Welcome to the home page
for Sections ES32 and ES34
of MATH-1150 (College Algebra)
at Southeast Community College
in the Spring 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 MyMathLabPlus;
see the instructions below.
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 April 2 or 3).
- Symmetry and intercepts
(from April 7 or 8, covering §2.2).
- Lines (from April 9 or 10, covering §2.3).
(from April 16&18 or 17&22, covering §§3.1&3.2).
- Properties of functions
(from April 18&21 or 22&24, covering §3.3).
- Composition and inverse functions
(from April 30 and May 2 or May 1&6,
- Linear coordinate transformations
(from May 5 or 8, covering §3.5).
- Quadratic functions
(from May 7&9 or 8&13, covering §4.3).
- Exponential and logarithmic functions
(from May 14&16 or 15&20, covering §§6.3&6.4).
- Laws of logarithms
(from May 19&21 or 20&22, covering §§6.5&6.6).
- Applications of logarithms
(from May 21–28 or 22–29, covering §§6.7&6.8).
- Rational functions
(from June 11 or 12, covering §§5.2&5.3).
This web page was written between 2003 and 2014 by Toby Bartels,
last edited on 2014 June 6.
Toby reserves no legal rights to it.
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