# Introduction

This package contains preparation material for MATH 3080 for students who previously took MATH 3069. The content is optional and provides some material to review before moving from MATH 3069 to MATH 3080.

MATH 3080 is broken down into five distinct parts: an introduction to functions and then four specific types of functions that we will study.

Introduction to Functions | Definition of a function Toolkit functions Characteristics of functions (repeated in each chapter) |
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Polynomial Functions | Characteristics Graphing Solving |

Rational Functions | Characteristics Graphing Solving |

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions | Characteristics Graphing Solving |

Trigonometric Functions | Characteristics Graphing Solving Identities |

In MATH 3080, there is a lot of content to cover, so it will move quicker than MATH 3069. For most of the course, we will cover three sections every week, starting the very first week of classes. Other than the pace, the course set-up is very similar to MATH 3069, so you will have a lab due at the end of each chapter, two assignments and two tests.

We will be using Vretta again this semester, so please go ahead and purchase your e-textbook and access code on Vretta, through FOL, as soon as you have access to the course. Unlike MATH 3069, the textbook at the bookstore DOES NOT contain your access code, so if you choose to purchase from the bookstore, you will still need to make the e-textbook purchase through Vretta on FOL.

The following chapters will help you to prepare for the first few weeks of class.