverse functions #2, 8 #10, 11,14, 16, 18, 20 2/24 Feb. 22 2.5, 2.6 Concavity, quadratic functions 2.5, #2, 6 2.6, #4 2.5, #12, 16,18, 20 2/24 Feb. 24 2.6 Quadratic functions 2.6,#10, 14, 18, 20, 22 Feb. 25 Quiz #2 Feb. 28 3.1 Exponential functions March 1 3.2 Compared to linear functions March 3 3.3 Graphs of exponential functions March 4 3.4 Continuous growth March 7 Quiz #3 March 8 4.1 Logarithms March 10 4.2 Logs and exponentials March 11 4.3 Logarithmic functions March 14 4.4 Logarithmic scales March 15 Review/ catch-up March 17 Test #1 March 18 5.1 Vertical and horizontal shifts March 21 5.2 Reflections and symmetry March 22 5.3, 5.4 Vertical & horizontal stretches and compressions March 24 5.5 Quadratic functions