MAT 123 Spring 2013

Course Description: This is a course in pre-calculus where you will learn about functions, trigonometry, and logarithms.

Course Coordinator: Bill Bernhard (

The meeting time of all lectures and recitations with instructor names can be found under MAT 123 at

Syllabus: Your lecturer will determine what is covered in each lecture but here is a tentative schedule.

Required materials: Axler’s Precalculus textbook, WebAssign Code  for Axler’s Precalculus, and any graphing calculator. 

Grading: Exam #1 (20%) Tuesday, 3/5 at 8:45 PM in Javits 100 covering 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5

Exam #2 (20%) Tuesday, 4/16 in JAVITS 100 at 8:45 PM (NO CALCULATOR PERMITTED ON EXAM 2 ) covering 5.1,5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 6.5, 5.7, 5.8

Final Exam (40%)  Monday, 5/20 at 11:15AM-1:15PM in JAVITS 100 covering 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.3, 4.5 and all sections covered on previous exams. Any calculator is permitted on the final exam, but one is not required.

Recitation Participation (10%) Attending recitation with your homework is considered mandatory! Here are the homework problems from our textbook for the course. Please consult your TA for his/her policy regarding this 10% of the course grade.

WebAssign  (10%) After purchasing your code from the bookstore, directions and assignments are available at  For questions related to WebAssign, please email Professor Dudko at

DSS advisory: If you have a physical, psychiatric, medical, or learning disability could adversely affect your ability to carry out assigned course work, we urge you to contact the Disabled Student Services office (DSS), Educational Communications Center (ECC) Building, room 128, (631) 632-6748. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and that documentation is confidential. Students requiring emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and Disability Support Services. For procedures and information, go to the following web site:

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