MATH 211, Spring 2003

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.

PREREQUISITE: MATH 110 or satisfactory performance on the Mathematics Placement Test.

TEXT: Calculus and its Applications, 7th Edition, by Marvin L. Bittinger (2000),
Sections 1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.9, 3.1-3.5, 4.1-4.4, 5.1-5.5

FINAL EXAMINATION: The departmental final exam (listed under mass exams in the schedule of classes) will be given Tuesday, May 6, 4:00-5:50 p.m. No calculators will be allowed on the final exam.

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.

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.

WITHDRAWAL: The last day for undergraduates to withdraw from Math 211 is Friday, March 7.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF LECTURES:

       MONDAY    WEDNESDAY    FRIDAY           M Tu  W Th  F
Week of                                   JAN     2003
 1/13    2.1        2.2         2.2           13 14 15 16 17
 1/20   HOLIDAY     2.3         2.4           20 21 22 23 24
 1/27    2.4        2.5         2.6           27 28 29 30 31
 2/03    2.7        2.7         2.8       FEB  3  4  5  6  7
 2/10    2.8       Review      EXAM I         10 11 12 13 14
 2/17    2.9        3.1         3.2           17 18 19 20 21
 2/24    3.2        3.3         3.3           24 25 26 27 28
 3/03    3.4        3.5         3.5       MAR  3  4  5  6  7
                  SPRING BREAK                10 11 12 13 14
 3/17    3.5       Review      EXAM II        17 18 19 20 21
 3/24    4.1        4.1         4.2           24 25 26 27 28
 3/31    4.2        4.3         4.3       APR 31  1  2  3  4
 4/07    4.4        5.1         5.1            7  8  9 10 11
 4/14    5.2        5.2        EXAM III       14 15 16 17 18
 4/21    5.3        5.4         5.4           21 22 23 24 25
 4/28    5.5        5.5     READING DAY   MAY 28 29 30  1  2
 5/05         FINAL                            5  6  7  8  9
 FINAL EXAM:  Tuesday 5/6/2003 4:00-5:50 p.m.