Math 129 Calculus for Economics and Business

The following matrix contains the expected progression of the course during the Fall 2002 term.  The Readings entry is the material that will be discussed on the day in which it is entered.  Most Tuesdays there will be a Quiz.  Every other Thursday there will be a take home quiz to be turned in the following Tuesday.

Assignments are problem sets you must do to ensure to yourself that you understand the material.  The assigned problem sets are a minimum recommendation.  Doing them will give you an indication of whether or not you understand the material, nothing more.

Remember that the assignments below are a "minimum recommendation" -- if you have difficulty with these problems you should: 1) go back study the book and do a lot more problems to guarantee that you understand the material, 2) if you're still experiencing difficulty you need to get help from a friend, attend the math help sessions, or obtain tutorial assistance.  I am always available in my office when I'm not in my classes.  Stop by and chat and we'll look at what's giving you trouble. 

TBA = To Be Assigned, is entered where assignments have not yet been entered in the schedule.

Week Date  Readings Assignments
1 8/27 T Introduction + 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 Linear Equations (Class Outline)  Assignments
  8/29 R 1.4, 1.5 Systems of Linear Equations (Class Outline)  Assignments
2 9/3 TQuiz1 1.6, 2.1, 2.2 Linear Apps, Quadratics (Class Outline)  Assignments
  9/5 R Recitation Quadratics 2.1 and 2.2 (Class Outline)  Assignments
3 9/10 TQuiz2 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 Business Apps, Modeling (Class Outline)  Assignments
  9/12 R Matrices 3.1, 3.2 Operations (Class Outline)  Assignments
4 9/17 TQuiz3  3.3, 3.4 Gauss-Jordan, Inverses (Class Outline)  Assignments
  9/19 R  Take Home Quiz 3.5 and Survey of Chapter 5 5.1,5.2,5.3 (Class Outline)  Assignments
5 9/24 TQuiz4 Simple / Compound Interest 6.1, 6.2 (Course Outline)  Assignments
  9/26 R Actually covered 6.1 and 6.2 in this period  Assignments
6 10/1 TQuiz5 Annuities 6.3, 6.4 Loans, and Amortization 6.5 (Class Outline)  Assignments
  10/3 R Take Home Portion of Mid-Term Review for Exam   
7 10/8 Mid-Term Examination Class Portion  
  10/10 R 9.1 Limits  
8 10/15 T  Fall Holiday  
  10/17 R 9.2 Continuous Functions, 9.3 Derivatives  Turn in Tuesday 10/22 Assignment
9 10/22 TQuiz7   9.4 and 9.5 Derivative Formulas, Product and Quotient Rules  Turn in Thursday 10.24 Assignment
  10/24 R 9.6 Chain Rules, 9.7 Using Derivative Formulas  Turn in Tuesday 10/29 Assignment
10 10/29 TQuiz8 9.8 and 9.9 Higher Order, and Applications1  Turn in Thursday 10/31 Assignment
  10/31 R Force Field Analysis No Homework
11 11/5 TQuiz9 10.1 and 10.2 Maxima and Minima  Turn in Thursday 11/7 Assignment
  11/7 R 10.3 and 10.4 Optimization and Apps  Turn in Tuesday 11/12 Assignment
12 11/12 TQuiz10  11.1 Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions 11.2 Derivatives of Exponential Functions Turn in Thursday 11/14 Assignment
  11/14 11.3 Implicit Differentiation, 11.5 Applications In Business and Economics Turn in Tuesday 11/19 Assignment
13 11/19 TQuiz11 REVIEW (Chapter 9)  Turn in Thursday 11/21 Chapter 9 Test
  11/21 R            REVIEW (Chapter 10)  Turn in Tuesday 11/26 Chapter 10 Test
14 11/26 T            REVIEW (Chapter 11) Turn in Tuesday 12/3 Chapter 11 Test
  11/28 R  Thanksgiving Day (THANKSGIVING RECESS)  No Assignment
15 12/3 T After Action Report Revisit Force Field Analysis and Recapitulate the Course (Turn Back Tests)  Review
  12/5 R  12/4 WAS THE LAST DAY OF CLASSES  DONE