**Precalculus**

Fundamentals:

Review the basic concepts in algebra and analytical geometry.

Functions:

Domain and range; graphs and transformations of functions; combining functions; modeling; one-to-one functions and their inverses.

The elementary functions:

Polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions.

Analytic Trigonometry:

Trigonometry identities; addition, subtraction, double-angle, half-angle, and product-sum formulas; inverse trigonometric functions; solving trigonometric equations.

Limits: a preview of calculus.

**Module Information**

- 21529 176 (28) Mathematics 176
- Year 1 of the programme: BSc (Alternative Access) + BIng (Alternative Access)
- Lecture load: 6 hours per week (4 lectures + 1 tutorial)
- Language specification : T

**Lecturer**

- Mrs EJ Burger. 3003 Bedryfsielkunde Building, e-mail: ejburger@sun.ac.za

**Learning Material**

Prescribed textbook: Stewart, Redlin, Watson – “Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus”, 5th Edition.

**Outcomes**

Understanding of mathematical concepts and aquisition of technical skills to be prepared for calculus.

Stimulation of critical thinking.

**Assessment**

- Tutorial tests written at the end of tutorial sessions.
- Short tests, spot tests and quizzes.
- Term test and semester test.
- Examination are written at the end of the year.
- Students require a class mark of at least 40% to be allowed to write the examination.
- The class mark is composed as follows: average of tutorial tests 20%, short tests, spot tests and quizzes 20%, term test and semester test 60%.
- The final mark for the subject if calculated as: class mark 40%, exam mark 60%.
- A final mark of 50% is required to pass if certain criteria is met.

**General Information**

- Attendance of classes and tutorials is compulsory.
- The use of pocket and graphical calculators is forbidden in this course.
- Compliance with the code of conduct.