Precalculus
Homework for Math 140 – Precalculus Winter 2009
Bittinger Text, 4^{th} Edition Work every other odd suggested problem. Work
more problems if you do not feel comfortable with the concept.
Unit 1 
Date 
Section 
Topics to be Covered 
Homework Assignment 
112 

Introduction 

R.1 
The Real Number System 
177 e/o odd 
R.2 
Integer Exponents, Scientific
Notation, and Order of Operations 
195 e/o 
R.3 
Addition, Subtraction, and
Multiplication of Polynomials 
153 e/o odd 
R.4 
Factoring 
1141 e/o odd 
114 
R.5 
The Basics of Equation Solving 
169 e/o odd 
R.6 
Rational Expressions 
181 e/o odd 
R.7 
Radical Notation and Rational
Exponents 
1129 e/o odd 
119 

No class Professional Development 

121 
1.1 
Introduction to Graphing 
1133 e/o odd 
1.2 
Functions and Graphs 
1101 e/o odd 
1.3 
Linear Functions , Slope and
Applications 
177 e/o odd 
126 
1.4 
Equations of Lines and Modeling 
171 e/o odd 
1.5 
Linear Equations, Functions, Zeros,
and Applications 
1111 e/o odd 
128 
1.6 
Solving Linear Inequalities 
145 e/o odd 
*** 
Review for Exam #1 

*** 
CBR Lab 

22 
***** 
Exam #1 on Chapters R & 1 

Unit 2 
23 

Project Success Day 

24 
2.1 
Increasing, Decreasing, and Piecewise
Functions 
175 e/o odd 
2.2 
The Algebra of Functions 
167e/o odd 
29 
2.3 
The Composition of Functions 
143 e/o odd 
2.4 
Symmetry and Transformations 
1131 e/o odd 
211 
2.5 
Variation and Applications 
139 e/o odd 
3.1 
The Complex Numbers 
183 e/o odd 
3.2 
Quadratic Equations , Functions,
Zeros, and Models 
1121 e/o odd, 107 
216 
3.3 
Analyzing Graphs of Quadratic
Functions 
155 e/o odd 
3.4 
Solving Rational Equations and
Radical Equations 
187 e/o odd 
218 
3.5 
Solving Equations and Inequalities
with Absolute Value 
161 e/o odd 
*** 
Review for Exam #2 

223 
***** 
Exam #2 on Chapters 2 & 3 

Unit 3 
225 
4.1 
Polynomial Functions and Modeling 
179 e/o odd 
4.2 
Graphing Polynomial Functions 
139 e/o odd, 107 
32 
4.3 
Polynomial Division ; The Remainder
and Factor Theorems 
153 e/o odd 
4.4 
Theorems about Zeros of Polynomial
Functions 
197 e/o odd 
4.5 
Rational Functions 
183 e/o odd 
34 
4.6 
Polynomial and Rational Inequalities 
181 e/o odd 
5.1 
Inverse Functions 
1101 e/o odd 
Spring Break 
316 
5.2 
Exponential Functions and Graphs 
191 e/o odd, 107 
5.3 
Logarithmic Functions and Graphs 
197 e/o odd 
318 
5.4 
Properties of Logarithmic Functions 
175 e/o odd 
5.5 
Solving Exponential and Logarithmic
Equations 
167 e/o odd 
323 
5.6 
Applications and Models: Growth and
Decay, and Compound Interest 
133 e/o odd 
*** 
Review for Exam #3 

Unit 4 
330 
6.1 
Trigonometric Functions of Acute
Angles 
1100 e/o odd 
6.2 
Applications of Right Triangles 
139 e/o odd, 107 
6.3 
Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle 
1105 e/o odd 
41 
6.4 
Radians, Arc Length, and Angular
Speed 
179 e/o odd 
6.5 
Circular Functions: Graphs and
Properties 
155 e/o odd 
46 
6.6 
Graphs of Transformed Sine and Cosine
Functions 
167 e/o odd 
7.1 
Identities: Pythagorean and Sum and
Difference 
175 e/o odd 
48 
7.2 
Identities: Cofunction, DoubleAngle,
and HalfAngle 
137 e/o odd, 107 
7.3 
Proving Trigonometric Identities 
155 e/o odd 
413 
7.4 
Inverses of the Trigonometric
Functions 
167 e/o odd 
7.5 
Solving Trigonometric Equations 
151 e/o odd, 107 
415 
8.1 
The Law of Sines 
131 e/o odd 
8.2 
The Law of Cosines 
135 e/o odd, 107 
*** 
Review for Exam #4 

420 
***** 
Exam #4 on Chapters 6, 7, & 8 

Unit 5 
422 
9.1 
Systems of Equations in Two Variables 
175 e/o odd 
9.2 
Systems of Equations in Three
Variables 
137 e/o odd 
427 
9.3 
Matrices and Systems of Equations 
143 e/o odd, 107 
9.4 
Matrix Operations 
145 e/o odd 
429 
10.1 
The Parabola 
133 e/o odd 
10.2 
The Circle and the Ellipse 
153 e/o odd 
10.3 
The Hyperbola 
139 e/o odd, 107 
54 
*** 
Review for Exam #5 

***** 
Exam #5 on Chapters 9 & 10 

56 
*** 
Comprehensive Review 

511 
***** 
Final Exam 

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