M403K, Business Calculus
Unique numbers: 54340, 54345
Meeting time and place: Tu-Th 9:30--11, ESB 115.
Web page: http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/sadun/F00/M403K
Professor: Lorenzo Sadun, RLM 9.114, x1-7121
Office hours: Tu-Th 8:15-9:15, W 9-10. I generally keep an open
door and welcome visitors at other times, too.
Textbook: Applied Calculus with Linear Programming, by Barnett and
Ziegler, (this is similar but not identical to the 5th edition of Barnett
Prerequisites: M301 with grade of B, M305G with grade of C, or satisfactory
score on SAT II. If you do not meet these requirements you will AUTOMATICALLY
be dropped from the course.
Syllabus: Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4, plus sections 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3.
Sections: You are assigned, according to your unique number, a section
that meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, either 8-9 AM or 5-6 PM. Sections
will meet beginning September 6.
Attendance: Attendance in lecture and in discussion section is mandatory.
Homework and quizzes: There will be weekly problem sets. These
will not be collected, but will be the basis for short quizzes given every
Wednesday in section.
Exams: There will be three in-class midterm exams, on September
21, October 24 and November 21, plus a final exam on December 16.
These exams will all be closed book. However, each student will be allowed
to bring a single letter-sized ``crib sheet'' (2-sided) to each midterm,
and 2 crib sheets to the final. These notes must be HANDWRITTEN ORIGINALS
- NO XEROXING ALLOWED.
Grading: Each midterm counts 20%. The final exam counts 40%. The
homework quizzes, taken together, count 20%. At the end of the term I will
drop your lowest 20%. The final grade distribution is neither a straight
scale nor a fixed curve. It depends on how well the class does as a whole,
but I have typically given more B's than C's, more C's than A's, more A's
than F's, and more F's than D's.
Coordination: This section is being coordinated with Dr. Adriana
Sofer's M403K section (lectures MWF 10-11). For information on her
section, see http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/asofer
Honor system: There will be a vote on the first day of class
on whether to govern the class by the honor system. See accompanying
Disabilities: The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request
appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities.
For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6259,
Homework # 1: Section 1.1: 1, 2, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22
Section 1.2: 4, 5, 6, 20, 23, 26, 59, 62, 77, 91, 96