Math 1120 -Business Calculus, Sections 3 and 10

Fall 2016

Instructor: Dr. Harold Reiter,

Lectures: Section 3 meets at 11:00 MWF, Fretwell 128; section 10 meets at 3:30 MW, also in Fretwell 128. You are welcome to attend either (or both) of these class meetings.
Tutoring, room 315 Fretwell, most afternoons. You should read the Information for this course first. You're going to be assigned 12 sets of problems, a new problem set roughly each week, and your work on these sets will constitute about 16 to 20 percent of your grade for the course. These sets are meant to be a preview of the class tests. The problems on the test are different but roughly of the same level of difficulty.  There will be no graded homework from the text book. You need to have a calculus book for this course so that you can get a second look at the ideas. Any calculus book will do, but I especially recommend the 7th, 8th and 9th editions of any of the Tan books. The other sections of the course use the 9th and 10th editions of the book, which is pretty steeply priced. You can order the 7th or 8th edition online for less than $20.  One of the best online books is Herb Gross' Calculus in Everyday Life. It is available at no cost. The Saylor Calculus book is also free, Click Saylor, Calculus 1. Here's a precalculus test to help you decide if you're ready for this course. Here are the solutions

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Information (policies, grading system, etc.) READ THIS FIRST

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Web page for the TEXT, Tan's Calculus for Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences, 7th Edition The 8th and 9th editions are also available. Any of these editions work for this course.

WebWork for this course, available here after August 28. You can do these problems for extra homework points. Not available yet

Webwork Due Dates

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List of assignments for the 7th edition. List of assignments for the 8th edition. 
List of assignments for the 9th edition. The assignments are not going to be turned in.  There lists will be updated in August 2014. Until then please use your best judgement on what problems to do. In Fall 2015 you will be using an online text available to you at no cost.

The listing below includes essay I wrote during the fall of 2013 in an effort to enable my textless students to follow along. The experiment failed, but the essay might  be helpful to you anyway.
Making Sense of Zero over Zero
Using Sign Charts in Calculus
Economic Terms
Exponential Models

Test Index for Math 1120

Dear Student letter you might have received.

Summaries of lectures  This summary was compiled during a course offered several years ago.
Some of the material discussed may not be relevant. 

Index of quizzes (no quizzes after 2006)

Access to grades for sections 3 and 10, updated following each test.

A study guide for the final exam..

The Departmental Math 1120 Syllabus

 Handouts and Other Items of Interest

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