Math 145: Precalculus

Time & Location: 
Mon 8:309:30 in 370/217
Thu 8:3010:00 in 370/217
Fri 8:3010:00 in 356/336 
Instructor: 
Glen Pugh
Bldg 359 Rm 201 (map)
glen.pugh@viu.ca (by
far the best way to contact me!)
(250)7533245 ext. 2752 
Details: 

Final Exam Notes: 
 Exam Period Office Hours: MonFri 9:303:00
 Final Exam
Schedule: check and double check the time and location!
 For the final exam you should bring lots of pencils, an eraser, a ruler,
a calculator (basic scientific, nongraphing), a watch and your Student ID.
 Final Exam Focus: know how to
 expand and simplify expressions:
Review of Algebra: 8, 27, 51, 88
 factor expressions:
Review of Algebra: 34, 38
 solve quadratic equations:
Review of Algebra: 62, 66
 rationalize numerator/denominator:
Review of Algebra: 104, 106
 solve inequalities:
Review of Algebra: 133, 137, 154, 156
 find slopes and equations of lines:
Review of Analytic Geometry: 12, 14, 22, 24
 find distance between points and put equations of circles into standard form:
Review of Analytic Geometry: 38, 40
 find points of intersection of linear functions: 2.3: 44, 46
 put a quadratic function into standard form and graph: 2.4: 14, 16.
 combine functions: 2.6: 6, 8, 18, 20
 find the domain, range and inverse of a function: 2.7: 22, 32
 sketch graph of inverse of a function given the graph of a function: 2.7: 38, 40
 perform long division of polynomials: 3.2: 8, 10
 use remainder theorem and synthetic division to test zeros/factors of polynomials: 3.2: 14, 36
 completely factor polynomials: 3.4: 21, 25
 convert from degrees to radians and work with the unit circle: 4.1: 22, 28; 4.2: 4, 6, 28, 30; 4.4: 7, 9
 sketch the graph of a transformed sine/cosine function: 4.3: 36, 38
 find intercepts and sketch the graph of exponential functions: 5.1: 10, 11
 use logarithm laws and solve equations involving logarithms: 5.2: 44, 48, 56, 58
 solve exponential growth problems: 5.3: 4, 6

Assignments
posted 
read 
exercises 
reminders 
Apr 2 
Textbook 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 
5.1: 1, 5, 7, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51
5.2: 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 25, 29, 39, 41,
43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 67, 73, 75
5.3: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 27, 29

Teaching evaluations Thu Apr 10 last
15 minutes of class; please attend 
Mar 18
updated Mar 25 with Test 3 topics 
Textbook 4.3, 4.4 
4.3: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 17, 19, 21, 23, 27, 31, 35, 37, 41, 45, 46, 53
4.4: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 27

Test 3 Mon Mar 31 on
3.13.4, 4.14.4 
Mar 10 
Textbook 4.1, 4.2 
4.1: 1, 7, 9, 11, 17, 19, 23, 25, 27, 29, 53, 55, 57
4.2: 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 27, 29, 31, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53

Quiz 6 Mon Mar 17 on 3.3, 3.4 
Mar 6 
Textbook 3.3, 3.4 (omit treatment of complex numbers) 
3.3: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 33, 35
3.4: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 21, 23, 27, 31, 33, 37

Quiz 5 Mon Mar 10 on 3.1, 3.2 
Feb 21 
Textbook 3.1, 3.2 
3.1: 3, 7, 9, 11, 43, 45
3.2: 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 23, 25, 27, 29, 33, 37,39, 43

Test 2 Mon Mar 3 on
Review of Analytic Geometry and
Text: 2.12.4, 2.6, 2.7 
Feb 10
updated Feb 16 with revised Quiz 4 topics 
Textbook 2.4, 2.6, 2.7 
2.4: 1, 5, 7, 13, 19, 31, 35, 37, 41, 45
2.6: 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 25, 31, 33
2.7: 1, 3, 21, 25, 27, 29, 31, 37, 39, 45

Quiz 4 Mon Feb 18 on 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 
Jan 31 
Textbook 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 
2.1: 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 15, 19, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 49
2.2: 5, 7, 11, 13, 23, 27, 29, 33, 39, 41
2.3: 29, 33, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49


Jan 20 
Review of Analytic Geometry 

Test 1 Mon Jan 28 on
all material to end of class Fri Jan 25 
Jan 13
updated Jan 18 with revised Quiz 2 topics 
Review of Algebra pages 511 (omit section on Binomial Theorem) 
Exercises 6171 & 77125 (odd numbered problems only) of
Review of Algebra

Quiz 2 Mon Jan 21 on
Exercises 6171, 77116 & 127141 (odd numbered problems only) of
Review of Algebra 
Jan 6
updated Jan 13 with revised Quiz 1 topics 
Review of Algebra pages 15 
Exercises 171 (odd numbered problems only) of
Review of Algebra

Quiz 1 Mon Jan 14 on
Exercises 171 (odd numbered problems only) of
Review of Algebra 
