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Math 103 - College Algebra - Dilip Purohit

Course:College Algebra
Professor:Dilip Purohit
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Hi Everyone, this is Dilip Purohit and I will be your instructor for Math 103-College Algebra. This is a 5-unit course that is required for students who are pursuing their academic goals in the subjects such as mathematics, science, business, and engineering.

As an instructor, I want to help you succeed and learn College Algebra in an easy manner. It is important that you attend every class and make sincere efforts to learn the concepts. The emphasis will be on critical thinking and understanding of the concepts. You will need to keep it quite simple - stay engaged, ask questions, and complete classwork and homework assignment problems on time. The classwork and homework problems assigned will be similar to problems that would be solved in class. If you experience any difficulty while solving those problems on your own, please ask me in class and I will be happy to help. 

Course Description

The course will cover topics such as equations and inequalities, functions, system of equations, conic sections, zeros of polynomial equations, and sequences and series.

What to Expect in this Course

This is an in-person class. The class will meet from 5:00 PM to 7:25 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Canyon Country campus. 

Please attend each and every class - I will cover relevant topics and solve problems in class. There will be classwork and homework assignments - these problems will be similar to the problems that I will be solving in class. You will be expected to submit the assignments in canvas and take the exams including the final. 

A typical weekly schedule:

Attend lectures. Make sincere efforts to learn the material. Complete classwork and homework assignments. If you run into any difficulty while solving problems, please reach out to me and I will be happy to help. 

Time Commitment:

Every student is expected to make a time commitment for this course every week. Besides attending class meetings in person, you should set aside time for completing homework assignments, and some additional hours for learning the material. You are expected to submit homework assignments every week on Mondays and classwork assignments during class time. Classwork assignment problems will be similar to problems that I will be doing in class. 


Types of Assessments

Classwork Assignments:

I will be doing many problems in class and then will ask you to do similar problems during our meeting time. You will be expected to complete those problems and turn them in either in Canvas or in person. Classwork will be worth 15% of your grade. 

Homework Assignments:

I will be assigning homework on Wednesdays and you will be expected to submit homework the following week either in canvas. Homework will be worth 15% of your grade. 


There will be 3 tests worth 45% (15% each) of your grade. 

Final Exam:

The final exam is cumulative and will be worth 25% of your grade.

Textbook Information

We will be using the textbook - College Algebra, Fourth Edition - Cynthia Y. Young

Other Relevant Course Information

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at I will be happy to help. Again, my goal is to help you to succeed and I will do my best to help you achieve your goal!

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Last updated: 05/19/2024 Sub#: 1753