bill edwards

Professor: Mathematics

BSCalifornia State Polytechnic University, Pomona
MS — California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Bill Edwards has been a professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Mt. SAC since 2005.

Hello Mountie Math Students!

I am so excited that you have decided to take Precalculus Mathematics ! Your success is important to me, so to help prepare you for the next part of your educational journey, I would like to share some information with you about my courses and classroom environments.

Click on one of my classes below to explore the structure and goals of each class.

    • Math 160 Summer 2023

      Online Class Search:
      ** This class will display a Building/Room number and a Meeting Time in the online class search, to indicate an in-person, on-campus class.

      Prerequisites: Math 150 or Appropriate Placement

      Class Structure:
      My class will be conducted on-campus, in a traditional classroom setting. All exams will be in the form of on-Campus traditional exams.

      A physical or digital copy of the textbook , MATH 160: Precalculus, 11th Ed., by Sullivan, is required. Free access to Desmos and GeoGebra is also required. Homework assignments will be in the form of textbook problems and will generally be due on exam days.

      Required Materials:

      Reliable Internet Connection (Strongly Recommended)

      Writing Utensils (Strongly Recommended)

      Paper (Printer or Lined) (Strongly Recommended)

      Personal Calculator

      Helpful Foundational Skills:
      Solving Rational Equations
      Operations with Complex Numbers
      Solving Logarithmic Equations
      Sketching Trigonometric Functions
      Solving Trigonometric Equations

Please make sure to log in to your Canvas courses daily to keep up with all announcements, materials, and due dates. Canvas can be accessed through your Mt. SAC portal or at

My office hours are TBD and will be held on-campus. See you in class! (:

The Math and Computer Science Department is committed to helping our students achieve their math educational goals. We want you to succeed and excel in transfer-level mathematics. We recognize your potential and are here to support you! Whether you are here to obtain a degree, complete transfer requirements, or simply expand your knowledge, we will strive to provide resources that you may need along your journey. Explore the resources below for more information on how our campus can help you achieve your educational goals.

** This information is subject to change, before the start of the term. Please contact me if you have any questions.