Welcome to the home page
for Section ES32
of MATH-1100 (Intermediate Algebra)
at Southeast Community College
in the Summer term of 2015.
I am Toby Bartels, the instructor.
Here are some useful links for the administration of the course:
If you miss a homework assignment, then you can find it here.
Eventually some solutions to graded homework may show up here too.
Although only homework and the final exam contribute directly to your grade,
attendance is also important.
The official textbook for the course
is the 3rd Edition of Elementary & Intermediate Algebra
written by Sullivan et al and published by Prentice-Hall (Pearson).
You should be able to get this at the bookstore,
and most homework problems will come from it.
(This same book is used for MATH-0950 too,
so you might want to check both shelves in the bookstore.)
If you pay for it, you can also use
integrated into the Moodle course;
this is optional.
I also have some lecture notes, hand-outs, links, and so forth.
If you missed class, then you might be able to find a substitute here.
But there is no guarantee that everything will show up!
- Official college syllabus:
- Introduction (from July 14 Tuesday).
(from June 21 Tuesday, covering §§9.1&2).
- Simplifying roots
(from June 23 Thursday, supplementing §9.4).
- Solving quadratic equations
(from August 4 Tuesday, covering §10.1).
numerical analyst's quadratic formula
(from August 6 Thursday, supplementing §10.2,
on an external site with fancy formatting possibilities).
- Classifying solutions of quadratic equations
(from August 6 Thursday, supplementing §10.2).
hosted by another school in PDF format).
- Summary of factoring techniques
(from August 13 Thursday, covering §6.5).
- Solving equations by factoring
(from August 18 Tuesday, covering §6.6).
- Rational expressions
(from September 1 Tuesday).
- Quadratic functions (not covered).
This web page was written between 2003 and 2015 by Toby Bartels,
last edited on 2015 September 16.
Toby reserves no legal rights to it.
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