** Prerequisites:** No formal prerequisites. Columbia College students do not receive any credit for this course and must see their CSA advising dean.

** Textbook:** James Stewart, Lothar Redlin, Saleem Watson *Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus*, 6th edition.

- The textbook is available at the bookstore, but is available more cheaply directly from the publisher.
- Some sections may use WebAssign.

** Target Audience:** This course is for students who wish to study calculus but do not know analytic geometry.

** Course Topics:**

*The course covers most of the material in the first eight chapters in the textbook.
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- Properties of real numbers, exponents, linear and quadratic equations, coordinates (Chapter 1)
- Functions, graphs and their properties, transforming functions (Chapter 2)
- Polynomials, graphing polynomials, polynomial division, root finding, complex numbers, rational functions (Chapter 3)
- Exponentials and logarithms (Chapter 4)
- Trigonometry (Chapters 5 – 7)
- Polar coordinates, as time permits (Chapter 8)

Calculus Director: Prof. Robert Lipshitz (lipshitz@math.columbia.edu)

Barnard Calculus Director: Prof. Dusa McDuff (dusa@math.columbia.edu)

**Fall 2014 Pre-Calculus Sections:**

Section | Time | Location | Instructor | Office | |
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001 | MW 6:10 – 8:05 pm | Math 520 | Paul Lewis | pdlewis@math.columbia.edu | MathÂ 408 |

002 | TR 12:30 – 2:25 pm | Math 417 | Jordan Keller | keller@math.columbia.edu | MathÂ 408 |

**Help Room Schedule:** 333 Milbank Hall, Barnard Campus