Welcome to the home page
for Sections ES32 and ES33
of MATH-1150 (College Algebra)
at Southeast Community College
in the Fall term of 2014.
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 9th Edition of Algebra & Trigonometry
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-1200 too,
so you might want to check both shelves in the bookstore.)
If you pay for it, you can also use MyMathLab
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 October 8 or 7).
- Symmetry and intercepts
(from October 10 or 9, covering §2.2).
(from October 13 or 14, covering §2.3).
(from October 20 or 21&23, covering §§3.1&3.2).
- Properties of functions
(from October 22 or 23, covering §3.3).
- Composition and inverse functions
(from October 31 and November 3 or November 4&6,
- Linear coordinate transformations
(from November 5 or 11, covering §3.5).
- Quadratic functions
(from November 7 or 13, covering §4.3).
- Exponential and logarithmic functions
(from November 12&17 or 18&20, covering §§6.3&6.4).
- Laws of logarithms
(from November 19&21 or 20&25, covering §§6.5&6.6).
- Applications of logarithms
(from November 24 and December 1 or December 2,
- Rational functions
(from December 10 or 18, covering §§5.2&5.3).
This web page was written between 2003 and 2014 by Toby Bartels,
last edited on 2014 December 10.
Toby reserves no legal rights to it.
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