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THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN DUBAI
CLASS SYLLABUS FOR MATH 160
I.
Course Description
Name of Course:
Business Mathematics (MTH 160)
Credit Hours:
3
Catalog description:
In this course students develop the main mathematical tools,
ways of reasoning, and understandings necessary for the successful modeling and
solving of business problems. Topics include systems of linear equations and their
solution methods, elementary matrix manipulations, and basic probability concepts.
The basic calculus concepts such as functions, derivatives, integrals, and the
fundamental theorem of calculus are also explored.
Prerequisites:
Placement or MTH099
Student must know the material taught in most high school algebra courses or in Math
098 and 099. Students must be completely familiar with the basic operations,
including the properties for addition using a common denominator, multiplication and
division of fractions, and the rules for exponents. Students must be able to solve linear
and quadratic equations and inequalities, students must understand the concept of
function, be familiar with notation to write functions, and be able to graph linear and
quadratic functions. Students must understand polynomials, including factoring and
rational functions. Students must understand radicals, including the various ways
there are to write them.
II.
Instructor Information
Name:
Dr. Mark Burtch
Location:
E305B
Telephone:
97143999000
Fax Number:
97143998899
Office hours:
S/T/TH 3:004:30
M/W 1:303:30
Instructional Methods: Student exploration and discussion in small groups (40%);
wholeclass discussions (40%); lectures (20%).
Short Bio
I am from the US. I grew up in Texas, but have lived in Arizona the past 9 years. I
have been teaching mathematics for 15 years. I recently completed my Ph.D. in
Undergraduate Mathematics Education at Arizona State University. My specialty is in
the area of the social dynamics of the undergraduate mathematics classroom with an
emphasis on conjecturing. I have been married for 14 years and we have three
children. I enjoy reading, playing golf, and talking to students about all sorts of things.
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Textbook: Mathematics with Applications, 8
th
edition, by Lial and Hungerford
You will need a calculator
. It will be preferable to utilize a graphing calculator. I will
be using a TI graphing calculator, however, a Casio or HP is fine.
IV.Goals:
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