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KASKASKIA COLLEGEMATH 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 Functions and Linear/Nonlinear Models
Test 2 Chapter 3.1-3.4 Introduction to the Derivative
Test 3 Chapter 3.5-3.8 Introduction to the Limit
Test 4 Chapter 4 Techniques of Differentiation
Test 5 Chapter 5 Application of the Derivative
Test 6 Chapter 6 The Integral
Test 7 Chapter 7.1-7.4 Further Techniques and Applications of the Integral
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.
At the end of this course students will be able to: