Honors Pre-calc (TJ Math 3 & 4)

Instructor: Dr. Li

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Saturday

4:00 - 5:30 pm: Hn Pre-calc

Thanks for staying interested in this advanced math course, intended for mindful students to get more well-rounded explanations missing from common schools. The smooth transitions and derivations make each period seemingly shorter. I will engage the students in some select problems to highlight the power of the theorems or formulae. I will also give simple/natural proofs and draw relations with relevant theorems, from both algebraic and geometric aspects. Math is not a warehouse of formulae, but rather the powerhouse of innovative ideas. I will cover the following important topics throughout this academic year:

  1. Power, Polynomial, and Rational Functions
  2. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  3. Trigonometric Functions and Identities
  4. Vectors, Parametrics, and Polars
  5. Systems and Matrices
  6. Discrete Math
  7. Analytic Geometry in Three Dimensions

Materials are included.

Fall Schedule:

1    9/17       2    9/24      3    10/1     4    10/8     5    10/15
6    10/22     7    10/29    8    11/5     9    11/12   10    11/19

Spring Schedule:

1    1/7
2    1/14
3    1/21
4    1/28
5    2/4
6    2/11
7    2/18
8    2/25
9    3/4
10    3/11

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