 
Summary: MATH 1051 PRECALCULUS I FALL 2001
Lecture 030 MWF 01:2502:15pm Phys 166
Lecture 040 MWF 02:3003:20pm NichH 211
Instructor: Alexander Alekseenko, 508 Vincent Hall,
phone: (612) 6244564
email: alekseen@math.umn.edu
web: www.math.umn.edu/~alekseen
Textbooks.
1. M. Sullivan, K. Murphy, and M. Sullivan, Algebra Review, Prentice Hall, 1996 (referred as
SMS).
2. M. Sullivan, Precalculus, 6th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2002 (referred as S).
Course content. The course will be a review of high school algebra. We will start from
recalling properties of polynomials and rational expressions. Then we will review exponents and
radicals and after that we will have the first midterm. Then the next topic will be Cartesian
coordinates, graphs, and equations of lines and circles. The notion of function, it's basic properties,
and some mathematical modeling will be considered before the second midterm. Then we proceed
with polynomial and rational functions. We will consider exponential and logarithmic functions
before the third midterm. The rest of the semester will be devoted to logarithmic and exponential
equations and some of their applications.
Homework and quiz arrangements. Homework problems are listed for each section in the
