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Monthly Archives: March 2014
Monday 31 March class
Topics: ā¢ Transformations of the basic graph for b>1, and finding the domain (Example 13.13) ā¢ Using the properties of logarithms to simplify expressions containing logarithms (Example 14.2) ā¢ Using the properties of logarithms to expand a logarithm (Example 14.3) … Continue reading
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Reminder: contribute to the discussions in Piazza!
There are a couple of questions posted on the Piazza discussion boardĀ that are seeking student solutions, as well as other goodies that you may find useful. Remember that you can also help by editing an answer to improve it! This … Continue reading
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Wednesday 26 March class
Topics: ā¢ Basic exponential functions and their graphs (for b>1 and for 0<b<1): See Example 13.2 and Observation 13.3, also Example 13.5 Note that all of these basic graphs have the yintercept at (0,1) and have a horizontal asymptote y=0 … Continue reading
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Monday 24 March class
Topics: ā¢ Quick review of the first method of solving absolute value inequalities, expanded to also look at the graph. See also Example 12.4(d) in the textbook. ā¢ Solving linear inequalities: this is just like solving linear equations, except that … Continue reading
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Checklist
Please go through theĀ checklistĀ and make sure that you have everything set up. Especially make sure you have an email address in WeBWorK, as that will be used to send out midterm grades later on.
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Monday 17 March and Wednesday 19 March classes
(after Test 2 on Wednesday) Topics: Rational Functions and their graphs ā¢ Domain: the domain of a rational function will be all real numbers except the xvalues which make the denominator 0. ā¢ Vertical asymptotes: these occur where the denominator … Continue reading
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PeerLed Team Learning for MAT 1375
Spring 2014 PLTL ScheduleĀ (link to pdf of the schedule, or click on the image below to embiggen it)
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Test 2 Review: Updated with references to the textbook
Test 2 is scheduled for the first 50 minutes of class on Wednesday 19 March. The review SelfTests were handed out in class and are also available on theĀ PiazzaĀ discussion board, where you can ask questions if you get stuck! … Continue reading
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Wednesday 12 March class
Topics: ā¢ Finding all roots of a polynomial and using them to find a complete factorization of the polynomial over the complex numbers. ā¢ For a polynomial with real coefficients, if it has nonreal complex roots they occur in conjugate … Continue reading
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Monday 10 March class
Topics: ā¢ Review of Session 8 material: The following three things are equivalent: c is a root of the polynomial f(x) xc is a factor of f(x) When you divide f(x) by xc, the remainder is 0. Therefore, finding roots … Continue reading
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