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).

1. Introduction:
• Date assigned: July 11 Monday.
• Date due: July 12 Tuesday.
• Section 1.1: pages 2–7;
• my online introduction;
• review Chapters 1–5 if you need to.
• Problems due from §1.1 (pages 7&8): 3–6.
2. Basic factoring:
• Date assigned: July 12 Tuesday.
• Date due: July 13 Wednesday.
• Problems due from §6.1: Exercises 1, 2, and 3 (all on page 369).
3. Squares and square roots:
• Date assigned: July 13 Wednesday.
• Date due: July 14 Thursday.
• from Section 6.4: subsection 1 (pages 395–397);
• all of Section 9.1: pages 615–618.
• Problems due:
• from §6.4: Exercise 2 (on page 396);
• from §9.1: Exercises 2 and 3 (both on page 616).
4. More roots:
• Date assigned: July 14 Thursday.
• Date due: July 18 Monday.
• Section 9.2: pages 620–625;
• my online notes on roots;
• Section 9.4: pages 633–640.
• Problems due:
• from §9.2: Exercises 1 (on page 621) and 14 (on page 623);
• under which of the following conditions is nb (the principal nth root of b) defined (as a real number):
1. when n is even and b is positive,
2. when n is even and b is negative,
3. when n is odd and b is positive,
4. when n is odd and b is negative?
(nb is defined under more than one of these conditions, so list all of them that work);
• from §9.4: Exercise 1 (on page 634).
5. Arithmetic with roots:
• Date assigned: July 18 Monday.
• Date due: July 19 Tuesday.
• Section 9.3: pages 628–632;
• my online notes on simplifying roots;
• Section 9.5: pages 643–647.
• Problems due:
• Look at the Power Rule given on page 628 of the textbook, and check it when a = −1, r = 2, and s = 1/2. You should find that this rule is wrong: both sides of the equation in the rule are defined, but they are not equal!
• From §9.5: Exercise 1 (page 644).
6. More roots:
• Date assigned: July 20 Wednesday.
• Date due: July 21 Thursday.
• Section 9.6 (pages 649–653);
• Section 9.9 (pages 670–678).
• Problems due:
• from §9.6: Exercises 2 (page 650) and 9 (page 652);
• from §9.9: Exercise 3 (page 672);
• fill in the blank: i2 = ____.
8. Factoring:
• Date assigned: July 22 Friday.
• Date due: July 25 Monday.
• from Section 6.1: subsection 3 (pages 373–375);
• Section 6.2 (pages 377–383);
• Section 6.3 (pages 385–393);
• from Section 6.4: subsections 2 and 3 (pages 397–400);
• Section 6.5 (pages 402–406);
• my online summary of factoring techniques.
• Problems due:
• from §6.2: Exercise 2 (page 378);
• from §6.3: Exercise 2 (page 387);
• from §6.4: Exercises 12 (page 398) and 23 (page 400).
9. Solving by factoring:
• Date assigned: July 26 Tuesday.
• Date due: July 27 Wednesday.
• Problems due: from §6.6: Exercises 1 and 2 (page 409).
10. Fancy equations:
• Date assigned: July 27 Wednesday.
• Date due: July 28 Thursday.
• Section 9.8 (pages 662–667);
• Section 10.3 (pages 716–720).
• Problems due:
• from §9.8: Exercise 2 (page 663);
• from §10.3: Exercises 2 and 4 (both page 717).
11. Word problems:
• Date assigned: July 28 Thursday.
• Date due: July 29 Friday.
• Reading: Section 6.7 (pages 417–421).
• Problems due:
1. Pythagorean Theorem: If a, b, and c are the lengths of the sides of a right triangle, with c the length of the side opposite the right angle, then what equation holds between a, b, and c?
2. If x2 = 4, where x is the length of a road in miles, then what is the length of the road?
12. Rational expressions:
• Date assigned: July 29 Friday.
• Date due: August 1 Monday.
• Section 7.1 (pages 432–438);
• Section 7.2 (pages 440–445).
• Problems due:
• from §7.1: Exercises 1 (page 433) and 6 (page 435);
• fill in the blank: to divide by a rational expression, multiply by its _____.
13. Arithmetic on rational expressions:
• Date assigned: August 2 Tuesday.
• Date due: August 3 Wednesday.
• Section 7.3 (pages 448–452);
• Section 7.4 (pages 455–459);
• Section 7.5 (pages 462–469).
• Problems due:
• from §7.3: Exercise 1 (page 449);
• from §7.5: Exercise 1 (page 463).
14. Rational equations:
• Date assigned: August 3 Wednesday.
• Date due: August 4 Thursday.
• Section 7.6 (pages 472–477);
• Section 7.7 (pages 480–489);
• my online notes on rational expressions.
• Problems due:
• from §7.6: Exercise 5 (page 475);
• from §7.7: Exercises 1 (page 483) and 7 (page 485).
15. Word problems with division:
• Date assigned: August 4 Thursday.
• Date due: August 5 Friday.
• Reading: Section 7.8 (pages 492–501).
• Problems due: from §7.8: Exercises 2 (page 493), 7 (page 496), and 10 (page 498).
16. Functions:
• Date assigned: August 5 Friday.
• Date due: August 9 Tuesday.
• Section 8.1 (pages 521–528);
• Section 8.2 (pages 531–535);
• Section 8.3 (pages 538–546);
• Section 8.4 (pages 549–555).
• Problems due:
• from §8.1: Exercises 1 (page 522) and 13 (page 526);
• from §8.2: Exercise 4 (page 533);
• from §8.3: Exercise 1 (page 540);
• from §8.4: Exercise 7 (page 552).
• Date assigned: August 10 Wednesday.
• Date due: August 11 Thursday.
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