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*(x+2)2=x2*
+4.

*-- Student folklore.*

**Time and Place:**MWF 1:00-1:50 at 518 Smith Hall**Instructor:**Peter Saveliev (call me Peter)**Office:**741A Smith Hall**Office Hours:**MW 2:30-5:00, or after class, or by appointment**Office Phone:**x64639**Home Phone:**697-7827 (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.)**E-mail:**saveliev at marshall dot edu**Class Web-Page:**http://users.marshall.edu/~saveliev/m130.html**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)**Computer Requirements:**graphic calculator TI-83 or TI-83+**Goals:**understanding of functions, good familiarity with major classes of functions, graphing, solving equations -- being prepared for the calculus sequence**Quizzes:**based on the practice problems assigned daily, several times a week**Grade Breakdown:**TOTAL=.05×A+.20×Q+.15×E1+.15×E2+.15×E3+.30×F- attendance and participation: 5%
- quizzes: 20%
- 3 exams: 15% each
- final exam: 30% (multiple choice, department wide)

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

From the Catalogue:

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