This site is devoted to mathematics and its applications. Created and run by Peter Saveliev.

# College Algebra -- Fall 2018

**MTH 130 College Algebra.** 3 hrs. Polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Graphs, systems of equations and inequalities, sequences. (PR: Math ACT 21 or above)

- Time and Place: 1:00 - 1:50 pm MWF at 516 Smith Hall.
- Instructor: Peter Saveliev (call me Peter).
- Office: Smith Hall 713.
- Office Hours: MF 2:00, W 6:00, or by appointment.
- Office Phone: x4639.
- E-mail: saveliev@marshall.edu.
- Class Web-Page: math01.com
- Prerequisites: solid algebra skills, some knowledge of Cartesian coordinates, familiarity with basic functions
- Texts:
*College Algebra*by Paul Sisson - Computer Restrictions: graphic calculator TI-83 or TI-83+
- Outcomes: the student will learn to recognize and use functions, including the major classes of functions, graph these functions, solve equations
- Activities: the student will practice each outcome via the homework given in the textbook and online.
- Evaluation: the student achievement of each outcome will be assessed via in-class quizzes, online quizzes (http://webwork.marshall.edu/webwork2/F18-Math-130-Saveliev/), and in-class tests.
- Grade Breakdown:
- participation: $20\%$,
- quizzes: $30\%$,
- midterm: $20\%$,
- final exam: $30\% $;

i.e., the total score is the following weighted average of the five scores: $$\text{TOTAL }= .20 \times P + .30\times Q + .20\times M + .30\times F.$$

For details, see **Course policy**.

Consider **Tutoring**.

## Lectures

They will appear exactly as you see them in class and, as the course progresses, will be updated weekly.

Calculus in one picture...

## Exams

Upcoming:

- College Algebra -- Fall 2018 -- midterm
**College Algebra -- Fall 2018 -- final exam**: Saturday Dec. 8, 2 pm, Smith Hall 335. Note: this is a common exam for all sections, required calculator: TI-30 (any TI-30 is acceptable (TI-30X IIS recommended), TI-34 or 36 are not).

Old exams (not to be used for practicing):