MAT 123-SPRING 2007


LECTURE 1: Javits 110

LECTURE 2: Javits 102

LECTURE 3: Harriman 137

ELC: Javits 103

*STUDY MIDTERM 1 AND MIDTERM 2 as well as the following problems from the supplement: page 130-132: 4a, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 26, 30, 32 and page 140: 29, 32


*Only the following are applicable for our upcoming final-1,2,5,10,13,17,18,19,21, 22 (NOT 25 which I originally posted),24,26,27,28,29,31,34,35,36. Be sure to try all of these without the use of a calculator regardless of directions from December, 2005.

Course coordinator: Bill Bernhard (

The schedule of lectures and recitations with instructor names can be found under MAT 123 at

Required texts: PRECALCULUS ESSENTIALS-second edition by Blitzer and the MAT 123 CALCULUS SUPPLEMENT.

Calculators will not be permitted on quizzes or exams this semester.

Course Description: This class covers trigonometry, the natural logarithm, rational functions, modeling with functions, and the derivative.

Grading and syllabus:

1.     Exam #1 (20%) on Wednesday 2/21/07 at 8:30PM (location to be announced). The exam will require you to show work and will cover 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 (no shifts), 4.6 (tangent only), 4.7, and 5.5 from the PRECALCULUS BOOK.

2.     Exam #2 (20%) on Thursday 3/22/07 at 8:30 PM (location to be announced). The exam will require you to show work and will cover 3.1 (focus on e), 3.2 (focus on ln), 3.4, 2.6, and 1.10 from the PRECALCULUS BOOK.

3.     Final Exam (20%) on Monday, 5/14/07 at 11AM (location to be announced). The exam will be cumulative and multiple choice with no part credit. New material will be 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, and Focus on Theory (Definition of the Derivative) from the CALCULUS SUPPLEMENT.

4.     Quizzes (20%) There will be 6 quizzes. Only 5 scores will count in the grade. All of the details here will be controlled by your TA. Some of the quizzes may be take-home.

5.     Recitation Participation (20%) Attending recitation with homework problems that were assigned in lecture is considered mandatory! You will not be graded on accuracy; rather your TA will check to see that you have attempted each problem. Just dropping the homework off with your TA and then leaving will give you little or no credit. Also, please note that lecture homework may not be posted online, so you should attend to get the notes and exercises!


Special needs. If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact Disability Support Services, ECC (Educational Communications Center) Building, Room 128, (631) 632-6748. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential. Arrangements should be made early in the semester (before the first exam) so that accomodations can be made in timer.
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: