MAC 2233
  Calculus for Business
 Fall 2005

Course: MAC-2233
III(CRN 80442)

Instructor: Mahbubur Rahman

12:00-1:15  M-W
Class  Bldg. 46/Rm. 1416

Office:  Bldg. 14/ Room 2718

Office hour: 10:50-11:50am M-W/Appointment

Textbook: Calculus for Managerial Life and Social Sciences, 7th ed. by Tan


 Tentative Lecture and Test Schedule




  1.1, 1.2, 1.3 ,1.4


   Review/Quiz, 2.1, 2.2


  2.3, 2.4 ( 5th of Sept.' 05 -    Labor day holiday)


  2.5, 2.6,   Review/Quiz


   3.1, 3.2, 3.3


  3.43.5,  Review/Quiz


  Test 1,  4.1, 4.2


   4.3, 4.4 , 4.5


   Review/Quiz, 5.1, 5.2


  5.3,  5.4,  5.5


  5.5, 5.6


   5.6, Review/Quiz


   Test 2,   6.1, 6.2

         Week 14
  6.3, 6.4, 6.5
         Week 15
  6.5, 6.6, 6.7

        Week 16
 Review/Quiz, Final Exam

Grade Allocation :

Tests 1, 2 : 40 % 
Final Exam:  30 % 

Homework/Quiz- 30 %


90 to 100 %A

80 to89 %B

70 to79 %C

60 to 69 %D

Below 60 %F

You understand that changes may be made to the syllabus in order to meet the needs of the students in the class and that it is your responsibility to attend class every time it meets to keep abreast of any such changes.

Important Deadlines:

Course Work:

Calculator: I will be using the TI-83.You are free to use a TI /Casio CFX-9850GB PLUS graphing calculator, however it is your responsibility to learn how to use it.Class time will be spent on how to graph, plot points, find regression curves, numeric derivatives and numeric integrals, etc. only for the TI-83. I highly recommend using the same calculator as I will be using this semester. Calculators with QWERTY keyboards or those that do symbolic algebra such as the TI-89, or the Casio FX2 or 9970G cannot be used in class or during an exam. 

TECHNOLOGY: A graphing calculator may be needed for homework and in class exams. 
ATTENDANCE: is required; parts of this class may be in a cooperative learning format. You will work in groups and part of your grade will be assigned to the   group. You will be assigned group work in and out of class. Repeated absences (more than 4 unexcused) will result in lowering your grade in the course. Students absent for university sponsored events or must make arrangements for making up the work they will miss before they are absent.

HOMEWORK: is required. Problems to be turned in are assigned in class. Reminder: I  suggest that a minimum of 3 hours of homework should be completed for each hour of class. Late homework will not be accepted.

General Education Outcomes:
MAC 2233 is designed to satisfy the following criteria from the Central Student Outcomes of General Education:

We will reach these goals by applying both quantitative and qualitative techniques from Calculus to solve problems from business.  Calculus utilizes the skills you developed in College Algebra. The solution to any mathematics problem is an argument that can be analyzed by anyone knowing the relevant mathematics.  Each answer you submit will be defended by the mathematical reasoning you used to get it.