Basic concepts in mathematics with applications in
business and social sciences. Topics include linear systems,
quadratics, sequences, exponential and logarithmic
functions. Applications include compound interest,
annuities, and linear programming.
This course is not
intended for students majoring in Science and may not be
used for credit towards a major, concentration, or minor in
Mathematics. It may, however, be required of some Science
majors who are not ready for MATH 105.
Most Business majors take this course prior to MATH 120 unless
their high school credentials are excellent or the results of a pre-test
indicate they may go directly to MATH 120.
This course fulfills a non-lab natural science core requirement.
This course is designed to give students a good understanding of
mathematics essential for the study of Business Finance and Social
Sciences. It is recommended for all students planning to study
Business, Finance, or Economics.
A minimum of C in B.C. Principles of Mathematics 11 or equivalent.
Students with a weak math background or who have not studied math
recently will need to catch up on their own and
perhaps find a private tutor.
Haeussler, Paul, and Wood,
This text should be available at the campus bookstore.
It is important to use the correct edition, as the homework questions
change from edition to edition.
Introduction to Mathematical Analysis,
12th ed., Prentice Hall.
Letter grade assignment follows the TWU percentage to grade equivalents
except that >=85% and <95% is an A; 95% and above is an A+.
|Homework ||20% ||Weekly (10 total)|
|Midterm 1 ||20% ||Fri 12 Feb|
|Midterm 2 ||20% ||Fri 26 Mar|
|Final Exam ||40% ||(TBA)|
- Algebra Review and Applications (ch0-1)
- Functions and Graphs (ch2)
- Lines, Parabolas, and Systems (ch3)
- Exponential and Logarithmic Functions (ch4)
- Mathematics of Finance (ch5)
- Introduction to Matrix Algebra (ch6)
- Linear Programming (ch7)
- Homeworks are due by the start of class on the due date.
NO LATE HOMEWORKS except for extenuating circumstances.
Homework turned in after the start of class up to 5pm on the due date
(including coming to class late) will be penalized 10%; after that they will
not be accepted and will receive a zero mark.
If you turn in your homework late, it is your responsibility to ensure I
Late homeworks forfeit the expectation of prompt feedback -- the TA may take
as long as he/she needs to mark late homeworks.
If you have an illness, family emergency, etc., you must inform the instructor
as soon as possible, before the due date, in order to make special
- Study groups are encouraged, but the final draft that you hand in must be
your own work. All work must be shown for full marks.
Note that only a few questions from each homework may actually be marked.
- A scientific calculator is required; graphing or special
statistical functions are not required. Please have a separate calculator from
your cell phone or PDA, since these are not allowed during exams. Sharing of
calculators during exams is not permitted.
- During in-class exams, all of the following are not permitted
and should be left in your closed/zipped bag and put on the floor:
Your desk should be clear except for your pencil/pen and calculator.
Scratch paper will be provided for you.
- Textbooks, notes, cell phones (turn off), laptops, PDAs,
- Mathematics is cumulative in nature; if you miss a class or have a
gap in understanding of the material, you must fill in that gap first, or else
the subsequent material will make not sense. Seek help immediately if you
start to feel yourself falling behind!
- Students who miss more than 25% of class sessions may be barred from taking
the final exam [2009-2010 Academic Calendar p.38].
- In case of inclement weather, the TWU campus conditions will be
announced on local radio stations and posted on the TWU website at
- Academic integrity is a core value of the entire TWU community.
This includes, but is not limited to, avoiding all forms of plagiarism and
cheating. Plagiarism is using someone else's work without attribution.
In this course, if you do it once you will get a zero, if you do it again you
will automatically fail the course. Any such cases also go into the
University's files for future reference; TWU has a strict policy concerning
A tutorial describing plagiarism and how to avoid it has been
prepared by TWU Librarian William Badke:
(14 min flash),
(8 min flash)