M403K, Business Calculus
Unique numbers: 54360, 54365
Lecture Meeting time and place: Tu-Th 9:30--11, CPE
54360: MW 4-5, CPE
54365: MW 5-6, RLM
Sections will meet beginning January 16.
Web page: http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/sadun/S02/M403K
Sadun, RLM 9.114, x1-7121
Office hours: Tu-Th 8:30-9:15, MW 10-11. I generally
keep an open door and welcome visitors at other times, too.
Textbook: Applied Calculus with Linear Programming,
by Barnett and Ziegler, (this is similar but not identical to the 5th edition
of Barnett and Ziegler's
Prerequisites: M301 with grade of B, M305G with grade
of C, or satisfactory score on SAT II. If you do not meet these requirements
you will AUTOMATICALLY be dropped from the course.
Syllabus: Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4, plus sections 5.1,
5.2 and 5.3.
Attendance: Attendance in lecture and in discussion
section is mandatory.
Seating: The first row is reserved for 8 students,
four from each section, who will be chosen randomly, and whose names will
be written on the blackboard. On average, each student will be invited
to sit in the front twice during the term.
Homework and quizzes: There will be weekly problem
sets, listed in http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/sadun/S02/M403K/hwk.html.
These will not be collected, but will be the basis for short quizzes given
every Wednesday in section.
Exams: There will be three in-class midterm exams,
on February 5, March 7 and early April (exact date TBA), plus a final exam
on May 13. These exams will all be closed book. However, each student
will be allowed to bring a single letter-sized ``crib sheet'' (2-sided)
to each midterm, and 2 crib sheets to the final. These notes must be HANDWRITTEN
ORIGINALS - NO XEROXING ALLOWED.
Grading: Each midterm counts 20%. The final exam counts
40%. The homework quizzes, taken together, count 20%. At the end of the
term I will drop your lowest 20%. The final grade distribution is neither
a straight scale nor a fixed curve. It depends on how well the class does
as a whole, but I have typically given more B's than C's, more C's than
A's, more A's than F's, and more F's than D's.
Honor system: There will be a vote on the first
day of class on whether to govern the class by the honor system.
Disabilities: The University of Texas at Austin provides
upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students
with disabilities. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean
of Students at 471-6259, 471-4641 TTY