Business Calculus Applications of Calculus MAC2233

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					MAC2233 – Business Calculus

Contact:     Jolene Rhodes         jrhodes@valenciacc.edu      407-582-2335

Textbook: Applied Calculus, 4th edition by Waner and Costenoble

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2004 Spring Session

Instructor: Lee Graubner               VCC E-mail: lgraubner@valenciacc.edu
Office: 1-332 (MW 1:30-2:30, TR 9:30-11:00, TR 1:30-3:30, F 8:30-9:30)
       407-582-2381

My Business Calculus classes meet as follows. You may attend either class to fit your
schedule as long as there is space available. Both classes meet in Room 6-202
CRN 21885: Tue and Thu, 7:00 am - 8:50 am, or
CRN 21093: Mon and Wed, 10:00 am - 11:15 pm, and Fri, 10:00 am - 10:50 am

Course Description: Introduction to calculus with applications to business and social
science. Topics include differentiation and integration of algebraic, exponential, and
logarithmic functions, rates of change, curve sketching, and applications of the
derivative and integration. Gordon Rule course. Minimum grade of C required if MAC
2233 is used to satisfy Gordon Rule and general education requirements. Prerequisite
is a minimum grade of C in MAC1102 or MAC 1104 or MAC 1105 or appropriate score
on an approved assessment.

Valencia Core Competencies: The Valencia faculty has also defined four interrelated
competencies (Value, Think, Communicate, and Act) that prepare students to succeed
in the world community. These competencies are outlined in the College Catalog and in
the Student Handbook, and in this course, through classroom lecture and discussion,
group work, and other learning activities, you will further develop your mastery of these
core competencies. You will be expected to:
    1. Make reasoned value judgments and responsible commitments to class work
       and homework,
    2. Think clearly and critically to analyze data, facts, formulas, procedures, and to
       draw well-supported conclusions and interpretations,
    3. Communicate verbally, non-verbally, and visually answers to a variety of
       questions posed in class and through the content of the course material,
    4. Act purposefully, reflectively, and responsibly to implement effective problem-
       solving and decision-making techniques to improve your knowledge, skills, and
       values.

Text: Brief Calculus, 2nd Edition, @2003, by Armstrong and Davis
Calculator: A graphing calculator is required for all college level mathematics courses
at Valencia. A TI-83 Plus or TI-84 is recommended and is what your instructor will use
for demonstrations. Students are not permitted to use a calculator that performs
symbolic manipulations (such as TI-89 or TI-92). The calculator will be helpful in
verifying some graphing problems and in performing some complex and tedious
computations.

Other Resources: A Student Solutions Manual can be purchased in the bookstore and
is highly recommended as a tool and guide. Tutors are available for walk-in help in Bldg
4, IMC. A notebook is recommended to hold notes and assignments. Graph paper may
be helpful. A pack of 3 by 5 cards is required for in class quizzes and activities.

Attendance Policy: Students are expected to attend all classes and keep up with
assignments, and you may attend either of the classes that I teach as listed above. You
are responsible for all material discussed in class, as well as changes in assignments,
exam dates, etc. Arriving late to class or leaving early is disruptive to the instructor and
to other students. Cell phones and beepers should be turned off prior to entering the
classroom as a courtesy to others. Problems in any of these areas will be addressed as
required, and your adjustment to this policy will be expected.

Homework Policy: Included is a tentative schedule of each week’s planned material
with specific test dates and suggested homework problems. It is highly recommended
that a sufficient number of homework problems be completed outside of class to ensure
understanding of the course content and to initiate any questions that you may
encounter.

Grading Policy: There will be four chapter tests, but there will be no make up tests
given. If you miss a chapter test, the grade you receive on the final exam will count as
that test score and as your final exam score. If you do not miss any chapter tests, your
final exam score, if it is higher, can replace your lowest chapter test score. Quizzes will
be given on a random, unannounced basis, to determine and/or encourage your
progress. Be sure to have a 3 by 5 card with you each day for this purpose.

Grading will be done on a point basis with a final grade of A ≥ 90% of the total points, B
= [80-90)% of total, C = [70-80)% of total, D = [60-70)% of total, and F < 60% of total.
Points can be accumulated as follows:
       Four chapter tests @ 100 points each = 400 total points possible
       One comprehensive final @ 100 points = 100 points possible
       Additional assignments (quizzes, homework, classwork) = 100 points possible
                     Grand total planned = 600 points

Honesty Policy: Either giving or receiving aid on a test or final exam will result in a zero
for that grade.

Withdrawal Policy: The college withdrawal deadline for this term is March 26. In
addition, a maximum of six class absences (full or partial) is allowed prior to your being
withdrawn by the instructor.

Disclaimer: This syllabus and the related course schedule may be changed at the
discretion of the instructor.

				
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