Loyola University Chicago

Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 117

Carl Stitz and Jeff Zeager. Precalculus (packaged with WebAssign), 3rd edition.

Chapter 1: Relations and Functions
    1.1  Sets of Real Numbers and The Cartesian Coordinate Plane
    1.2  Relations
    1.3  Introduction to Functions
    1.4  Function Notation
    1.5  Function Arithmetic
    1.6  Graphs of Functions
    1.7  Transformations

Chapter 2: Linear and Quadratic Functions
    2.1  Linear Functions
    2.2  Absolute Value Functions
    2.3  Quadratic Functions

Chapter 3: Polynomial Functions
    3.1  Graphs of Polynomials
    3.2  The Factor Theorem and The Remainder Theorem
    3.3  Real Zeros of Polynomials
    3.4  Complex Zeros and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

Chapter 4: Rational Functions
    4.1  Introduction to Rational Functions
    4.2  Graphs of Rational Functions

Chapter 5: Further Topics in Functions
    5.1  Function Composition
    5.2  Inverse Functions
    5.3  Other Algebraic Functions

Chapter 7: Hooked on Conics
    7.2  Circles

Chapter 8: Systems of Equations and Matrices
    8.1  Systems of Linear Equations: Gaussian Elimination
    8.2  Systems of Non-Linear Equations and Inequalities

Below are “core problems” that we expect students to be able to solve to ensure understanding of the material in the course syllabus. The WebAssign core homework problems are taken from Precalculus (3rd ed.) by Carl Stitz and Jeff Zeager.

Chapter 1. Relations and Functions
1.1 21, 25, 27, 30, 34, 38
1.2 4, 18, 20, 28, 30, 43, 46, 49
1.3 2, 3, 4, 8, 11, 12, 18, 20, 22, 24
1.4 8, 14, 35, 43, 52, 58
1.5 18, 24, 32, 45
1.6 9, 12, 18, 20, 26, 28, 29, 75, (and 502.XP)
1.7 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 50, 51, 52, 53, (and CYM.001)
Chapter 2. Linear and Quadratic Functions
2.1 6, 9, 11, 32, 35, 37, 38, 48, 52, 66
2.2 16, 22, 26, 27, 29, 33
2.3 2, 3, 6, 8, 22, 23, 24, 25
Chapter 3. Polynomial Functions
3.1 7, 8, 17, 23, 27, 33
3.2 3, 31, 32, 33, 37, 40, 46
3.3

11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 32

3.4 11, 15, 16, 19, 27, 28, 30, 31, 34, 42
Chapter 4. Rational Functions
4.1 2, 3, 5, 6, 9
4.2 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Chapter 5. Further Topics in Functions
5.1 25, 30, 33, 38, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 54, 63
5.2 4, 5, 11, 14, 17, 22, 24, 27
5.3 1, 6, 7, 12, 14, 17, 21, 26, 43
Chapter 7. Hooked on Conics
7.2 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 15, 17
Chapter 8. Systems of Equations and Matrices
8.1 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 20
8.7 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17

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