Mathematics for Economics and Business Analysis
Instructor: Dr. Cordero
Office: 425 Pickard Hall
Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m.-12 noon and by appointment.
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.
• Three in-class examinations- 50%
• Homework- 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.