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Precalculus Algebra

MATH 112 Section 004

Fall 2013, Lecture

Jil Chambless

Office Hours and Contact Information

MTLC INFO (Staffed with tutors to help any students in Math 005 - Math 121.)

  • LOCATION: B1 Tutwiler
  • PHONE: 348-2592
  • WEBSITE:       


  • Sunday 6pm – 9pm
  • Monday - Thursday 8am – 10pm
  • Friday:  8am – 4:45pm


  • Labor Day Holiday:  Sun. 9/1 & Mon. 9/2
  • Fall Break: Thursday 10/31 – Sunday 11/3
  • Thanksgiving Holiday:  Wednesday 11/27 – Sunday 12/1

NOTE:  Last day for help in MTLC is Friday 12/6



Typical MTLC hours: 

  • Mondays 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Wednesdays 11:30am-1:30pm
  • Thursdays 8-11:30am and 3-4pm


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UA Course Catalog Prerequisites

Prerequisite(s): PLMA 310 or higher or ACT2 24 or SAT2 560 or MATH 100.

Course Description

UA Course Catalog Information


Core Designations:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This is a course in Precalculus mathematics.  The course

  • Is computer-assisted, which means students will use the computer (along with the instructor) to complete the course.  Evaluation will be based on online homework, quizzes, four tests, and a comprehensive final exam.
  • Presents the essential characteristics and basic processes of inquiry and analysis in the discipline.
  • Encourages the development of critical thinking skills and requires students to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate knowledge.
  • Considers its subjects in relation to other disciplines and to the human condition.
  • Is not limited to majors in any discipline.
  • Does not focus on professional skills.

Student Learning Outcomes


  • Students will be able to discriminate between reliable and less reliable information in their decision-making.
  • Students will be able to recognize and explain the scientific method, and evaluate scientific information.


LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THIS COURSE:  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to

  • Perform operations on polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
  • Graph polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions using techniques and information gathered about the functions.
  • Solve linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, absolute value, and inequality equations.
  • Recognize and manipulate complex numbers.
  • Solve systems of equations in two or more variables.

Required Texts

UA Supply Store Textbook Information


TEXTBOOK AND ACCESS CODE: “Algebra and Trigonometry”, 5th ed. by Robert Blitzer, published by Prentice Hall. This textbook will come in a package which includes the student access code to the publisher’s website. An access code is required to complete all assignments and tests for this course.  It allows the student to access the publisher’s website for the course, where all assignments and tests must be completed and where the entire textbook may be viewed online.  Access codes can be purchased with or without a hard copy of the textbook at a bookstore or online from the publisher. 


CALCULATOR: For tests, you will be allowed to use the CASIO FX-260-SOLAR SCHOOL version (available at the University bookstores) or the testing calculator that is available on the computer.  Using another calculator is considered academic misconduct.

Other Course Materials

EMAIL: All correspondence for this course will be made through your crimson email account. If you have trouble with your crimson account, then you can get help at the OIT help desk located in Gordon Palmer. You can email your instructor at Please put your instructor’s name in the subject box. Replies to automated emails will not be answered.


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UA is a residential campus with many students living on or near campus. In general classes will remain in session until the National Weather Service issues safety warnings for the city of Tuscaloosa. Clearly, some students and faculty commute from adjacent counties. These counties may experience weather related problems not encountered in Tuscaloosa. Individuals should follow the advice of the National Weather Service for that area taking the necessary precautions to ensure personal safety. Whenever the National Weather Service and the Emergency Management Agency issue a warning, people in the path of the storm (tornado or severe thunderstorm) should take immediate life saving actions.

When West Alabama is under a severe weather advisory, conditions can change rapidly. It is imperative to get to where you can receive information from the National Weather Service and to follow the instructions provided. Personal safety should dictate the actions that faculty, staff and students take.

The Office of University Relations will disseminate the latest information regarding conditions on campus in the following ways:

  • Weather advisory posted on the UA homepage
  • Weather advisory sent out through UA Alerts to faculty, staff and students
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Disability Statement

If you are registered with the Office of Disability Services, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible to discuss any course accommodations that may be necessary.

If you have a disability, but have not contacted the Office of Disability Services, please call (205) 348-4285 (Voice) or (205) 348-3081 (TTY) or visit 133-B Martha Parham Hall East to register for services. Students who may need course adaptations because of a disability are welcome to make an appointment to see me during office hours. Students with disabilities must be registered with the Office of Disability Services, 133-B Martha Parham Hall East, before receiving academic adjustments.

Policy on Academic Misconduct

All students in attendance at The University of Alabama are expected to be honorable and to observe standards of conduct appropriate to a community of scholars. The University of Alabama expects from its students a higher standard of conduct than the minimum required to avoid discipline. At the beginning of each semester and on examinations and projects, the professor, department, or division may require that each student sign the following Academic Honor Pledge: “I promise or affirm that I will not at any time be involved with cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, or misrepresentation while enrolled as a student at The University of Alabama. I have read the Academic Honor Code, which explains disciplinary procedure resulting from the aforementioned. I understand that violation of this code will result in penalties as severe as indefinite suspension from the University.”

See the Code of Student Conduct for more information.

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