## Advice because I love you like you are my own: You

be able to multiply and factor polynomials to succeed in this class! You must also be proficient with properties of exponents. If any of the problems on Factoring, or Simplifying give you trouble, then you need to spend some time right away brushing up your basic algebra skills. You can always use the sections recommended in the text for review. Here are some websites with practice problems. You might try these as well. Keep reviewing until you can multiply, factor and simplify the polynomials given in the Chapter Warm-up and in the first assignment from section 9.1.MUST## Additional Algebra Practice Material: Adding and Subtracting Polynomials Multiplying Binomials with the FOIL method Multiplying Other Polynomials Factoring a difference of two squares Factoring Polynomials One Factoring Polynomials Two Factoring Polynomials Three Factoring Polynomials Four Factoring Polynomials by Grouping --------------------------------------------------------------- HW0: Read and Study the following material to refresh the basic algebra skills you are assumed to have as you begin this course. Try the given problems. I will work examples of the most important ones during class on Wednesday. On Integer Exponents and Properties On Adding, Subtracting and Multiplying Polynomials On Factoring Polynomials On Simplifying Rational Expressions On Rational Exponents and Properties Note: All the algebra review sections above are also available in a pdf file you can download. The filenames and urls to use to download are:

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Alg_Complete_Practice.pdf | http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/getfile.aspx?file=B,9,P |

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Alg_Complete_Solutions.pdf | http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/downloadfile.aspx?file=B,9,S |

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Alg_Complete.pdf | http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/downloadfile.aspx?file=B,9,N |

Excellent notes and examples on using the Substitution Rule (Just ignore anything that has trig functions like "sin", "cos", "tan" in it)

--------------------------------------------------------------- HW26: Total Cost, Revenue and Profit functions from marginal functions handout. Lecture Notes from Wednesday, 4/29 Do problems 1,3,5,7b,9a,11 from this handout. --------------------------------------------------------------- Final Material: 1) Be able to find the partial derivatives and use them to find critical points and maximimums, minimums and saddle points of functions of two variables (HW 22,23,24a). 2) Be able to find basic integrals (HW 24b, the link on "Good extra practice problems on simple integrals"), definite integrals (HW 25b), and more complicated integrals using the substitution method (HW25a). 3) Be able to do simple area under curve problems (HW25c). 4) Be able to do continuous income stream problems (HW25d). 5) Be able to do applications on finding the total cost, revenue and profit functions from the marginal functions (HW26). You may bring up to 4 pages of study notes. You may take the exam either on Saturday, May 2nd from 3:15-5:15pm or on Tuesday, May 5th from 1:00-3:00pm. Both exams are in our regular classroom. Feel free as you are studying to take a picture of your problem and email it to me for advice. Do NOT just ask me, "How do I do problem 17" without showing my some work. I will NOT do homework for you, but I am delighted to help any student who is giving an honest effort! I have enjoyed having you in my class this semester immensely! --------------------------------------------------------------- Note: On all emails for this course, start the subject line out with MAT1316, followed by whatever else is appropriate. Emails without this subject line formatting may not be accepted!

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