MATH 206 Applied Calculus
for Business
Fall 2013
Section
001 8:00
to 9:00 MTW F
Section 002 9:10 to 10:10 MTW F
Instructor: Dr. Chris Edwards Phone: 4241358 or 9483969 Office: Swart 123
Classroom: Swart 5 Text: Applied Calculus 3^{rd}
edition, by HughesHallett, Gleason,
Lock, Flath, et al. Link to Day by Day notes
Required Calculator: TI83, TI83 Plus, or TI84 Plus, by Texas Instruments. Other TI graphics calculators (like the TI86) do not have the same commands we will be using and may cause you troubles.
Catalog Description: This course follows Mathematics 204.
Topics include logarithmic and exponential functions, differential and integral
calculus and their application to business problems. Prerequisite: Mathematics 104, 108 or
204 with a grade of C or better or placement.
Course Objectives: (Click here for full document.) Topics introduced in Math 206, such as marginal analysis, optimization, and finding total change, are used in subsequent Business and Economics courses. The ideas covered include function, derivative, and integral concepts. Upon completion of Math 206 students will be familiar with basic functions and be able to calculate and estimate derivatives and integrals using a variety of methods. A firm grounding in these topics will prepare students for success in later classes.
Grading:
Final grades are based on 410 points:

Topic 
Points 
Tentative Date 
Exam 1 
Functions 
80 pts. 
September 27 
Exam 2 
Derivatives 
90 pts. 
October 29 
Exam 3 
Integrals and Multivariate Derivatives 
90 pts. 
December 12 
Group Presentations 
20 Points Each 
60 pts. 
Before Exams 
Homework 
10 Points Each 
90 pts. 
Weekly 
Attendance is a very important component of success in my class because many of the skills and lessons we will learn will be a direct result of classroom activities that cannot be reproduced easily. Please attend class as often as you can. You are responsible for any material you miss. The Day By Day notes will help you greatly in this regard.
Presentations: There will be three presentations, each
worth 20 points. The descriptions
of the presentations are in the Day By Day Notes. I will assign you to your groups for
these presentations, as I want to avoid you having the same members each
time. I expect each person in a
group to contribute to the work; you can allocate the work in any way you
like. If a group member is not
contributing, see me as soon as possible so I can make a decision about what to
do. Part of your presentation grade
will be based on your own evaluations of how each person contributed to the
presentation. The topics are: 1
– Modeling Population Growth (September 25). 2 – Describing
Functions Using Derivatives (October 28). 3 – Multivariate Functions
(December 10).
Homework:
I will collect
several homework problems approximately once a week. The due dates are listed on the course
outline below. While I will only be
grading a few problems, I presume that you will be
working on many more than just the ones I assign. I suggest that you work together in
small groups on the homework for this class. What I expect is a well
thoughtout, complete discussion of the problem. Please donÕt just put down a numerical
answer; I want to see how you did
the problem. (You wonÕt get full
credit for just numerical answers.)
The method you use and your description is much more important to me
than the final numerical answer. Important Grading Feature: If your
homework percentage is lower than your exam percentage, I will replace your homework percentage with
your exam percentage. Therefore, your
homework percentage cannot be lower than your exam percentage.
Office
Hours: Office hours are times when I will
be in my office to help you. There
are many other times when I am in my office. If I am in and not busy, I will be happy
to help. My office hours for Fall
2013 semester are Tuesday 10:30 to 11:30, Wednesday 3:00 to 4:00, or by
appointment.
Philosophy: I strongly believe that you, the student, are the only person who can make yourself learn. Therefore, whenever it is appropriate, I expect you to discover the mathematics we will be exploring. I do not feel that lecturing to you will teach you how to do mathematics. I hope to be your guide while we learn some mathematics, but you will need to do the learning. I expect each of you to come to class prepared to digest the dayÕs material. That means you will benefit most by having read each section of the text and the Day By Day notes before class.
My idea of education is that one learns by doing. I believe that you must be engaged in the learning process to learn well. Therefore, I view my job as a teacher not as telling you the answers to the problems we will encounter, but rather pointing you in a direction that will allow you to see the solutions yourselves. To accomplish that goal, I will find different interactive activities for us to work on. Your job is to use me, your text, your friends, and any other resources to become adept at the material.
Homework 1, due September
17 
Section 1.1: #14
page 5, #6 page 71 
Homework 2, due September
24 
Section 1.4: #12
page 30 
Homework 3, due October 8 
Section 1.9: #24
page 62 
Homework 4, due October 18 
Section 2.5: #12
page 129 
Homework 5, due October 25 
Section 4.1: #18
page 181, #28 page 181 
Homework 6, due November 6 
Section 4.4: #4
page 199 
Homework 7, due November 18 
Section 5.4: #10
page 258 
Homework 8, due November 25 
Section 7.1: #50
page 304, #56 page 304 
Homework 9, due December 9 
Section 9.1: #20
page 348 
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