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General Information About the Course: Math 1320 is a precalculus course for liberal arts, business, and other
Students will learn mathematical concepts and methods used in management,
social science, and business. Students will develop the view that mathematics is
an evolving discipline that is interrelated with human culture. Students will
understand the connections of mathematics to other disciplines.
1. Linear Functions:
* Calculate the slope of a line; graph a line ; find the equation of a line.
* Use linear concepts in a business context (e.g.: supply/demand and break-even
* Understand the concept of linear regression and use MS Excel to apply it to
world data to make predictions.
2. Nonlinear Functions:
* Calculate the difference quotient using a nonlinear function.
* Read information from graphs and sketch graphs of nonlinear functions.
* Identify the vertex of a parabola as the maximum or minimum of a quadratic
formula and apply this concept to real-world problems (e.g.: maximize the profit
and minimize the cost).
* Solve exponential and logarithmic equations.
* Construct exponential models in application problems (e.g.: radioactive decay
bacteria population growth).
* Understand the concept of quadratic and exponential regression and use MS
apply it to real-world data to make predictions.
* Be able to solve probability (including conditional probability) problems.
Exams. We will have three mid-semester exams as well as a comprehensive
exam. The dates of the exams are on the course calendar and the final will be
Thursday, December 10th from 4:00 pm until 6:45 pm. The date and time of the
exam cannot, and will not, be changed for any reason. The three midterm exams
combine to be worth 40% of your overall course grade and the final will be worth
25% of your course grade.
Homework will count for the remaining 35% of your overall course grade.
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have deadlines for your homework but will have three attempts at each
a deadline has passed you will no longer be able to access that homework. Do not