M403K, Business Calculus

  • Unique numbers: 54360, 54365
  • Lecture Meeting time and place: Tu-Th 9:30--11, CPE 2.214.
  • Discussion Sections:

  •     54360:    MW 4-5, CPE 2.212
        54365:    MW 5-6, RLM 7.104
    Sections will meet beginning January 16.
  • Web page: http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/sadun/S02/M403K
  • Professor: Lorenzo Sadun, RLM 9.114, x1-7121
  • Office hours: Tu-Th 8:30-9:15, MW 10-11. I generally keep an open door and welcome visitors at other times, too.
  • TA: Christopher Sinclair
  • Textbook: Applied Calculus with Linear Programming, by Barnett and Ziegler, (this is similar but not identical to the 5th edition of Barnett and Ziegler's Applied Calculus)
  • 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.
  • Attendance: Attendance in lecture and in discussion section is mandatory.
  • Seating: The first row is reserved for 8 students, four from each section, who will be chosen randomly, and whose names will be written on the blackboard.  On average, each student will be invited to sit in the front twice during the term.
  • Homework and quizzes: There will be weekly problem sets, listed in http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/sadun/S02/M403K/hwk.html.  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 February 5, March 7 and early April (exact date TBA), plus a final exam on May 13.  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.
  • 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 page for details.
  • 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, 471-4641 TTY