Precalculus for Prefreshmen

New York Univeristy, HEOP-UE 610-003

Instructor: Doris Dobi
Office: WWH Rm 1008
E-mail:
Ofiice Hours: Wednesdays after class, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Class Hours: MWR, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Bldg. ARC, RM. LL03

Welcome! I will progressively update this webpage throughout the course. So visit regularly for important worksheets, links, study tips, and extra exam help and problems. For now, here is the course syllabus and the diagnostic test with solutions you took during the first lecture.

Resources:

If you don't have a graphing calculator, wolfram alpha is very helpful. Even if you have one, it's still a great way to check your work.
For extra help and review, visit khan academy's lectures on various topics.

Homework:

Chapter 1: Read the entire chapter. Do as many problems as you can, and ask about questions that you cannot solve during class or during office hours.

Chapter 2: Read the entire chapter. Do as many problems as you can, but here are some questions I like:
2.1: 3, 4, 15, 16, 21, 27-30, 65-68
2.2: 4, 12-28, 40-44, 49-50, 51-56, 57-68
2.3: 5-8, 19-22, 31-34
2.4: 1-22
2.5: 5-14, 15-18, 21-33, 55-60, 61-66, 75-88
2.6: 5-16, 27-32, 41-44, 46-47, 51-58
2.7: 5-10, 17-20, 29-36, 55-60, 79-80

Chapter 3: Read the entire chapter. Here are some good problems to practice on:
3.1: 3, 5, 6, 15-22, 38-44, 45-48, 51-54
3.2: 1-4, 5-6, 9-14, 15-20, 27-35, 47-50, 76, 77
3.3: All problems here are great to do!
3.4: 1-4, 5-8, 11-14, 20-40, 40-50, 60-64, 66-69, 71-88
3.5: All problems on complex numbers. This section is very important.
3.6: All problems here, except for the ones that require a calculator.
3.7: We've already brifly touched on this chapter previously. Do all problems here except the ones that require a calculator.

Chapter 4: Read the entire chapter and make sure you understand all of the worked-out exercises in each chapter.
I recommend all of the non-calculator problems and exercises in this chapter.