**PreCalculus–Course Description**
Course Title: Mathematical Analysis (or more commonly: Precalculus)

Grade Level: Grade 11 (Junior)

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Geometry and Algebra II

High School Credit: 1

The course topics include college algebra, advanced trigonometry,
and analytic geometry of two and three dimensions.
Students experience a thorough analysis of all elementary functions
and curve-sketching. Selected discrete mathematics topics
including normal probability distributions, non-linear regression,
and hypothesis testing are explored. Practice with proofs such
as mathematical induction are included. Experience with graphing
calculators is incorporated.

### Textbooks

The primary textbook used will be:

Sullivan, Michael.
__Precalculus.__
Seventh Edition. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 2005.

### Course Objectives

The following list is a set of specific course objectives for
*Mathematical Analysis (Precalculus)*. This list is organized with respect to
its four major course topics which include reviews and extensions of
*Integrated Algebra II*, Probability and Statistics,
and the development of Trigonometry and Precalculus.

### Assignments

New this year this course will employ
Web Assign
at `http://webassign.net`
as a homework delivery system.
An introductory homework is due on Sep. 7, 2005 2pm
and the homework for chapter 1, section 1 is due by classtime Sep. 7.
These are to be done using the computer delivery (paperless) system.
Until then there will also be some paper-based homeworks
Specifically, an Algebra Review (Appendix A, Section 1,
all 1 mod 5 and 4 mod 5 problems or 1, 6, 11, 16, ... and 4, 9, 14, 19, ...)
is due at the beginning of the second class period (Wed. Aug. 31)
and a Geometry Review (Appendix A, Section 2, all evens) is due
at the end of the last precalculus class period that week
(Wed. Aug. 31 for juniors, Thu. Sep. 1 for sophomores).
Physics is using the same homework delivery system so student
network access will be important. In addition, this system
provides better controls over late homework and parental
auditing of work completion.

Further assignment information is not available at this time.