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MATH 1115, Mathematics for Commerce
Winter 2011
Toby Kenney
Instructor:
Course Website:
Office Hours:
Lectures:
Topics:
Textbook:
Toby Kenney
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Chase Building, Room 251
email: [email protected]
www.mathstat.dal.ca/˜tkenney/1115/2011
Monday: 12:30-13:30, Wednesday: 14:30-15:30 & Friday: 12:30-13:30
MWF: 13:35-14:25 Rowe 1028
Interest, Matrices, Linear Programming, Probability, Calculus
“Introductory Mathematical Analysis For Business, Economics and the
Life and Social Sciences” (Custom Edition for Dalhousie University)
by E.F. Haeussler Jr., R.S. Paul, and R.J. Wood
published by Prentice Hall, 2011
Course Work and method of assessment
There will be a midterm exam and a final exam. The midterm will be held on
Wednesday 2nd March 18:00–19:30; the venue of the midterm will be announced
shortly. (It will be announced in class and also on the course website.) The final
exam will be scheduled by the Registrar’s Office during the examination period:
Monday 11th to Wednesday 27th April.
Calculators and other electronic devices are not allowed during
the midterm and final examinations. In particular, telephones are
not allowed.
There will also be (approximately) weekly homework assignments, which
must be handed in each Wednesday in the lecture. After this, I will put the
model solutions on the course website. No credit can be given for late
homework. The overall homework mark will be made up of an average of the
weekly homework marks, with the exception of the worst mark for each student.
For some questions, I may occasionally give out a hint, rather than a complete model solution. Revised answers to these questions may then be submitted
with the following week’s homework.
Grades will be determined by performance in the exams and the weekly
homeworks. The midterm exam counts for 30%, the final counts for 55%, while
the homework counts for the remaining 15%. You must pass the final exam
to obtain a passing grade in the course. Percentages are converted to lettered
grades using the following modified scale:
A+
87-100
A
82-87
A−
75-82
B+
70-75
B
65-70
B−
60-65
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C+
57-60
C
53-57
C−
50-53
D
45-50
F
< 45
Sections of the text covered
We expect to cover all the material in the textbook. However, the Prelude and
Chapters 1–4 will be considered as review work, and covered only as needed.
The Mathematics Learning Centre (MLC)
The centre is located in Room 119 in the Chase Building. Help is available
there from tutors and it also offers a wide variety of resource materials. It is
open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. The MLC also operates
from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, Monday through Thursday, from Room G40G in the
Killam Learning Commons.
Students with disabilities
Students with disabilities are encouraged to register as quickly as possible at the
Student Accessibility Services if they want to receive academic accommodations.
To do so, plese ’phone 494-2836, email [email protected], drop in at the Killam, G28,
or visit our website at www.studentaccessibility.dal.ca.
Plagiarism
Plagiarism is a serious academic offense which may lead to loss of credit, suspension or expulsion from the university. Please read the Policy on Intellectual Honesty contained in the Calendar or on the Dalhousie web site at:
http://www.registrar.dal.ca/calendar/ug/UREG.htm#12.
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