Loyola University Chicago

Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 118

Carl Stitz and Jeff Zeager. Precalculus (WebAssign eBook), 3rd edition.

Chapter 6: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
    Review  Section 5.2: Inverse Functions
    6.1  Introduction to Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
    6.2  Properties of Logarithms
    6.3  Exponential Equations and Inequalities
    6.4  Logarithmic Equations and Inequalities
    6.5  Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Chapter 10: Foundations of Trigonometry
    10.1  Angles and their Measure
    10.2  The Unit Circle: Cosine and Sine
    10.3  The Six Circular Functions and Fundamental Identities
    10.4  Trigonometric Identities
    Review Section 1.7: Transformations
    10.5  Graphs of the Trigonometric Functions
    10.6  The Inverse Trigonometric Functions
    10.7  Trigonometric Equations and Inequalities

Chapter 11: Applications of Trigonometry
    11.2  The Law of Sines
    11.3  The Law of Cosines
    11.4  Polar Coordinates
    11.7  Polar Form of Complex Numbers

Below are “core problems” that we expect students to be able to solve to ensure understanding of the material in the course syllabus. The WebAssign core homework problems are taken from Precalculus (3rd ed.) by Carl Stitz and Jeff Zeager.

Review of Material from MATH 117
1.7 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 50, 51, 52, 53, CYM.001
5.2 4, 5, 11, 14, 17, 22, 24, 27
Chapter 6. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
6.1 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 34, 36, 39, 44, 49, 71, 72, 75
6.2

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 16, 19, 24, 25, 30, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 42

6.3

2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 17, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28, 40, 41, 42, 47

6.4

2, 9, 12, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 32, 38

6.5

10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 28, 31, 33

Chapter 10. Trigonometric Algebra and Identities
10.1

3, 8, 9, 15, 16, 30, 36, 38, 40, 55, 58, 59

10.2

3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 31, 32, 36, 42, 49, 60, 61, 64, 66

10.3

2, 3, 5, 11, 18, 22, 24, 35, 37, 43, 44, 50, 53, 76, 81, 91, 93, 95, 102, 110, 117, 123, 128

10.4

16, 17, 20, 24, 33, 46, 47, 48, 49, 52, 59, 66, 69, 73, 91

10.5 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 27
10.6

1, 3, 4, 6, 10, 12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 165, 166, 167, 170

10.7 1, 2, 4, 11, 15, 17, 21, 38, 43, 58
Chapter 11. Applications of Trigonometry
11.1 1, 2, 5, 7, 20
11.3 1, 2, 6, 7, 11, 16, 17
11.4 1, 5, 10, 17, 19, 36, 38, 39, 58, 59, 65, 75, 77, 81, 94
11.7 1, 7, 9, 15, 29, 32, 34, 41, 42, 44, 46, 71

WebAssign is an online, interactive environment for teaching and learning. As part of the required text for MATH 117/118, you are asked to purchase an access code for WebAssign. This access code may be (re)used for MATH 117 and MATH 118 at no additional charge.

By department policy, all sections of MATH 117 and MATH 118 require online homework on "Core Problems; " this course component should count at least 5% towards students' final course grade. (The ground rules document provided by your instructor will have further details.) 

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    • Enter an access code purchased at the Loyola Bookstore or from the Cengage website,
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    • Continue the 14 day free trial. (**)
    Select the appropriate choice to access the e-book and homework assignments.

FURTHER NOTES: (*)If you registered for your section more than one week before the start of classes, then you should receive an email with Class Key from the department no later than the Friday before classes begin. Students without a Class Key by the start of classes can get this information from their instructor.

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