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Unformatted text preview: Fall 2011 - Math 141: Business Math I Syllabus Instructor Kendra Kilmer Office Blocker 641B Phone None. The main math office phone number is 845-3261 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Web Page www.math.tamu.edu/ kilmer Office Hours Mon 5:15-5:45pm (outside HELD 100) and Wed 2:45-5:15pm (in BLOC 641B) Class Times: 141-529: MW 5:45-7:00pm HELD 100 141-530: MW 7:20-8:35pm HELD 100 Catalog Description: Business Mathematics I. (3-0). Linear equations and applications, systems of linear equations, matrix algebra and applications, linear programming (graphical method), probability and applica- tions, statistics. Prerequisites: High school algebra I and II and geometry. Credit will not be given for more than one of MATH 141 and 166. Learning Objectives: Formulate linear models for various applications. (1.3-1.5) Understand matrices and their applications, including solving systems of linear equations. (2.1-2.6) Construct linear programming problems for various applications and solve using graphical techniques. (3.1-3.3) Understand and apply the rules of sets and Venn diagrams. (6.1-6.2) Understand the principles of probability and counting and apply these concepts to a variety of problems. (6.3-6.4, 7.1-7.6) Identify types of random variables and calculate probabilities and statistics for random variables. (8.1-8.6) Apply the concepts of finance to real-world situations. (5.1-5.3) Textbook: Finite Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences , 10th edition by Tan ISBN-10: 1-133-44426-1, ISBN-13: 978-1-133-44426-8 Note: When you registered for this class you paid for an electronic version of the textbook and access to your computer homework through course fees. Thus, you are not required to purchase a hard copy of the textbook. The above ISBN is for a custom loose-leaf copy of the textbook. For more information go to http://www.math.tamu.edu/courses/eHomework and click on Student Information Page. Calculator Policy: A TI-83, TI-83PLUS, TI-84, or TI-84PLUS is REQUIRED; these will be the only calcuators I will use in class for demonstrations, and you may use any one of these calculators on most of the quizzes and tests. NOTE: It is considered CHEATING to have notes, formulas, or programs in your calculator other than the ones I give you to use. Consequences for cheating will be severe....
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