Quantitative Analysis: Math 1100-5
Fall 2004

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Last update: 12/19/2004

Announcements:

12/19:
Grades have been posted and a key to the exam can be found here.  If you have questions about your grade or if want to receive your final, contact me after the new semester begins.  Happy new year.
12/9:
The key to the bioeconomics suggested problems can be found here.
12/2:
Information about the final can be found here (this will be passed out in class).
Reading about bioeconomics can be found here (you should read this before Tuesday).
11/30:
The webpage incorrectly listed Section 13.8 as due today-I had meant to put 13.7.  It is now corrected, so the last homework will be collected 12/2
11/23
The key for Exam III can be found here.
11/17:
The key for the last homework assignment can be found here.
11/12:
  • The information for Exam III can be found here (this will not be passed out in class).
  • The key for the non-hand in section of the integral worksheet can be found here.
  • There is a second error in the integral worksheet (non-hand in section), on number 9.  The denominator should have x^2-2x+4
11/11:
  • The review session will be in LCB 323 next Wed (11/17) from 5-7 PM
  • There is an error on the Integral worksheet.  For problem 4, part a should read:
    • "Find the average cost function when the cost of producing 6 units is $10.00"
11/9:
  • A worksheet will be due next Tuesday.  It can be found on the homework page.  The first three pages you must hand in-the last two are for your practice.
  • Office hours tomorrow (11/10) will be from 1-2 PM, not 2-3 PM
  • The last homework assignment will not be collected.  This is reflected in the schedule page.  Your lowest homework score will still be dropped.
  • A review session is scheduled for next Wednesday from 5-7 PM by popular class vote (Matt C. counted the ballots).  A room will be announced later this week.
11/4:
The key for Exam II can be found here.
11/2:
An article on the "mathematics of voting" can be found here.
  • Chaotic Elections: A Mathematician Looks at Voting by Donald G. Saari: Call Number: JF 1001 S227 2001
  • Decisions and Elections: Explaining the Unexpected by Donald G. Saari. Call Number: HB 846.8 S25 2001
11/2:
The homework due today is from Sections 11.4 and Sections 12.1.  The homework for 12.2, 12.3, and 13.2 will be collected on November 9.
10/27:
The pdf file of Exam 2 can be found here.
10/26:
A slightly revised lecture schedule can be found here.
10/21:
An announcement regarding yesterday's exam can be found here.  (This was emailed to the class, and is the same message in case you did not receive the email).
10/14:
Some adjustments to the homework due Tuesday:
  • On the Applications Worksheet II, DO NOT do Problem 7-I made a mistake, but assume that the width of the cereal box is 4 inches, length 6 inches.
  • Section 11.4 was not covered in class, so those problems have been omitted from the assignment.  See the homework page for the updated list.
10/12:
A review sheet on calculating limits can be found here (this will not be passed out in class)
10/11:
Exam II will have a take-home essay portion.  Information on this essay can be found here. (This will be passed out in class).  Information about the Exam can be found here (this will not be passed out in class).
10/5:
The homework for class today is another Applications worksheet found here
9/30:
Want to know how Kerry and Bush stand on science?  Read this interview in Science (a nationally known, reputable weekly magazine in the science community).
9/28:
The applications of derivatives worksheet due date is now 9/30/04
9/27:
The key for Exam 1 can be found here.
9/24:
Additional information on credit rates in a competitive market can be found here.
9/24:
Register to vote!  If you are a Salt Lake County resident you can download a pdf form to send in by mail here. Let me know if you need a stamp and envelope.
9/18:
The link to the case study you will examine in your homework can be found here.  The case study pdf can be found here (this will be passed out in class).
9/17:
The answers to the worksheet problems 1-11 are provided here to double check.
9/11:
Office hours on Wednesday have moved from 2-3 PM.
9/10:
Links to various web sites dealing with algebra/math issues:
A U of Utah Study Guide to mathematics
Mathpower! (kinda cheesy, but hey, whatever works...)
Algebra.com
9/10:
Information for Exam I can be found here (it will not be passed out in class).
9/10:
The derivative worksheet for class next week can be found here (it will be passed out in class as well).
9/7:
Homework due today at the beginning of class!  The lecture schedule up to the first exam was adjusted.  See the Schedule page for the most current version.
9/2:
The homework set for Section 9.2 was adjusted--please see homework page for update
9/1:
The "Algebra Review" Sheet is created.  You can access the PDF version here
8/30:
Due to request, some Suggested Problems for sections 1.6, 2.3, and chapter 5 are posted.
8/27:
If you wish to do  midterm course evaluations for the class, you can anonymously do so at this following page: Midterm course evaluation
8/27:
All students preregistered for the class have a math unix account created for them.  While you will not need this for class, if you are interested in activating this account, please contact me personally to get the information to you.
   



PDF version of  Syllabus + Schedule

Course Information


Instructor:
      John M. Zobitz
 

Office:             LCB 305

 Contact:          zobitz@math.utah.edu - please allow a 24-hour response time

Office: 585-1648

Office Hour:      2-3 PM on Wednesdays; 5-6 PM on Thursdays

Class Meets:    Tuesday and Thursday, 6-7:30 PM in LS 111

Webpage:         http://www.math.utah.edu/~zobitz/teaching/fall04.html

Text:                Mathematical Applications for the Management, Life, and Social Sciences, 7th Edition, by Harshbarger & Reynolds

Contents:         We will cover chapters 9 - 14, preceded by a brief review.

Prerequisite:    Math 1050 or 1090.  I expect you to have a reasonable understanding of algebra.

Grading:          Grades will be based on homework, three in-class exams, and one comprehensive final exam. The tentative dates for each of these are listed on the Lecture Schedule and on the course website. Should you miss class, you are still responsible for the homework and material presented that day. A missed exam will simply be awarded zero points. Make-up exams will only be given in extenuating circumstances, and only if I am notified before the exam.

The breakdown for the coursework will be:
            Homework: 35%
            Mid-term exams: 15% x 3 = 45%
            Final: 20%

Letter grades will be assigned based on the following scale:
            93-100 = A       90-93 = A-
            85-90 = B+       80-85 = B         75-80 = B-
            70-75 = C+      65-70 = C         60-65 = C-
            55-60 = D+      50-55 = D      
            < 50  = E

Homework:     Homework will be assigned at each class session.  You are responsible to hand in homework on the days indicated on the lecture schedule when class begins.  Late homework will not be accepted.  Should you plan to be absent on a day homework is due, you are responsible to make the necessary arrangements to turn in your work before your absence.  In consideration of those grading your work, please be legible and clear.  The course webpage will have an up-to-date listing of homework assignments.  At the end of the semester I will drop your lowest homework score.

Extra Credit:   There will be no extra credit.

Final:               December 14, 2004 6-8 PM                     


Useful Information

 Mathematics Tutoring Center: The Mathematics Tutoring Center offers free, drop-in tutoring to students enrolled in Math 1100, among others. They will also arrange group tutoring sessions. The tutoring center will open September 1, and the hours are: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday. The tutoring center is closed on weekends, University holidays, and for finals. For more help, the University Tutoring Services office in SSB 330 offers inexpensive private tutoring, and a list of private tutors is available from the math department office.

 Drop-in Computer Lab: All students enrolled in a math class have access to the undergraduate computer lab next to the Tutoring Center. The lab opens August 25, and will be open the same hours as the Tutoring Center.

 Calculators: Scientific calculators (the $10 kind) are recommended in this course. Calculators with extensive capabilities are not necessary, and those capabilities should not be used. On exams you will be tested on whether you understand the material and the steps leading up to an answer, rather than just brute computation. Simply writing down an answer to a complicated problem will result in a loss of points, even if the answer is correct.

 Cell Phones & Pagers: Noise pollution during class is a growing problem and is very disruptive and disrespectful to both me and your fellow students. Please be sure to turn your devices to silent when in the classroom. I will ask you to find another section if your device frequently disturbs the class.

 ADA Statement: The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that reasonable accommodations be provided for students with physical, cognitive, systemic, learning, and psychiatric disabilities. Please contact me at the beginning of the semester to discuss any such accommodation you may require for this course.

 
Disclaimer: Policies stated within this syllabus are subject to change, following verbal announcement in class. Students are responsible for knowing the current version, always to be found on the course website.

Welcome to class!  I look forward to a productive, engaging, and fun semester.