COURSE DESCRIPTION: Calculus for Business and Social Science (3). An elementary treatment of topics from differential and integral calculus, with applications in social science and business. Except with departmental approval students may not receive credit for both MATH 211 and MATH 229.
MATH 110 (with a C)
or satisfactory performance on the Mathematics Placement Test.
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TEXT: Calculus and its Applications, 10th edition, by Bittinger, Ellenbogen, and Surgent
Sections R4, 1.1-1.8, 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4, 3.5, 4.1-4.5
FINAL EXAMINATION: The departmental final exam (listed under mass exams in the schedule of classes) will be given
Monday, May 6, 6-7:50 p.m.
The final examination places will be announced.
BASIC SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE EXAMS!!!
COURSE OBJECTIVES: The course will introduce the central ideas of calculus: the instantaneous rate of growth of a function, and the average value of a function over an interval. The course will show how these concepts can be applied to solve problems in a variety of areas, including business, economics, biology, and sociology. The course will include problems on exponential growth and decay and finding area between two curves.
GRADING: Grades will be based on 3 one-hour tests (300 points), quizzes and homework (100 points), and a comprehensive departmental final exam (200 points). Makeup tests will be allowed only if the student has made arrangements with their instructor before the scheduled time of the test. Your instructor will provide more specific information about grading policies in your section.
WITHDRAWAL: The last day for undergraduates to withdraw from Math 211 is FRIDAY, March 8, 2013.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF LECTURES:   MWF   |   MW   |   TR
REVIEW: Click here for previous exams. Click here for review problems.
HOMEWORK PROBLEMS: These problems have been chosen to represent the various skills that students need to develop. Knowing how to solve all of these problems should guarantee success in the course. On the other hand, this list is just the minimum that is required, and there are supplementary exercises at the end of each chapter. Here are suggested Homework Problems .
MATHEMATICS ASSISTANCE CENTER:
Math Assistance Center
is staffed by teaching assistants.
It is located in DuSable 326
and is open during the day, Monday through Friday.
In addition, the ACCESS office runs walk-in tutoring centers in Douglas, Grant North, Grant South, and Lincoln residence halls, and the PAL tutoring program.
ACADEMIC CONDUCT: Academic honesty and mutual respect (student with student and instructor with student) are expected in this course. Mutual respect means being on time for class and not leaving early, being prepared to give full attention to class work, not reading newspapers or other material in class, not using cell phones or pagers during class time, and not looking at another student's work during exams. Academic misconduct, as defined by the Student Judicial Code, will not be treated lightly.
DRC ( Old CAAR ) STATEMENT: If you have specific physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities and require accomodations, please let your instructor know early in the semester so that your learning needs may be appropriately met. You will need to provide documentation of your disability to the DRC (Disability Resource Center) Office located in the Health Services Building, 4th floor.
CALCULUS RESOURCES ON THE WEB: Click here
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES: Official NIU schedule of classes
Math Department homepage
Last update: 7/23/2012