Here are the assigned readings and exercises (Reading 1, more TBA); but anything whose assigned date is in the future is subject to change!

- Introduction and review:
- Date assigned: July 11 Wednesday.
- Date due: July 16 Monday.
- Reading: My online introduction.
- Exercises due:
- Which of the following are
*equations*?- 2
*x*+*y*; - 2
*x*+*y*= 0; *z*= 2*x*+*y*.

- 2
- You probably don't know how to
*solve*the equation*x*^{5}+ 2*x*= 1, but show what numerical calculation you make to*check*whether*x*= 1 is a solution. - Write the set {
*x*|*x*< 3} in interval notation and draw a graph of the set. - Suppose that
*a**x*^{2}+*b**x*+*c*= 0 but*a*≠ 0; write down a formula for*x*.

- Which of the following are

- Graphing:
- Date assigned: July 16 Monday.
- Date due: July 18 Wednesday.
- Reading: Section 2.1 (pages 74–83).
- Exercises due:
- In which number quadrant are both coordinates positive?
- Fill in the blank: Given a graph in a coordinate plane, a point on the graph that lies on at least one coordinate axis is a(n) ___ of that graph.
- Write down a formula for
the distance between the points
(
*x*_{1},*y*_{1}) and (*x*_{2},*y*_{2}) in a rectangular coordinate system.

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