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MATH 1051 -- Precalculus I (Lecture 020) Fall 2009

Hours and Location: MWF 1:25pm-2:15pm Fraser Hall 101
Course URL: http://www.math.umn.edu/~math-sa-sara0050/teaching/09f/

Instructor: Vishal Saraswat, E-mail: vishal@math.umn.edu
Office: 524 Vincent Hall, Phone: (612) 624 - 0284
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays: 12:30pm - 1:20pm; and by appointment



Comprehensive Final Exam: Thursday, December 17th 2009, 1:30pm-4:30pm, in Room TBA


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Exam 4 key is up.
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Practice problems for Exam 4.
10/09:
Practice problems for Exam 3.
10/09:
Practice problems for Exam 2.
09/28:
Exam 1 key is up.
09/25:
Exam 1 (take home) is up.
As announced in the class while handing out the exam, there is a typo on the exam that was handed out. The problem # 5 on the exam that was handed out should have been:
5. (10 points) Factor completely: 42x3 - 7x2 - 105x.
Please make sure that you fix this error while doing the exam.
The copy of the Exam posted on this webpage does not have this typo.
09/11:
A CourseLib page for Math 1051 has been set up. It contains information and resources, including where to find the textbook in the U of M library system.
09/11:
Diagnostic Test, Diagnostic Test Key and Homework
09/11:
Answers to assigned even-numbered problems posted.
09/09:
The office hour on Wednesday has been changed from 2:30pm-3:20pm to 12:30pm-1:20pm.
09/03:
Welcome to MATH 1051: Fall 2009.

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Homeworks



The homeworks will be due at the beginning of the discussion section on Tuesdays. No late homeworks will be accepted unless pre-arranged with your TA. Ideally, students should do the homework problems assigned for the previous classes before coming to the class.

Answers to assigned even-numbered problems
Graph Paper for HW
Homework 1: (Due Tuesday, September 15)
Problems handed out with the diagnostic pretest key.
Homework 2: (Due Tuesday, September 22)
Section A.2 (Page 19): Odd # problems 13, 15, 21-37, 38 (ans: 4 - pi), 41-53
Section A.3 (Page 29): Odd # problems 21, 23, 25, 31-43, 49, 51, 53, 57-63, 67, 71-97, 111, 113, 115
Section A.5 (Page A41): odd # problems 5-33
Section A.6 (Page A52): odd # problems 25-51, 59-67, 75, 85-99, 101
Homework 3: (Due Tuesday, September 29)
Section A.8 (Page A69): odd # problems 15-17 21-35, 41, 45, 55
Section A.10 (Page A87): odd # problems 7-21, 27-35, 41-51, 55-77, 87, 97
Section 1.1 (Page 7): odd # problems 11-19, 27, 35, 37, 43, 45, 49, 55, 63
Section 1.2 (Page 17): odd # problems 19-23, 29, 31, 37-45, 51-63, 67, 69, 75, 77, 81
Homework 4: (Due Tuesday, October 6)
Section 1.3 (Page 31): odd # problems 17, 19, 23-29, 37-71, 77-85, 91, 93, 103, 105, 115, 117
Section 1.4 (Page 39): odd # problems 13, 17, 21-41, 47, 49
Section 2.1 (Page 59): odd # problems 15-21, 27-39, 47-65, 71, 73, 81, 87-91, 95
Section 2.2 (Page 67): odd # problems 11-25, 29a, 29b, 29d, 35, 41
Homework 5: (Due Tuesday, October 13)
Section 2.3 (Page 79): odd # problems 21-43, 53, 57-61, 64a (ans is x2 + 40/x)
Section 2.4 (Page 89): odd # problems 9-47, 51
Section 2.5 (Page 101): odd # problems 7-35, 41, 53, 57
Section 2.6 (Page 107): odd # problems 1a only, 5, 7a&b only, 11a&b only, 13, 19a, 23
Homework 6: (Due Friday, October 16)
Chapter 1 (Pages 109-111): memorize graphs, formulas, and Things to Know
Chapter 1 (Page 43): ALL these problems (not just odds): 3-6, 9-17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27-37, 41, 47, 50
Exam problems from Chapter 1 will be like these and the other assigned homework problems from Chapter 1
Chapter 2 (Page 111): ALL these problems (not just odds): 1, 3, 9-13, 17, 25, 27, 29, 30, 34, 35, 43, 45, 55-64, 69, 70, 73, 74a
Exam problems from Chapter 2 will be like these and the other assigned homework problems from Chapter 2
Homework 7: (Due Tuesday, October 27)
Section 3.1 (Page 124): odd # problems 13, 21, 29-37, 41, 43, 45, 51
Section 3.3 (Page 142): odd # problems 11-23, 27, 31, 35, 37, 41, 53-63, 67, 69, 81, 83
Section 3.4 (Page 150): odd # problems 3, 5, 7, 9, 11a&b&c only, 13-19
Section 3.5 (Page 156): odd # problems 3, 5, 7, 9, 19, 21, 25, 33, 35
Homework 8: (Due Tuesday, November 3)
Section 4.1 (Page 180): odd # problems 23-35, 45-51, 67, 69, 77, 83
Section 4.2 (Page 192): odd # problems 11-17, 23, 25, 29, 33, 37-49
Homework 9: (Due Tuesday, November 10)
Section 4.3 (Page 206): odd # problems 7-15, 25, 33, 41, 53a, 55a
Section 4.4 (Page 213): odd # problems 3-13, 17, 21, 23, 27, 29, 33, 41, 51
Homework 10: (Due Friday, November 13)
Chapter 3 (Page 158): memorize Things to Know
Chapter 3 (Page 158): ALL these problems (not just odds): 1, 3, 5, 9-15, 19, 25, 29, 31-34, 35, 37, 40, 44
Exam problems from Chapter 3 will be like these and the other assigned homework problems from Chapter 3
Chapter 4 (Page 234): memorize Things to Know through Rational function
Chapter 4 (Page 236): ALL these problems (not just odds): 5-9, 11, 19, 20, 23, 25, 29, 31, 35, 37, 39, 42, 89a, 89b
Page 214 #35
Exam problems from Chapter 4 will be like these and the other assigned homework problems from Chapter 4
Homework 11: (Due Tuesday, November 24)
Section 5.1 (Page 247): odd # problems 7, 11, 13, 19-29, 33, 35, 41, 53, 55, 61, 65, 69
Section 5.2 (Page 259): odd # problems 9-19, 31, 35, 49, 53, 59-65, 69, 73, 77, 89
Section 5.3 (Page 273): odd # problems 11, 17, 19, 29-39, 43, 57-77, 83
Section 5.4 (Page 286): odd # problems 9, 13, 17, 23, 29, 33, 37, 43, 49, 63-69, 87-93, 99-109, 119, 131, 133a, 133b, 133c, 133d
Homework 12: (Due Tuesday, December 1)
Section 5.5 (Page 297): odd # problems 7-21, 39, 41, 43, 51, 55, 61, 65, 81, 87, 95
Homework 13: (Due Tuesday, December 8)
Section 5.6 (Page 303): odd # problems 7-15, 21, 23, 29, 31, 33, 35, 41, 45, 49-55, 75, 77, 81, 97
Section 5.7 (Page 312): odd # problems 3, 11, 13, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 39, 49, 53
Homework 14: (Due Monday, December 7)
Chapter 5 (Page 334): memorize Things to Know through Change-of-Base Formula
Chapter 5 (Page 336): ALL these problems (not just odds): 1, 5, 7, 11, 17-21, 29, 33-42, 45, 47, 49, 51, 52, 56, 63-66, 69, 70, 71, 75, 77, 81, 90
Page 341 #22
Exam problems from Chapter 5 will be like these and the other assigned homework problems from Chapter 5
Homework 15: (Due Tuesday, December 15)
Appendix A (Page A20): ALL these problems (not just odds): #19, 39, 42;
Page A30 #45, 55, 65, 78, 90, 94, 117;
Page A41 #10, 18, 28;
Page A52 #28, 32, 41, 73, 103;
Page A69 #24, 39, 54;
Page A87 #25, 37, 39, 48, 70, 76, 78
Chapter 1 (Page 44): ALL these problems (not just odds): #1-10
Chapter 2 (Page 108): ALL these problems (not just odds): #14, 15, 22a, 24;
Page 114 #1-5, 7-10, 12;
Page 115 #1-6, 16-19
Chapter 3 (Page 160): ALL these problems (not just odds): #1-9,
Page 161 #4, 5, 6, 12
Chapter 4 (Page 238): ALL these problems (not just odds): (Cpt Test)#1, 5, 6, 7, 11;
Page 238 (Cum Rev) #3, 8, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24
Chapter 5 (Page 339): ALL these problems (not just odds): #91;
Page 340 #1-7, 10, 14-20;
Page 341 #6, 8, 9, 12, 13

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Exams



Diagnostic Pretest (September 8)
Diagnostic Test Key and Homework
Exam 1 (take home) (Due September 28th, 1:25pm)
The first exam will cover the topics from Appendix A which is a review of high school algebra. There will be 10 questions each worth 10 points on this take-home exam. Here are exams from previous semesters to help you practice:
[Exam 1 from Spring 2008 (in class), Key], [Exam 1 from Fall 2008 (take home), Key], [Key to Exam 1 from Spring 2009 (take home)].
Please note that the exam given in this class will be not be of exactly the same format.
Exam 1 Key
Exam 2 (Friday, October 16th, 1:25pm-2:15pm)
The second exam will cover the topics from chapters 1 and 2 of the book. Though there won't be direct questions from the Appendix A, but you'll need to know the material there to be able to do well on this exam. There will be 8 questions worth total 100 points on the exam to be completed in 50 minutes. So do a lot of practice taking the exam. Here are exams from previous semesters to help you practice:
[Exam 2 from Spring 2008, Key] [Exam 2 from Fall 2008, Key] [Exam 2 Review from Spring 2009, Key].
Please note that the exam given in this class will be not be of exactly the same format.
Exam 2 Key
Exam 3 (Friday, November 13th, 1:25pm-2:15pm)
The third exam will cover the topics from chapters 3 and 4 of the book. Though there won't be direct questions from the Appendix A or Chapters 1&2, but you'll need to know the material there to be able to do well on this exam. There will be 8 questions worth total 100 points on the exam to be completed in 50 minutes. So do a lot of practice taking the exam. Here are exams from previous semesters to help you practice:
[Exam 3 from Fall 07, Key], [Exam 3 from Spring 08, Key], [Exam 3 Study Guide from Spring 09, Key].
Please note that the exam given in this class will be not be of exactly the same format.
Exam 3 Key
Exam 4 (Monday, December 7th, 1:25pm-2:15pm)
The fourth exam will cover the topics from chapters 5 of the book. Though there won't be direct questions from the Appendix A or Chapters 1-4, but you'll need to know the material there to be able to do well on this exam. There will be 8 questions worth total 100 points on the exam to be completed in 50 minutes. So do a lot of practice taking the exam. Here are exams from previous semesters to help you practice:
[Exam 4 from Fall 07, Key], [Exam 4 from Spring 08, Key], [Study Guide for Exam 4, Exam 4 Key Wed 29 Apr ].
Please note that the exam given in this class will be not be of exactly the same format.
Exam 4 Key
Final Exam (Thursday, December 17th, 1:30pm-4:30pm)
The final exam will be a comprehensive exam covering all the topics covered in the class. There will be questions from the Appendix A and Chapters 1-5. There will be both multiple-choice and non-multiple-choice questions on the exam to be completed in 3 hours. So do a lot of practice taking the exam. Here are exams from previous semesters to help you practice:
[Sample Final Exam from Spring 03, Key], [Sample Final Exam from Spring 05, Key].
Please note that the exam given in this class will be not be of exactly the same format.




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