M141 "Calculus in Management Science"  -  Fall  2006

Course Coordinator: Kelly Chappell

Section 1: 9:00 - 9:50       Mertens         Room: Clark A101
Section 2: 10:00 - 10:50   Brinker         Room: Clark A101
Section 3: 4:10 - 5:00       Davis            Room: PLSCI C101

Help Sessions:

Each of the three instructors will hold office hours in a classroom. M141 students may attend the office hours of any of the instructors.

During weeks in which there is no exam:
During weeks in which there is an exam:
Monday 6:30 - 8:30 Engineering 120
Tuesday 4 - 6 NATRS 113

Thursday December 7 at 5:10-7:00 pm (Keith Mertens) in Engineering 100
Sunday December 10 at 4:10-6:00 pm (Diane Davis) in Engineering 100

     About this course

Text:  Bittinger, Calculus, 8th ed.           --      A copy of the text is on Reserve in the library.

Graphing Calculator is recommended      --      TI-86-TI-83 (or the older TI-82) is a good choice.

     Syllabus of lectures

Exam dates       Picture ID must be shown at all Exams.

        Exam 1 - 13 September, Wednesday
        Exam 2 - 11 October, Wednesday
        Exam 3 - 8 November, Wednesday
        Exam 4 (Final Exam)  -  Monday December 11 at 1:30-3:30 pm (see below for rooms)
Section 1 (Mertens):  Chemistry A103

Section 2 (Brinker): Clark A201

Section 3 (Davis): Eddy 212 

     General Exam rules


Doing regular homework is essential in this course.

For homework instructions, click here.

For selected homework problems, click here.


The course grade is based entirely on four one-hour Exams.  Exam 4 is given at final exam time.
For each student, the lowest-score Exam counts one-half as much as each of the other three Exams.
Thus the lowest exam score counts 1/7 of the grade, and the other three exam scores count 2/7 each.

Suppose your four exam scores have values A,B,C,D.
If D denotes your lowest exam score then your average will be determined by the formula:
Average = (2A + 2B + 2C + D)/7.

The Exams are graded by hand; work must be shown to get full credit; there are no multiple-choice questions.

<>The grading scheme is traditional; no plus-minus grades are given:
     90 - 100,   80 - 89,   70 - 79,   60 - 69,   0 - 59.

Should you drop the course?

Exam 1 Concepts

Exam 2 Concepts