MATH 0005A - Precalculus: Functions and Graphs

Fall 2021

Course information

Course outline

The course will be on Brightspace

Instructor: Prof. Lucy Campbell

Contact me: campbell(at)math(dot)carleton(dot)ca


Grade 11 Functions (University/College Preparation) or Grade 11 Functions and Relations (University Preparation), or equivalent.
Note that this course is not available for degree credit for students who have successfully completed Grade 12 Mathematics - Advanced Functions, or an equivalent High School functions course.

Textbook (required):

Basic Technical Mathematics, Eleventh Edition, by Allyn J. Washington

Course Description:

Review of algebraic manipulations. Polynomials: the remainder theorem, and the factor theorem; graphing. Real and Complex roots. Absolute values. Inequalities. Functions, including composition of functions, and Inverse functions. Logarithmic and exponential functions.

Academic Accommodation:

You may need special arrangements to meet your academic obligations during the term.

Pregnancy or Religious obligation: Write to me with any requests for academic accommodation during the first two weeks of class, or as soon as possible after the need for accommodation is known to exist.

Academic accommodations for students with disabilities: The Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities (PMC) provides services to students with Learning Disabilities (LD), psychiatric/mental health disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), chronic medical conditions, and impairments in mobility, hearing, and vision. If you have a disability requiring academic accommodations in this course, please contact PMC at 613-520-6608 or for a formal evaluation. If you are already registered with the PMC, contact your PMC coordinator to send me your Letter of Accommodation as soon as possible. After requesting accommodation from PMC, email me to ensure accommodation arrangements are made. Please consult the PMC website for the deadline to request accommodations for the formally-scheduled exam (if applicable).