Math 1100, Fall 2019

This website contains all the official policies and dates for section 1 of Math 1100. All students will be expected to have read this webpage. It is very unlikely but possible that I will need to make changes to some of these policies and/or dates. Any changes will be announced in class and posted here.

The final exam is on December 13th from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM in HEB 2006 (our usual classroom).

There will be three review session for the final exam
December 11th, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, JWB 335
December 11th, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, LCB 225
December 12th, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, LCB 225

Review sheet for the final. This also includes the list of formulas that I will give you.
Review sheet solutions.
I will have office hours from 10-5 on December 11th and 12th except during the review sessions. I will also get lunch around noon and will be gone for 45 minutes or so. I'm also happy to meet with students earlier in the week. Please send me an email so we can set up a time.

Instructor: K. Bromberg, JWB 303, web:


Time: MW 11:50-1:10

Room: HEB 2006

Office Hours: MW 2:00-2:50 and by appointment. If you can't make it to the posted office hours I am very happy to meet with you another time. Please take advantage of this! Also if you have any questions about taking further math classes I am also happy to discuss this with you during semester ar after the class is over.

Text: Mathematical  Applications for Management, Life and the Sciences, Volume 2 by Harshbarger and Reynolds.
ISBN 13: 978-0-618-65421-5
ISBN 10: 0-618-65421-6
(This is an old editionn. Please purchase or borrow a used copy.)
We will cover sections 9.1-9.9, 10.1-10.5, 11.1-11.5, 12.1-12.4, 13.1-13.4, 13.7, 14.1-14.2.


Topics: This course is an introduction to derivatives and integrals with a focus on applications in business and economics. These same topics are covered in more detail in the year long calculus sequence (Math 1210-20). While we cover the material in less depth in this course there are a lot of topics to cover and the course will move at a fast pace. It is extremely important to not let yourself fall behind.

Prerequisite: At least a C grade in Math1050 (College Algebra) OR Math1080 (Precalculus) OR in Math1090 (Business Algebra) OR an Accuplacer AAF score of 263 or better OR an Accuplacer CLM score of 80 or better OR ACT Math score of 28 or better OR SAT Math score of 650 or better.

Important Note: The mathematics department DOES enforce prerequisites for all our undergraduate courses. If you were able to register for this class based on your enrollment in the prerequisite course last semester, and you did not receive the minimum grade in that course to continue on with your math classes, then you will be dropped from this class on Friday of the first week of classes. If that is the case for you, then it is in your best interest to drop yourself from this class before you are forcibly dropped and get into a class for which you have the prerequisites.

Drop and withdrawal dates: The last day to drop the class is Friday, August 30th and the last to to withdraw is Friday, October 18th.

Exam Dates: There are 2 midterms, on September 25th annd November 13th. The Final Exam is on Friday, December 13th, from 10:30am – 12:30pm. All exams are closed book and notes. I will allow scientific calculators (but not graphing calculators) on the exams. Please bring a picture ID for every exam.

Expected Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, a student should be able to:
1. Have a basic conceptual understanding of limits.
2. Know how to differentiate and integrate polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions.
3. Use derivatives to gather information about the shape of the curve and use that information to graph the curve y = f(x), for polynomial, logarithmic, exponential and simple rational functions.
4. Understand how to use differentiation to optimize functions for business applications, such as maximizing profit examples.
5. Use integration to find area under curves and for business examples such as average value.
6. Take partial derivatives of basic functions of two variables.

Quizzes: There will be five 10-15 minute quizzes during the semester, roughly every two weeks when there is not a midterm. These five quizzes in total will be worth as much as a midterm. The quiz dates are August 28th, September 11th, October 16th, October 30th, and November 25th. I will drop your lowest quiz score when calculating your grade.
An additional quiz was added on Novermber 6th and will now drop two of the six quizzes.

Homework: It will be assigned weekly and is done online via WeBWorK. I will post each assignment at least a week before it is due. The computer will not accept any answers past the deadline, which will be at 11pm. You should aim to complete all assignments well before the deadline - there may be computer problems that prevent entering any answers minutes or hours before the deadline. A computer problem is not a valid excuse for not completing an assignment on time. The lowest 3 scores are dropped from the overall homework score. Late homework will not be accepted under any circumstances.

There is a button in WeBWorK that allows you to email the instructor. If you have a question on how to do a problem you should explain what you have attempted to do. If you ask "Can you give me a hint on problem 3?" or "How do you start Problem 8?" I will send an email back with a link directing you to this paragraph. If you are not able to even start a problem you should come to office hours or visit the tutoring center (see below).

Grading Policy: There are two possible grading schemes for this course. I will calculate your grade using both schemes and give you the better of the two grades.

Scheme 1: Your final grade will be determined from the following components: homework 20%, midterms/quizzes 40%, final 40%. The lowest of the 2 midterm scores and your quiz score is dropped and each of the other 2 counts 20% toward the final grade.

Scheme 2: Your final grade will be determined from the following components: homework 20%, midterms/quizzes 60%, final 20%. Both midterm scores and your quiz scores will count in this scheme with each being worth 20% of your final grade but your final exam score is reduced to 20% of your grade.

If you receive more than 90% of the total points you will get at least an A-, more than 80% at least a B-, more than 70% at least a C- and more than 60% at least a D-.

The distribution of grades from my Math 1100 section in Fall 2011 can be found here.

Make-up policy: There are no make-ups. If you miss a midterm, that's the one that gets dropped and the other two count toward the final grade.

Additional resources: If you feel that you are falling behind, check out the math tutoring center. It is located in the T. Benny Rushing Mathematics Center and is open 8am-8pm M-Th and 8am-6pm F. This service is provided by the math department and is free. I would recommend forming groups of 5-8 or so that can meet weekly at the same time with a tutor. There is also the ASUU Tutoring Center, 330 SSB, which offers one on one tutoring for a nominal fee. There is also a list of tutors at the Math Department office in JWB 233.

Calculators: As stated above, only scientific calculators will be allowed on the exams. However, graphing calculators can be very useful when you do your homework. You may also want to install graphing software on your computer. If you do not own a computer, or cannot find suitable software for your operating system, another option is to use an online java applet, such as the one at

University Policies

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