Introductory Mathematical Analysis
This course is designed for students who have completed
the equivalent of one and a half years of high
school algebra. The textbook emphasizes computational skills, ideas, and problem- solving for business ,
economics, life sciences, and social sciences. Proofs of mathematical theories are omitted except
where their inclusion is necessary. This course will prepare you to take MATH 1331, Introductory
Mathematical Analysis (Calculus for Business), or any introductory statistics course. This course will
increase and reinforce your algebra skills by emphasizing the manipulation of formulas, the graphing of
functions and the extensive use of problem-solving. Topics in this course include an algebra review,
functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations and inequalities, linear programming, interests,
annuities, probability, and data description.
Textbook and Materials
The required textbook for this course is
Barnett, Raymond A.; Zieglar, Michael R.; and Byleen, Karl E. (2005), College Mathematics for
Business, Economics, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences (10th ed.). Prentice-Hall, Inc.
You will also need a graphing calculator .
This course contains nine lessons and one final exam.
The course grade is based on eight assignments worth 100
points each, and 100 points for the final
exam. To be successful in this course, you must send in your lesson assignments regularly. To
encourage you, I will add 10% (bonus points) to your lesson scores if you complete your course within
five months of your enrollment date.
Your final grade for the course will be determined as follows:
Lesson scores (plus 10% if you
finish within five months): 30%
Final examination score: 70%
Lesson One: A Beginning Library of Elementary Functions
Reading Assignment: Chapter 1, sections 1.1 through 1.4
Lesson Three: Mathematics of Finance
Reading Assignment: Chapter 3, sections 3.1 through 3.4
Lesson Four: Systems of Linear Equations
Reading Assignment: Chapter 4, sections 4.1 through 4.3
Lesson Five: Matrices
Reading Assignment: Chapter 4, sections 4.4 through 4.6
Lesson Seven: Sets and Counting
Reading Assignment: Chapter 6, sections 6.2 through 6.4
Lesson Eight: Sample Space, Events, and Probability
Reading Assignment: Chapter 7, sections 7.1 and 7.2
For the assignments and problems on the final examination,
the instructor will give partial credit if the
work warrants it. Also, the instructor won’t penalize you if your answer follows from an earlier misstep.
You must pass the final in order to pass the course.