# MATH 102 - Suggested Weekly Schedule

**Textbook:** *Fundamentals of College Algebra*, 10th Ed.
by Swokowski & Cole

**Note:** This is a fall or spring schedule. In summer, this
schedule is accelerated by a factor of 3 in order to accommodate a
5-week session.

**Suggested Schedule**

- Week 1
- Chapter 1 Review, Section 2.1

Topics covered: equations and inequalities

- Chapter 1 Review, Section 2.1
- Week 2
- Sections 2.2–2.4

Topics covered: applications of equations, quadratic equations, complex numbers

- Sections 2.2–2.4
- Week 3
- Sections 2.4–2.6

Topics covered: other equations, inequalities

- Sections 2.4–2.6
- Week 4
- Sections 2.7, 3.1–3.2

**Exam**. Topics covered: rectangular coordinate systems and graphs

- Sections 2.7, 3.1–3.2
- Week 5
- Sections 3.3–3.5

Topics covered: lines and functions

- Sections 3.3–3.5
- Week 6
- Sections 3.6–3.8

Topics covered: quadratic functions, operations on functions and inverse functions

- Sections 3.6–3.8
- Week 7
- Sections 3.9, 4.1–4.2

Topics covered: variation, polynomials

- Sections 3.9, 4.1–4.2
- Week 8
- Sections 4.3–4.4

**Exam 2**. Topics covered: zeros of polynomials, complex roots

- Sections 4.3–4.4
- Week 9
- Sections 4.5, 5.1

Topics covered: rational functions, exponential functions

- Sections 4.5, 5.1
- Week 10
- Sections 5.2–5.4

Topics covered: more on exponentials, logarithms

- Sections 5.2–5.4
- Week 11
- Sections 5.4–5.5, 6.1

Topics covered: exponential and logarithmic equations, systems of equations

- Sections 5.4–5.5, 6.1
- Week 12
- Sections 6.1–6.3

**Exam 3**. Topics covered: systems of linear equations and inequalities

- Sections 6.1–6.3
- Week 13
- Sections 6.6–6.8

Topics covered: algebra of matrices, inverse of a matrix, determinants

- Sections 6.6–6.8
- Week 14
- Sections 6.9, 7.1

Topics covered: more on determinants, infinite sequences

- Sections 6.9, 7.1
- Week 15
- Sections 7.2–7.3

Topics covered: arithmetic and geometric sequences

- Sections 7.2–7.3
- Comprehensive
**Final**exam.

Last modified Thurs Aug 14, 1997 by mrm