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Wednesday 26 February class
Topics: • More on inverse functions: the “roundtrip theorem”: If f and g are onetoone functions, then they are inverse to each other if and only if both of the following are true: for all x in the domain of … Continue reading
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Monday 24 February class
(after Test 1) Topics: • Onetoone functions (also called injective functions) • The horizontal line test for a onetoone function • Definition of the inverse function • Finding a formula for the inverse of a onetoone function algebraically … Continue reading
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Thursday 20 February class
Topics: • Composition of functions: Definition 6.5 p. 77. Start here! • Finding the formula of a composite function • Using functions defined by tables • The square root principle (see this post) vs. the definition of square root: what … Continue reading
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Test 1 review
Test 1 is scheduled for Monday 24 February, the first 50 minutes or so of class. Please review the course policies: in particular, there are no makeup tests and no extra time for latecomers, so please be early! I … Continue reading
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Wednesday 19 February class
Topics: • Basic graphs: the graphs of the following functions are essential to know: Important feature: this graph has an inflection point (the scurve) at (0,0) Important feature: the domain is only the interval Important feature: the graph approaches the … Continue reading
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Monday 10 February class
Topics: • Careful use of = signs in doing computation of difference quotient (or anything else): more similar usage comments are below. • Using the graphing calculator: see the handouts for topics. In this context we encountered Wheeler’s first moral … Continue reading
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Wednesday 5 February class (delayed post)
Topics: • Functions defined by graphs (Examples 3.6 – 3.12) • Finding the domain and range of a function from its graph (see the above examples) • The vertical line test for the graph of a function (Definition 3.10) (Examples … Continue reading
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Monday 3 February class (Updated)
Topics: • A second method for solving absolute value inequalities (See update below) • Lines and slopes of lines • Functions • The domain and range of a function (Note: I will not be using the codomain) • Examples of … Continue reading
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