MATH 206 Applied Calculus
for Business
Spring 2013
Section 001 8:00 to 9:00 MTW F
Section 006 1:50 to 2:50 MTW F
Instructor: Dr. Chris Edwards Phone:
4241358 or 9483969 Office: Swart 123 Link to
Day By Day Notes or PDF
Classroom: Swart
14/303 Text: Applied Calculus 3^{rd}
edition, by HughesHallett, Gleason, Lock, Flath, et
al.
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 will 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. 
February 19 
Exam 2 
Derivatives 
90 pts. 
March 29 
Exam 3 
Integrals and Multivariate Derivatives 
90 pts. 
May 10 
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 (February 18). 2 – Describing Functions Using Derivatives (March
27). 3 – Multivariate Functions (May 7).
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
don’t just put down a numerical answer; I want to see how you did the problem.
(You won’t 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 grade cannot be lower than your exam grade.
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
Spring 2013 semester are 10:20 to 11:00, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 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 day’s
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 February 8 
Section 1.1: #14
page 5, #6 page 71 
Homework 2, due February 15 
Section 1.4: #12
page 30 
Homework 3, due March 1 
Section 1.9: #24
page 62 
Homework 4, due March 12 
Section 2.5: #12
page 129 
Homework 5, due March 26 
Section 4.1: #18
page 181, #28 page 181 
Homework 6, due April 8 
Section 4.4: #4
page 199 
Homework 7, due April 17 
Section 5.4: #10
page 258 
Homework 8, due April 24 
Section 7.1: #50
page 304, #56 page 304 
Homework 9, due May 6 
Section 9.1: #20
page 348 
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