Precalculus (MATH 119) - Fall, 1998

Mei Q. Chen
Capers Hall 221B
Phone: (843) 953-7896 (office), 577-9868 (home)
Jean-Marie Pages
Capers Hall 221D
Phone: (843) 953-5036 (office), 795-9478 (home)

Goals | Grading Policy | Behavior Policy
ESP Study Sessions
Review for the Final Exam
Final Exams and Study Sessions
Office Hours and Math Lab
Course Outline
Problems Worked Out in Class and Solutions
Homework Assignments
Calculator Project 1 - IT calculators |Calculator Project 1 - HP calculators and Solutions
Quizzes and Solutions
Hour Exams and Solutions
Questions and Answers


Textbook: Algebra and Trigonometry
by Larson and Hostetler, the 4th Edition


The goal of the course is to provide students majoring in mathematics, mathematics education, computer science, engineering or sciences with a thorough mathematical background in preparation for the calculus sequence and mathematics courses beyond. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following: The basic skills in algebra, trigonometry and problem solving will be tested through five hour exams.

Grading Policy

The final grade for the course is based on collected homework, quizzes, five hour exams and a comprehensive final exam.

Behavior Policy

ESP Study Sessions

     During the ESP on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday,
     Professor Chen will be in Room 203 of Capers Hall to assist you with
     any problem you have in Precalculus.  If the room is not available
     for some nights, please follow the instructions given on the wall
     by the door to go to another classroom (usually on the same floor).

Office Hours and Math Lab

Course Outline

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Homework Assignments - by dates

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Review Problem Sets:

Sample Tests

Q&A Archive:

It contains my answers to your questions submitted by email. Please email your questions about Math 119 to me at

Have A Good Semester!

Last updated: 27 August, 1998.