# Readings and homework

I will assign readings listed below. Most readings will have associated exercises due in class the next day. Unless otherwise specified, all problems are from the 3rd Edition of Elementary & Intermediate Algebra written by Sullivan et al and published by Prentice-Hall (Pearson).

Here are the assigned readings and exercises (Reading 1, Reading 2, Reading 3, Reading 4, Reading 5, Reading 6, Reading 7, Reading 8, Reading 9, Reading 10, Reading 11, Reading 12, Reading 13, Reading 14):

1. Introduction:
• Date assigned: July 12 Tuesday.
• Date due: July 14 Thursday.
• Reading:
• Problems due from §1.1: Exercises 3–6 (page 7).
2. The arithmetic operations:
• Date assigned: July 14 Thursday.
• Date due: July 19 Tuesday.
• Reading:
• my online notes on the real numbers;
• from Section 1.2: nothing, except that as you go through the Quick Check problems from §1.2 in Problem Set 1, review the material just before that if you need to;
• Section 1.3 (pages 19–25);
• from Section 1.4:
• the introduction (page 27 and the top of page 28),
• subsection 2 (the bottom of page 30 and the top of page 31);
• from Section 1.5: the bottom of page 38;
• from Section 1.6: subsection 1 (pages 48–50).
• Problems due:
• from §1.3: Quick Check exercises 4 (page 22), 14 (page 24), and 21 (page 25);
• from §1.4: Quick Check exercises 1 (page 29), 13 (page 31), and 18 (page 31);
• from §1.5: Quick Check exercise 6 (page 38).
3. Exponentiation and order of operations:
• Date assigned: July 19 Tuesday.
• Date due: July 21 Thursday.
• Reading:
• from Section 1.7: subsection 1 (pages 56&57);
• from Section 5.4:
• subsection 3 (the middle of page 336),
• the first part of subsection 4 (the bottom of page 336 and page 337);
• my online notes on exponentiaton;
• from Section 1.7 again: subsection 2 (pages 57–60).
• Problems due:
• from §1.7: Quick Check exercise 2 (page 56);
• from §5.4: Quick Check exercises 10 (page 336) and 13 (page 337);
• tell in what order you should perform the operations in the expression 2 + 3 ⋅ 45.
4. Identities for arithmetic:
• Date assigned: July 21 Thursday.
• Date due: July 26 Tuesday.
• Reading:
• Section 1.6 (pages 48–54);
• my handout on identities for arithmetic;
• from Sections 1.4&1.5: review for any rules of arithmetic that you need to practice;
• from Section 5.2:
• subsection 1 through Example 1 (page 318 and the top of page 319),
• subsection 2 through Example 4 (the top of page 320);
• from Section 5.4:
• subsection 1 through Example 1 (the top of page 334),
• from subsection 4: Example 11 and the rule after it (the middle of page 339);
• Section 5.6 (pages 352–357).
• Problems due:
• from §1.6: Quick Check exercise 5 (page 51);
• from §5.2: Quick Check exercise 2 (page 319);
• from §5.4: Quick Check exercise 1 (page 335);
• from §5.6: Quick Check exercise 1 (page 354).
5. Algebraic expressions:
• Date assigned: July 28 Thursday.
• Date due: August 2 Tuesday.
• Reading:
• Section 1.8 (pages 63–69);
• Section 5.1 (pages 309–315);
• my online notes on polynomials;
• from Section 2.4: subsection 1 (pages 108–113).
• Problems due:
• from §1.8: Quick Check exercises 2 (page 65) and 6 (page 66);
• from §5.1: Quick Check exercises 2 (page 310) and 12 (page 311);
• from §2.4: Quick Check exercise 8 (page 111).
6. Solutions:
• Date assigned: August 2 Tuesday.
• Date due: August 4 Thursday.
• Reading:
• my handout on identities for simplifying algebraic expressions;
• from Section 2.1: subsection 1 (pages 82&83);
• from Section 3.1: subsections 1 and 2 (pages 169–174);
• from Section 8.1 (because the relevant parts of Section 3.2 are difficult to extract): the introduction and subsection 1 (pages 521–525);
• from Section 2.5: subsection 1 (pages 120–122);
• from Section 3.7: subsection 1 (pages 231&232);
• from Section 1.3: the introduction (on sets, page 19);
• from Section 2.8: subsections 1 and 2 (pages 148–150);
• from Section 8.6: subsection 1 (pages 574&575).
• Problems due:
• from §2.1: Quick Check exercise 1 (page 83);
• from §8.1: Quick Check exercises 1 (page 522) and 5 (page 523);
• from §2.5: Quick Check exercise 3 (page 121);
• from §2.8: Quick Check exercise 1 (page 149);
• from §8.6: Quick Check exercise 1 (page 575).
7. Linear equations:
• Date assigned: August 4 Thursday.
• Date due: August 9 Tuesday.
• Reading:
• from Section 2.1: subsections 2 and 3 (pages 83–89);
• from Section 2.2: subsections 1, 2, and 3 (pages 91–95);
• from Section 2.3: subsections 1, 2, and 3 (pages 98–104);
• my online notes on solving equations.
• Problems due:
• from §2.1: Quick Check exercise 6 (page 85);
• from §2.2: Quick Check exercise 1 (page 92);
• from §2.3: Quick Check exercises 7 (page 101) and 16 (page 104).
8. Inequalities and absolute value:
• Date assigned: August 11 Thursday.
• Date due: August 16 Tuesday.
• Reading:
• from Section 2.8: subsection 3 (pages 150–156);
• from Section 8.6: subsections 2 and 3 (pages 576–580);
• from Section 8.7: subsections 1, 2, and 3 (pages 584–591);
• my online notes on absolute-value problems.
• Problems due:
• from §2.8: Quick Check exercises 13 (page 151), 18 (page 153), and 19 (still page 153);
• which of these statements are always true and which are always false?
1. x ≤ 4 and x > 5,
2. x ≥ 2 or x < 3,
3. 7 ≤ x < 6;
• from §8.7: Quick Check exercises 4 (page 586), 13 (page 587), and 30 (page 590).
9. Word problems:
• Date assigned: August 16 Tuesday.
• Date due: August 18 Thursday.
• Reading:
• from Section 2.2: subsection 4 (pages 96);
• from Section 2.3: subsection 4 (page 105);
• from Section 2.5: subsections 2 and 3 (pages 123–129);
• from Section 2.8: subsection 4 (page 157);
• from Section 8.6: subsection 4 (pages 580&581);
• from Section 8.7: subsection 4 (pages 591&592);
• my online notes on word problems.
• Problems due from §2.5: Quick Check exercises 13 (page 123), 18 (page 125), and 20 (page 127).
10. Special word problems:
• Date assigned: August 18 Thursday.
• Date due: August 23 Tuesday.
• Reading:
• Section 2.6 (pages 132–136);
• from Section 2.7: subsections 3&4 (pages 140–144).
• Problems due:
• from §2.6: Quick Check exercise 1 (page 132);
• fill in the correct operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, etc) in the following rules:
1. original price ___ discont = sale price,
2. wholesale price ___ markup = selling price;
• from §2.7: Quick Check exercises 6 and 7 (both page 141);
• if you travel at a speed r for a time period t, then what distance d will you travel?
11. Equations with several variables:
• Date assigned: August 25 Thursday.
• Date due: August 30 Tuesday.
• Reading:
• from Section 2.4: subsection 2 (pages 113–115);
• from Section 3.1: subsection 3 (pages 175–178);
• from Section 3.2: subsections 2&3 (pages 187–192).
• Problems due:
• from §2.4: Quick Check exercise 17 (page 114);
• from §3.2: Quick Check exercises 12 and 13 (both page 187).
12. Lines:
• Date assigned: August 30 Tuesday.
• Date due: September 1 Thursday.
• Reading:
• Section 3.3 (pages 195–202);
• Section 3.4 (pages 205–211);
• Section 3.5 (pages 214–219);
• my online notes on lines;
• from Section 3.7: subsections 2&3 (pages 232–237).
• Problems due:
• from §3.3: Quick Check exercises 4 (page 198) and 7 (page 200);
• from §3.4: Quick Check exercise 1 (page 206);
• from §3.5: the first two parts of Quick Check exercise 11 (page 218);
• from §3.7: Quick Check exercise 3 (page 234).
13. Systems of equations:
• Date assigned: September 1 Thursday.
• Date due: September 6 Tuesday.
• Reading:
• Section 3.6 (pages 222–227);
• Section 4.1 (pages 249–257);
• Section 4.2 (pages 260–265);
• Section 4.3 (pages 268–273);
• my online notes on systems of equations;
• from Section 4.4: all except Example 3 (pages 277–279 and 281&282);
• Section 4.5 (pages 284–291).
• Problems due:
• from §3.6: Quick Check exercise 9 (page 225);
• from §4.1: Quick Check exercises 9, 10, and 11 (all page 255).
14. Multiplying and dividing polynomials:
• Date assigned: September 6 Tuesday.
• Date due: September 8 Thursday.
• Reading:
• Section 5.2 (pages 318–322);
• Section 5.4 (pages 334–342);
• Section 5.3 (pages 323–330);
• Section 5.5 (pages 345–350);
• online notes:
• Problems due:
• from §5.3: Quick Check exercises 7 (page 326), 15 (p 328), and 19 (page 329);
• from §5.5: Quick Check exercise 6 (p 349).
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