MATH 130 Precalculus at UTK

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Course Description and General Course Information


Course Description: Review of algebraic, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions for students who satisfy the course prerequisites for 141 or 151, but whose placement test scores indicate additional preparation is necessary. Prereq: satisfactory placement score. Math 109 Algebra Workshop is a co-requisite for students with certain placement scores or who did not study trigonometry in high school or college. Students who have earned a grade of C or better in 141 or 151 may not subsequently receive credit for 130. Math 130 does not satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning requirement. 4 credit hours. A, B, C, NC grading.


Text: Precalculus, Enhanced WebAssign Edition, Fifth Edition, by Stewart, Redlin & Watson, Brooks/Cole Publishing Company.

ISBN-10: 0495557501  ISBN-13: 9780495557500

A new text, purchased at the campus bookstore, is packaged with a printed access card for WebAssign - a new online homework and tutorial system. WebAssign offers instant feedback for homework problems, additional practice problems, online tutoring, problem solving videos, and links to pdf pages of the text. If a used text is purchased, the student may purchase access to WebAssign ($25-30) either at the bookstore or online through their course blackboard site at (check with your instructor to see if WebAssign will be required). The student will access WebAssign through their course blackboard site.


Textbook Companion website: Online tutorial web quizzes utilize examples from the text.


Calculator: A graphing calculator is required for this course. The Math Department highly recommends and provides support for the TI-83+ and TI-84+ models. While other calculators may be used with your instructor’s permission, instructors and tutorial center staff may not be able to provide help on how to use them. Use of cell phones and calculators with advanced alpha-numeric capabilities, such as the TI-89, is forbidden in this course.


Free help for Math 130 students: Students may visit the Math Tutorial Center or participate in Supplemental Instruction for assistance with Math 130.


Course Coordinator: Jennifer Fowler (

Mathematics Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

This document was last modified 7/14/08.