Boot Camp Material
Activities:

Sunday, August 13, 2017:
Lecture 1 (with answers)
[or 4 x page format (with answers)]
(topics: functions; graphs; linear functions)

Monday, August 14, 2017:
Lecture 2 (with answers)
[or 4 x page format (with answers)]
(topics: quadratic functions; completion of squares; basic type of functions; transformations of functions)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017:
Lecture 3 (with answers)
[or 4 x page format (with answers)]
(topics: the algebra of function; composition of functions; onetoone functions and the inverse of a function)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017:
Lecture 4 (with answers)
[or 4 x page format (with answers)]
(topics: exponential and logarithmic functions)

The formulas in Example 18 and 19 might look written in a strange way.
That's because the graph of the log of the quantities involved is
a
straight line in a so called doublelog (or loglog) plot. There are also
semilog plots too! For example, take a look at the graphs
on page 1584
of the following famous
article from Science.

As the graphs on page 1584 suggests, we might need to be able to find
the best line that fits a large number of data points that looks almost
alligned. In this document, that we will
explain in great details in MA138,
you will learn how to compute the best fit. You might have seen this
in a Statistics class in high school.

Thursday, August 17, 2017:
Lecture 5 (with answers)
[or 4 x page format (with answers)]
(topics: modeling with exponential and logarithmic functions)

Friday, August 18, 2017: Practice Exam (9:0011:00am)