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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
  • Week 2
    • Sections 2.2–2.4
      Topics covered: applications of equations, quadratic equations, complex numbers
  • Week 3
    • Sections 2.4–2.6
      Topics covered: other equations, inequalities
  • Week 4
    • Sections 2.7, 3.1–3.2
      Exam. Topics covered: rectangular coordinate systems and graphs
  • Week 5
    • Sections 3.3–3.5
      Topics covered: lines and functions
  • Week 6
    • Sections 3.6–3.8
      Topics covered: quadratic functions, operations on functions and inverse functions
  • Week 7
    • Sections 3.9, 4.1–4.2
      Topics covered: variation, polynomials
  • Week 8
    • Sections 4.3–4.4
      Exam 2. Topics covered: zeros of polynomials, complex roots
  • Week 9
    • Sections 4.5, 5.1
      Topics covered: rational functions, exponential functions
  • Week 10
    • Sections 5.2–5.4
      Topics covered: more on exponentials, logarithms
  • Week 11
    • Sections 5.4–5.5, 6.1
      Topics covered: exponential and logarithmic equations, systems of equations
  • Week 12
    • Sections 6.1–6.3
      Exam 3. Topics covered: systems of linear equations and inequalities
  • Week 13
    • Sections 6.6–6.8
      Topics covered: algebra of matrices, inverse of a matrix, determinants
  • Week 14
    • Sections 6.9, 7.1
      Topics covered: more on determinants, infinite sequences
  • Week 15
    • Sections 7.2–7.3
      Topics covered: arithmetic and geometric sequences
  • Comprehensive Final exam.

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