Education is not the filling of a pail, it is the lighting of a fire. - W. B. Yeats

MATH 141 - Calculus in Management Sciences, Summer 2010

Sections | Office Hours | Schedule | Textbook | MathXL | Exams | Final Exam | Grades | Links

Course Coordinator: Kelly Chappell
Office: Weber 111
Phone: 970-491-6416
Email: chappell@math.colostate.edu

Sections

Section 001: 5/17 - 6/13
Instructor: Melissa Goss
Room: Wagar 232
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Email: goss@math.colostate.edu

Section 002: 6/14 - 8/08
Instructor: Shelby Stanhope
Room: Engineering 120
Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Email: stanhope@math.colostate.edu

Office Hours

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Schedule of Lectures

  1. Introduction to course (R.4, 1.3 Rates of Change, Difference Quotient) Overheads
  2. 1.1, 1.2 Limits and Continuity
  3. 1.4 Difference Quotient
  4. 1.5 Power Rule, Sum and Difference Rule
  5. 1.7 Chain Rule
  6. 1.6 Product Rule, Quotient Rule
  7. 2.6 Marginals
  8. 2.1 First Derivative Test for Local Extrema
  9. 1.8, 2.2 Higher Order Derivatives, Second Derivative Test
  10. 2.4 Absolute Extrema
  11. 2.5 Optimization
  12. 2.7 Implicit Differentiation and Related Rates
  13. 3.1, 3.2 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  14. 3.3, 3.4 The Growth Model
  15. 4.2 Anti-differentiation
  16. 4.5 Integration Technique: Substitution
  17. 4.1, 4.3 Limits of Sums, Area and Definite Integrals
  18. 4.4 Area Between Curves
  19. 4.5 Integration Technique: Substitution
  20. 5.3 Improper Integrals
  21. 5.1 Consumer's Surplus and Producer's Surplus
  22. 5.2 Integration of the Growth Model
  23. 5.4 Probability
  24. 5.5 Expected Value

Textbook and Calculator

Calculus and Its Applications (9th edition)
M. Bittenger, D. Ellenbogen
Addison Wesley 2007, ISBN 0-32-139534-4

A graphing calculator is recommended. The TI-83/TI-83 Plus or the very similar TI-84/TI-84 Plus will be used by instructors in the classroom and review sessions. The use of the TI-83/TI-83 Plus, TI-84/TI-84 Plus, TI-86, and TI-82 will be allowed on exams. The TI-89 and above are not allowed on exams.

MathXL

Homework and quizzes with due dates are accessed online via MathXL (http://mathxl.com).

The homework is for practice only and will help you prepare for the quizzes and examinations; homework will not count toward your course grade. The quizzes do count toward your course grade and must be submitted via MathXL.

MathXL quizzes will be due every Tuesday night at 11:59pm.

Each quiz question is worth 1 point. At the end of the semester, the quiz points you have earned will be summed to get your quiz point total, which will then be scaled to 75 points.

Here is an example of how it works. Say your quiz point total is 120 (out of 126 assigned points). Your scaled quiz score would then be 75 x (120/126) = 71.43. See Grading Procedures below for how to calculate your final grade.

Click here for instructions on registering for MathXL.

Course IDs
When registering for MathXL, you will need a Course ID. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE SAME SECTION OF MATHXL AS THE COURSE SECTION IN WHICH YOU ARE ENROLLED.

  • Section 001 TBA
  • Section 002 TBA
NOTE: The course ids above only contain the number 0, not the letter O.

Exam Information

Exam Dates--A picture ID must be shown at all exams.
  • Exam 1 -- TBA
  • Exam 2 -- TBA
  • Exam 3 -- TBA
  • Exam 4 -- TBA
General Exam Rules -- You are responsible for knowing these rules for each exam.

Final Exam

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Grading Procedures

The course grade is based entirely on four one-hour exams and MathXL Quizzes.

The exams are graded by hand; work must be shown to get full credit.

For each student, the top three exam scores are doubled. For example, suppose your four exam scores have values A,B,C,D. Also suppose that your SCALED QUIZ SCORE has the value E. If D denotes your lowest exam score, then your grade will be determined by the formula:
(2A + 2B + 2C + D + E)/7.75 .

The grading scheme is traditional; no plus-minus grades are given:
A: 90 - 100, B:80 - 89, C: 70 - 79, D: 60 - 69, F: 0 - 59.

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