KASKASKIA COLLEGE

**MATH 246 **

Calculus for Business and Social Science

INSTRUCTOR: *ERIC HOFELICH*

Office Hours: MW 9:00am -9:30am, 12:15pm - 1:00pm

TR 8:30am - 9:30am, 1:00pm - 2:15pm

**OFFICE LOCATION**: ST. – 116

**OFFICE PHONE**: 545-3359

**PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS**: Math 134 College Algebra or permission of the
instructor

**COURSE DESCRIPTION**: This course is designed primarily for students majoring
in business or social and behavioral sciences. Topics of study will include:
limits, continuity, definition of a derivative, rule of differentiation, maxima and
minima, and indefinite and definite integrals.

**TEXTBOOK**: __Applied Calculus__, by Waner and Costenoble (3rd edition, 2004)

**EVALUATION**: Six online exams will be given during the semester. **100 pts.**
Each.

Test 1 __Chapter 1 and 2 __

Bonus Points: **50 bonus points** maximum will be possible
for work completed in development of chapter summaries and explanations with
examples.

Thus, TOTAL POINTS FOR THE CLASS would be **700 pts**.

Grades will be assigned as follows:

630 – 700 A, 560 – 629 B, 490 – 559 C, 420 – 489 D, below 420 F

**CHEATING POLICY**: If caught cheating in any way, the student will
receive an F for the final grade.

**
ATTENDANCE POLICY**: To be successful in a math course, attendance would be very
important, almost critical. If more than two weeks of classes are missed without a valid
excuse ( death in family, hospitalization, nuclear blast, etc.) I reserve the right to
withdraw you from class with an F. If you know in advance that you cannot attend class on
a certain day, you may possibly get my prior approval. __There are no make-up exams or
quizzes__. If you come to class late, you will **not** receive extra time
for exams or quizzes.

**Learning Outcomes**

At the end of this course students will be able to:

- Calculate limits of functions using tables, graphs and algebraically.
- Differentiate functions using the limit definition.
- Differentiate functions using power rule, product rule, quotient rule, and chain rule.
- Apply derivatives to graphing and business situations in particular maximum and minimum problems.
- Use exponential and logarithmic functions in business applications.
- Differentiate exponential and logarithmic functions.
- Calculate indefinite and definite integrals.
- Integrate using a variety of techniques including, but not limited to substitution, tables, and integration by parts.
- Apply integration techniques to business. (example: Continuous money flow problems and annuities.
- Calculate consumer and producer surplus