Welcome to the home page
for Sections LN02 and ES35
of MATH-1150 (College Algebra)
at Southeast Community College
in the Fall term of 2015.
I am Toby Bartels, the instructor.
Here is material about the administration of the course:
- The official college syllabus, including class and contact information:
- My course policies:
- Your current grade (on Moodle, where you must log in):
- Downloading help
(if you have trouble reading some of the files here).
If you miss an assignment, then you can find it here.
Eventually some solutions to graded quizzes may show up here too.
All graded work is done in class;
although it can be made up outside of class, regular attendance is important.
The official textbook for the course
is the 10th Edition of Algebra & Trigonometry
written by Sullivan and published by Prentice-Hall (Pearson).
You should be able to get this at the bookstore,
and most assignments will come from it.
(Do not get the 9th Edition,
which is still being used for MATH-1200 this term.)
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!
- Tutoring schedule.
- Moodle course with integrated MyMathLab (optional):
(assigned October 5 or 6).
- Symmetry and intercepts
(assigned October 9 or 8, covering §2.2).
(assigned October 12 or 13, covering §2.3).
(assigned October 16 or 15, covering §§3.1&3.2).
- Properties of functions
(assigned October 19 or 20, covering §3.3).
- Functions in word problems
(assigned October 21 or 20, covering §3.6).
- Composition and inverse functions
(assigned October 28&30 or 27&29,
- Linear coordinate transformations
(assigned November 2 or 3, covering §3.5).
- Quadratic functions
(assigned November 4 or 5, covering §4.3).
- Economic applications
(assigned November 6 or 10, supplementing §4.4).
- Exponential and logarithmic functions
(assigned November 9&11 or 10&12,
- Laws of logarithms
(assigned November 13 or 17, covering §§6.5&6.6).
- Applications of logarithms
(from November 18&20 or 19, covering §§6.7&6.8).
- Graphing polynomials
(from November 23 or 24, supplementing §5.1).
- Rational functions
(from December 7 or 8, covering §§5.2&5.3).
- Solving inequalities
This web page and the files linked from it (except for the official syllabus)
were written between 2003 and 2015 by Toby Bartels,
last edited on 2015 December 15.
Toby reserves no legal rights to them.
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