Course Descriptions

Precalculus - MATH 1113


This course is an intensive study of the basic functions needed for the study of calculus. Topics include algebraic, functional, and graphical techniques for solving problems with algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses.

MATH 1113 - Spring 2024

Course Instructor
MATH 1113 1AGDawit Aberra
MATH 1113 1BGSteven Wallace
MATH 1113 1CGMasoud Naghedolfeizi
MATH 1113 1DGViktoriya Lanier
MATH 1113 1EGRobert McCurdy
MATH 1113 1FGMarwan Zabdawi
MATH 1113 1GGRonald Chilluffo
MATH 1113 1HGStanley Williams
MATH 1113 1IGMasahiko Uchida
MATH 1113 1JGShreyas Desai
MATH 1113 1KGRobert McCurdy
MATH 1113 1LGEdward Redmond
MATH 1113 1MGJennifer Strickland
MATH 1113 5AGJoris Kwakye
MATH 1113 5BGAnilkumar Devarapu
MATH 1113 5CGTomás Merchán Rodríguez
MATH 1113 5DGScarlett Erb
MATH 1113 8AGBrianna Vick
MATH 1113 8BGJoshua Harrelson
MATH 1113 8CGRonald Chilluffo
MATH 1113 8DGJoris Kwakye
MATH 1113 8EGAmy Erickson

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.

Free Textbook

  • Open educational resources (OER)

Course Equivalency

After completing this course the student will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of various functions such as:
    • definition of a function
    • domain and range
    • average rate of change
    • algebraic combinations
    • composition
    • inverse functions
  • Sketch and analyze the graphs of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, and inverse trigonometric functions.
  • Set up and solve word problems using algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, and inverse trigonometric functions.
  • Solve equations using algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, and inverse trigonometric functions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic trigonometric identities and formulas.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic properties of logarithmic and exponentials functions.
  • Analyze when the use of technology is appropriate and when to apply the technology.
  • Unit 1: Functions
  • Unit 2: Polynomial Functions
  • Unit 3: Inverse of a Function
  • Unit 4: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • Unit 5: Introduction to Trigonometric Functions
  • Unit 6: Graphs of Trigonometric Functions and Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  • Unit 7: Analytic Trigonometry
  • Unit 8: Applications of Trigonometry

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Attendance Verification - 1%
  • Mindset Learning Project - 4%
  • Discussions - 5%
  • Pre-assessment - 5%
  • Homework - 30%
  • Online Tests - 20%
  • Midterm Exam - 15%
  • Final Exam - 20%

The use of a calculator is required for this course:
The information and instructions in this course are designed for and geared towards the Texas Instruments Calculator, TI-83. The calculator tutorial supplied in this course is designed around the TI-83. Support or help from your instructor will not be provided for any other calculator. Therefore, it is in your best interest to make your calculator purchase the TI-83.

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