This research guide supports the curriculum for Math 1054.

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- Films on Demand (Infobase Learning) This link opens in a new window Films on Demand provides access to "video and multimedia for academic, vocational and life-skills content." Click "Collections" to access videos in various subject areas, such as Art & Architecture, Allied Health, Biology, Business & Economics, Criminal Justice & Law, Education, English, Gender & Sexuality, Guidance & Counseling, Health & Medicine, History, Psychology, and more. The platform also offers Archival Films & Newsreels.

- Factoring Polynomials"This program defines polynomials and describes how the distributive property is used to multiply common monomial factors with the FOIL method. It covers factoring, the difference of two squares, trinomials as products of two binomials, the sum and difference of two cubes, and regrouping of terms." Provided by Annenberg Media.
- Functions"This program defines a function, discusses domain and range, and develops an equation from real situations. The cutting of pizza and encoding of secret messages provide subjects for the demonstration of functions and their usefulness." Provided by Annenberg Media.
- Just Math TutorialsOffers videos on a wide variety of mathematical topics.
- Logarithmic Functions"This program covers the logarithmic relationship, the use of logarithmic properties, and the handling of a scientific calculator. How radioactive dating and the Richter scale depend on the properties of logarithms is explained. Many rules and tests from previous programs are also incorporated into the lesson." Provided by Annenberg Media.
- Mr. Rays Mathematics PageIncludes videos on polynomial functions, rational functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions as well as many others.
- Polynomial Functions"This program explains how to identify, graph, and determine all intercepts of a polynomial function. It covers the role of coefficients; real numbers; exponents; and linear, quadratic, and cubic functions. This program touches upon factors, x-intercepts, and zero values. These terms are demonstrated with the baking of pizza." Provided by Annenberg Media.
- PrecalculusIncludes 44 videos on non-trigonometry pre-calculus topics produced by the Khan Academy.
- Rational Functions"A rational function is the quotient of two polynomial functions. The properties of these functions are investigated using cases in which each rational function is expressed in its simplified form. The relationship between numerator and denominator is clarified, and sign and other graphs are used to determine intercepts, symmetry, and asymptotes." Provided by Annenberg Media.

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- Introduction: What Is Calculus? (03:22)"Calculus is the mathematics of change; comparisons of algebra and calculus are described and demonstrated. Graphing is briefly reviewed."
- Functions and Their Graphs (04:44)"A function is a way of relating two variables, x and y; what happens to y for a specific value of x can be described with a function. Notation for functions and graphing functions are described and demonstrated."
- The Intuitive Definition of Limit (01:28)"Calculus goes beyond working with pure functions to find the limits of functions. The limit is essentially finding what value f(x) is close to when x is very close to a certain number, called a, but not necessarily equal to a. The notation for a limit is described and demonstrated."
- Actually Finding the Limit (04:08)"Substitution is the simplest method for finding limits but it does not always work. Finding limits with substitution is described and demonstrated."
- Factoring (04:12)"Substitution does not always work; if you can't substitute right away, try simplifying the function by factoring. Factoring is described and demonstrated."
- Conjugates (02:56)"A technique used in algebra to find conjugates manipulates expressions into usable forms. Using conjugates to help find limits is described and demonstrated."
- Review of Functions and Limits (01:20)"The easiest way to find a limit is through the technique called substitution. Substitution, factoring, and conjugates are concisely defined."

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