Business Calculus, Spring 2015

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Math 1071, Section W32

Office Hours (312 Waterbury):

If none of these times don't work, let me know and we can find a something that does.

Syllabus and Homework

Quizzes and Exams

Selected Handouts and Worksheets:

Class 01: Functions
Video Example - Application of Piecewise

An Algebra Review handout.

You should also be very comfortable reasoning about the graph of a function:

Class 02: Mathematical Models
A handout introducing Mathematical Models and reviewing basic facts about lines and quadratics.

Class 03: Exponential Models
You will probably need to take out loans, or to invest money, at some point in your life. To help you get a concrete sense of what different interest rates mean, I've made an Interactive Graphic on Compound Interest. Try changing the different parts of the equation. What happens if you change the Starting Value? What about changing the Interest Rate, or the Period?

To get a good gut feeling for the graphs of exponential functions with different bases, try playing around with this interactive graphic

You can also explore general exponential functions using a graphing calculator or computer algebra system and this worksheet. This was created using a free and open source computer algebra system called Sage.

Class 4: Using Logarithms to Find "When?"
Due to the snowstorm, I have recorded a video of today's class. Let me know if you have any questions.

Class 5: Limits
To help you on the homework, I have recorded a video on computing limits numerically and algebraically.

Class 6: Rates of Change
To get used to seeing the slope of \(f(x)\) as the limit of the average rate of change of \(f(x)\), try playing around with this interactive graphic::

Class 07: The Derivative
To get a good gut feeling for the derivative, try playing around with this interactive graphic:

Class 24: Definite Integrals and Approximating Net Area
This video, and PDF notes gives three examples of computing integrals geometrically.

General Worksheets:

Important Textbook Information

You will need both the textbook and a WebAssign access key. The University Bookstore sells a bundle that contains both the book and the WebAssign access code. Using a link below, you can also buy the bundle online for a slightly lower price. Books purchased from other sources might not contain an access code, which can be expensive to buy on its own.

The following is from the Storrs Website:

Textbook: Calculus, Applications and Technology (3rd edition) by Edmond C. Tomastik, bundled with WebAssign code.

There are three ways to purchase the text and the WebAssign access code:

  1. Get the text and WebAssign access code bundled together (at a substantial discount) from the publisher's special website for $75
  2. Get the text and WebAssign access code bundled together at the UConn Co-op for $89
  3. Get the text separately from anywhere, and buy the WebAssign access code when you access your homework through HuskyCT. Warning: this might cost more than the textbook bundle.

If you purchase a code for WebAssign from WebAssign, then please note that the code will appear to be for a different book (Finite Mathematics and Applied Calculus - 5e by Waner and Costenoble). The reason this discrepancy exists is because the current Tomastik book is not currently available as an e-book but it was necessary to select some book for access code purposes only.

To access a PDF of the Tomastik book, please click on the Resource tab next to the Assignment tab in homepage of your course.