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*(x+2)2=x2*
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*-- Student folklore.*

**Time and Place:**MTWRF 1:00-1:50 at 518 Smith Hall**Instructor:**Peter Saveliev (call me Peter)**Office:**778F Smith Hall (in the alley)**Office Hours:**TR 2:00-4:30, F 2:00-3:00 (tentative), or after class, or by appointment.**Office Phone:**x4639**Home Phone:**697-7827 (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.)**E-mail:**saveliev@marshall.edu (put Math 127 as the subject)**Class Web-Page:**http://users.marshall.edu/~saveliev/m127.htm.**Prerequisites:**solid algebra skills, some knowledge of Cartesian coordinates, familiarity with basic functions**Texts:***College Algebra*by Bittinger, Beecher, Ellenbogen, Penna 3rd edition (Chapters 1-5),*Graphing Calculator Manual,*Web supplement www.awl.com/BBEP with password in new books**Computer Requirements:**graphic calculator TI-83 or TI-83+.**Goals:**understanding of functions, good familiarity with major classes of functions, function operations, graphing, solving equations -- being prepared for the calculus sequence**Quizzes:**based on the practice problems assigned daily, once or twice a week**Grade Breakdown:**TOTAL=.05×AP+.20×Q+.15×E1+.15×E2+.15×E3+.30×F- attendance and participation: 5%

- quizzes: 20%

- 3 exams: 15% each

- final exam: 30%**Letter Grades:**A: 90-100, B: 80-89, C: 70-79, D: 60-69, F: <60

From the Catalogue:

**127 College Algebra - Expanded Version. 5 hrs.
**A brief but careful review of the main techniques of algebra. Polynomial,
rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Graphs, systems of equations
and inequalities, sequences. (PR: MAT 097 or Math ACT 19 or 20)