Applied Business Mathematics

Text: Business Mathematics, Custom CCSU edition. This text takes selected sections from College Mathematics: Solving Problems in Finite Mathematics and Calculus, by Bill Armstrong and Don Davis.

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Students For Whom Course Is Intended: This course is required for business students. The prerequisite for this course is C- or above in Math 101.

Basic Goals of Course:
This course will introduce students to several topics of mathematics that has direct application in business, such as functions, systems of linear equations, derivatives, linear inequalities, and linear programming.

Topics Covered:
Chapter 1. Linear Models and System of Linear Equations (review)
1.1 Problem Solving: Linear Equations
1.2 Introduction to Linear Functions
1.1 Linear Models
1.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Graphically
1.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Algebraically

Chapter 11. Functions, Models, and Average Rate of Change
11.1 The Coordinate Systems and Functions
11.2 Introduction to Problem Solving
11.3 Linear functions and Average Rate of Change
11.4 Quadratic Functions and Average Rate of Change on an

11.5 Operations on Functions
11.9 Modeling Data with Functions

Chapter 12. Limits, Instantaneous Rate of Change, and the Derivative
12.1 Limits
12.3 Problem Solving: Ratge of Change
12.4 The Derivative
12.5 Derivatives of Constants, Powers , and Sums

Chapter 13. Applications of the Derivative
13.2 Marginal Analysis

Changer 3. Linear Programming: The Graphical Method
3.1 Problem Solving: Linear Inequalities
3.2 Graphing Systems of Linear Inequalities
3.3 Solving Linear Programming Problems Graphically
3.4 Applications of Linear Programming

Changer 2. Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices
2.1 Matrices and Gauss-Jordan

Three Tests (50 minutes, 100 points each) 300
Final Exam (120 minutes, 150 points) 150

If your total points are:
405--450, you will get at least A -.
360--404, you will get at least B -.
315--359, you will get at least C-.
270--314, you will get at least D-.

This is exactly how your grade will be calculated :
405-419: A- 420-450: A
360-374: B- 375-389: B 390-404: B+
315-329: C- 330-344: C 345-359: C+
270-284: D- 285-299: D 300-314: D+

Test Date: Test Date:
First test: Wednesday, September 23,
Second test: Wednesday, October 21,
Third test: Wednesday, November 18.

Final exam will be on Monday, December 14, 11:00-1:00pm

The last day to withdraw from a course is Monday, October 26, 2009. Approvals for withdrawal are not required. After October 26, withdrawals are allowed only under extenuating circumstances
and require approval of the course instructor, department chair and dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.

In the event of a weather emergency with required curtailment or cancellation of classes, listen to WTIC (1080AM) or call (860)832-3333 for the ‘general snow message’.

Please contact me privately to discuss your specific needs if you believe you need course accommodations based on the impact of a disability, medical condition, or if you have emergency medical information to share. I will need a copy of the accommodation letter from Student Disability Services in order to arrange your class accommodations. Contact Student Disability Services, room 241, Copernicus Hall if you are not already registered with them.

Assignment for MATH 123 (Business Mathematics, Custom CCSU edition)

Section Page Exercises
1.1 7 1,3,5,7,11,13,15,19,21,23
1.2 21 17,19,23,27,29,31,33,34,39,41,43,45,51,
1.3 32 1,3,5,11,12,13,15,17,19,21,31,35,37,41,43
1.4 47 3,9,11,13,19,21,23,25,31,33,35,39,41, 43,45,51,53,55
1.5 63 1,5,11,17,23,25,29,33,41,43,51,53
11.1 610 11,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,33,41,45,47,
11.2 618 1,3,5,7,9,15,19,25,27,29
11.3 637 1,7,11,15,19,20,23,25,27,36,37,43,45,47
11.4 641 1,3,5,9,11,13,15,71,19,21,23,25,27,31,
11.5 665 5,7,9,13,21,23,25,29,31,33,35,37,39,41,
11.9 719 1,3,4,10,11
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