MATHEMATICS 1316

Mathematics for Economics and Business Analysis

FALL 2008

Instructor: Dr. Cordero

Office: 425 Pickard Hall

Telephone: 817-272-5062

Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m.-12 noon and by appointment.

Email: cordero@uta.edu

Textbook: Mathematical Applications for the Management, Life, and Social
Sciences, Eighth Edition, by Harshbarger/ Reynolds .

About the course: This course presents some of the mathematical tools used in
the analysis of business and economic problems. Topics include: simple and
compound interest, annuities, differential and integral calculus. The material
is covered in Chapters 5, 6, 9-13 of the textbook.

Prerequisites: MATH 1315 or equivalent.

Evaluation:

• Three in-class examinations- 50%

• Homework- 10%

• Attendance-10%

• Final examination- 30%

The exams will be on the following dates (subject to change):

Test #1 Tuesday September 23

Test #2 Thursday October 23

Test #3 Tuesday November 25

Final exam Saturday December 6, 3:00-5:30 p.m.

Standard curve: A (100-90) B (89-80) C (79-70) D (69-60) F (59-0).

Homework, Attendance and Examinations Policies:

Homework will be assigned every time the class meets and will be collected at
the beginning of class. If you miss a class please see the website
http://www2.uta.edu/math/cordero/math1316Fall06/m1316courseinfo.htm for
assignments.

No make-up exams are given without a written excuse from the registrar's
office.

Each unexcused absence after August 28th subtracts five points from the
attendance grade. Arriving late (after we have started class and sign-up sheet
has been passed) or leaving early counts as half an absence.

Instructions for turn-in papers:

o Work should be done in pencil and erasures should be clean and complete.

o Problems should be written in order and include the page number and the
problem number, i.e. p26 # 5, if appropriate.

o Write on one side of the paper only.

o If you tear the page from a spiral notebook, trim the curly edges.

o Papers must be stapled together (upper left hand corner) and folded in half
lengthwise.

o On the outside write your name, date and assigned problems.

o If these guidelines are not followed, your paper will not be graded and you
will receive 0 points on that work.