MATH 165: Calculus for Business

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Math 165 is a calculus course intended for those studying business, economics, or other related business majors. The following topics are presented with applications in the business world: functions, graphs, limits, exponential and logarithmic functions, differentiation, integration, techniques and applications of integration, partial derivatives, optimization, and the calculus of several variables. Each textbook section has an accompanying homework set to help the student better understand the material.

TEXTBOOK

Calculus and its Applications, 13th Edition, by Barnett, Ziegler, and Byleen.

MyMathLab access is REQUIRED for this course and the student has the option to purchase the text with MyMathLab or just MyMathLab

CALCULATOR

A graphing calculator such as the TI-83 and TI-84 (including Plus models) is recommended, while a Scientific Calculator is required, such as a TI-30. TI-89, TI-nSpire Calculators, cell phones or any telecommunication devices are not allowed during exams or quizzes. Sharing calculators is also not allowed.

PREREQUISITES

MATH 110 or a grade of C or better in MATH 121 or appropriate performance on the UIC mathematics placement test or a MATH ACT subscore of 27.

GRADING

The course grade will be determined by Midterms, Quizzes, Homework Assignments, and the Final Exam shown in the table below. The grading scale of 90%(540 pts) for an A, 80%(480 pts) for a B, 70%(420 pts) for a C, and 60%(360 pts) for a D are guaranteed levels for each letter grade.

Two Midterm Exams 100 points each
Quizzes(best 6 of 8) 120 points total
Homework 80 points total
Final Exam 200 points
Total 600 points

QUIZZES

Quizzes (20 points each) will be given throughout the semester and the best six quiz scores will be kept. Since two quizzes are being dropped, there are no make-ups on quizzes.

Quizzes will be given in Discussion classes on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

The tentative Quiz schedule is:

Quiz #1 TBA
Quiz #2 TBA
Quiz #3 TBA
Quiz #4 TBA
Quiz #5 TBA
Quiz #6 TBA
Quiz #7 TBA
Quiz #8 TBA

EXAMS

Midterm Exams will be given in the evening for ALL Math 165 lectures.

Midterm 1 is scheduled for 6:00pm-7:30pm on Wednesday, October 11th.

Midterm 2 is scheduled for 6:00pm-7:30pm on Wednesday, November 15th.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

WEEK SECTIONS BRIEF DESCRIPTION
1 2.1 - 2.2 Limits, One-Sided Limits, Limits at Infinity
2 2.3 - 2.4 Continuity, Average Rates of Change, the Derivative
3 2.5 - 2.7 Basic Differentiation Properties, Differentials, Marginal Analysis
4 3.1 - 3.3 Constant e, Compound Interest, Derivatives of Exponential and Logarithm, Product/Quotient Rules
5 3.3 - 3.4 Product and Quotient Rules, the Chain Rule
6 3.5 - 3.7 Implicit Differentiation, Related Rates, Elasticity of Demand
7 Exam 1, 4.1 Exam #1, 1st Derivative and Graphs
8 4.1 - 4.3 2nd Derivative, L'Hopital's Rule
9 4.6, 5.1 - 5.2 Optimization, Anti-Derivatives, Definite Integrals, Substitution
10 5.2 - 5.4 Differential Equations, Definite Integral
11 5.5, 6.1 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Area Between Curves
12 6.2 Review, Exam #2 , Applications of Integration for Business and Economics
13 7.1 - 7.3 Functions of Several Variables, Partial Derivatives, Extreme Points/Saddle Points
14 7.3 - 7.4 Multi-Variate Optimization, Constrained Optimization: The Method of Lagrange Multipliers
15 7.4 Lagrange Multipliers, Review
16   Final Exam

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Students with disabilities who require special accommodations for access and participation in this course must be registered with the Office of Disability Services (ODS). Students who need exam accommodations must contact ODS in the first week of the term to arrange a meeting with a Disability Specialist. Please contact ODS at 312/413-2183 (voice) or 312/413-0123 (TTY).