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Department of Mathematics, MAT111 (4 credits), Course Outline

INSTRUCTORS:
Name Lecture Office Email
Room
Dr V Gumbo 228-01 246/S225 Victor.gumbo@mopipi.ub.bw
Mr B Lephodisa 232-010 232/240 lephodib@mopipi.ub.bw
Mr C Sam 230-G5 232/245 samcr@mopipi.ub.bw
Dr R Tshelametse 208-101 244M/07 dira@mopipi.ub.bw
Dr O A Daman 235-003 208/218 damanoa@mopipi.ub.bw
Dr D Kagiso 237-036 208/220 kagisodn@mopipi.ub.bw
Dr T Motsumi 233-G12 208/203 motsumit@mopipi.ub.bw
Mr P Moile 228-02 208/213 Pontsho.Moile@mopipi.ub.bw

Mr P Moile 233-G9 208/213 Pontsho.Moile@mopipi.ub.bw


(Coordinator ) (1700-1750)

LECTURE TIMES: Monday 0700, Tuesday 0700, Wednesday 0700, Friday 0700

NOTE THAT 233-G9 LECTURE IS AT 1700-1750 BUT NOT 0700-7050 AND IT IS STRICTLY FOR THOSE
WHO HAVE CLASHES AT 0700 LECTURE:

Aims and learning objectives:


This pre-calculus course consolidates and builds upon school mathematics. It will lead the student to a
better understanding of algebraic concepts and techniques.
Course synopsis:
Basic algebra, Introduction to functions and their graphs, Trigonometry, Complex numbers

MAIN REFERENCE: INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS, University of Botswana, Customized textbook


based on Ron Larson, Pre-calculus.

OTHER REFERENCE TEXT BOOK:


• Pre-calculus, Real mathematics, Real people by Ron Larson, 6th Edition, Brooks/Cole Cengage
learning ISBN 13:9781111430269) (Main reference book)
• Pre-calculus, Carl Stitz, Jeff Zeager.
• Introductory Concepts of Mathematics by Robert Cowen and Edward Lungu (2nd Edition), Bay
Publishing, (ISBN 999102577)
Course content: Number systems: Natural numbers, Integers, Real numbers, powers, exponents.
Radicals (Surds), algebraic and polynomials expressions. Polynomials & factoring, rational expressions,
multiplication and division of rational expressions, simplification. Domain, range, sketch and graph, max
& min, linear functions, coordinate plane, distance, midpoint, equation of circle, shifting, reflecting,
graph stretching, odd and even functions. Algebra and composition of functions. Inverse functions,
types of functions: Injective (into=1-1), surjective (onto). Linear equations: Simultaneous 2 equations in
2 unknowns. Roots=zeroes, double zero, up and down, intersection of graphs. Quadratic equations,
equations that reduce to quadratics (equations involving indices and logarithms), relation between roots
and coefficients. Algebraic inequalities, linear inequalities, quadratic inequalities, sketching solution sets
of inequalities, interval notation. Equations involving rational, cubic, absolute values. Polynomials and
their degree, polynomial functions, Intermediate Value Theorem, rational functions. Division of
polynomials long & synth, remainder theorem, factor theorem, finding zeroes. Complex numbers,
algebraic operations, conjugate, absolute value, modulus. The Fundamental Theorem of algebra, finding
zeroes, relating coefficients and zeroes. Graphs, horizontal, vertical. Slant asymptotes,
Sketching procedures. Definitions of logarithms and exponential functions, basic properties, solving
equations, change of base. Radians, degrees, trigonometric functions, sine and cosine functions, period,
tangent, cotangent, secant, cosecant functions. Inverse trigonometric functions, Solution trigonometric
equations. Trigonometric identities, double angle identities, half angle identities, sum identities.

Test dates: Test 1 03/09/2018 at 1830- 2030

Test 2 10/10/2018 at 1830- 2030

Test 3 05/11/2018 at 1830- 2030

Note: 1 Venues to be announced.

Final Exam: 2 hours duration.


Assessment: Average of 3 tests to get CA (33%), final exam (67%)
(2 hours exam). Final exam to CA ratio: 2:1.