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Calculus for Business Administration and Social Sciences
Fall 2019

Professor: Peter J. Nyikos

Office: LeConte 406

Phone: 7-5134


Special Office Hours for Exam Week: Monday, Dec. 9, 10:30 - 1:00 and 2:00- 4:00; Tuesday, 1:00 - 4:00; Wednesday as usual [see below]; Thursday, 11:00 - 1: 00 and 2:00 - 3:30.
The usual MW office hours have been 11:00 - 1:00 and 2:00 - 3:30, while TR hours have been from 1:00 to 2:00 except when there were no classes, as on Labor Day and closures due to weather.
Other times by appointment. You are also free to drop by any time I am in, but try to avoid the last half hour before my classes. My other class has its final exam 4pm Dec. 12.

The final exam is on Tuesday, December 10, 9:00 AM - 11:30AM in the classroom where we meet all semester. Only major, documented excuses for missing will be accepted. With so many students in the class, the University cannot accommodate any but the most compelling reasons. If you know in advance that you will miss it, let me know as soon as possible, in writing, giving details.

The first quiz in this course was on Thursday, September 5, on Sections 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3.
The second quiz was on Thursday, September 12, on Sections 1.4 and 1.5.
The third quiz was on Tuesday, October 8. It covered Section 1.9. The fourth quiz covered Sections 2.4 and 2.5.
The fifth quiz was on Tuesday, November 12. It covered Sections 3.2 and 3.3.
The sixth and last quiz will be on Tuesday, November 24. It covered Section 6.2. It was open book and open notes, the only restriction being not to copy someone else's work (which qualifies as cheating and involves penalties).

The first test in this course was on Thursday, September 26. It covered Sections 1.1 through 1.8.
The second test in this course was on Thursday, October 31. It covered Section 1.9, Sections 2.1 through 2.5, and Section 3.1.
The third test was on Thursday, November 21 It covered 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and 5.1.

My university e-mail sometimes gets put into spam files and is hard to find then. If you do not get an answer to an e-mail within a day, see me after class or in my office, or give me a phone call. From a campus phone you can use 7-5134; otherwise add 77 at the beginning.

I will be entering your grades on blackboard soon. I have been making announcements, and also sending emails from there. There will be other uses of blackboard from time to time.

Prerequisites for this course: : Click here for information A graphing calculator is required for this course.

The textbook for this course is Applied Calculus, 6th Edition WileyPLUS ECommerce, by Hughes-Hallett and co-authors.
There are several versions, all acceptable for this course. The least expensive is here: $79 "plus shipping fees where applicable": click for details.
You may need your Section ID (see below) and you should log in on the old WileyPlus button ("Wylie legacy") instead of the new one; the old login will either be below the new one or to the right of it.
Unfortunately, students cannot purchase a hard copy of the book this way, but within WileyPlus, they will see a tab for a downloadable e-text for another $18. The $79 only gives online access.

The latest prices I have from your campus Barnes and Noble bookstore are: WileyPlus access alone $130.00 WileyPlus with loose-leaf text $171.45

Online homework is on WileyPlus. The Class ID's are as follows:
Section 009: 712793
Section Q09: 712814
You need to know your registration number for the online access that you purchased.
Some students in the past received an error message right after putting in what they believe to be their registration number. If this problem crops up again, contacting Wylie Tech Support will probably clear it up.

This course covers the following sections in your textbook:
Chapter 1, Sections 1 through 9;
Chapter 2, Sections 1 through 5;
Chapeter 3, Sections 1 through 4; this is where you start learning calculus rigorously.
Chapter 4, Sections 1 through 4;
Chapter 5, Sections 1 through 5, and Section 6 if time permits.
Chapter 6, Sections 1, 2, 3 and 6; and Section 4 if time permits.

There will be 3 tests in the course. Each test is worth 100 points. Grades for quizzes and homework will be weighted at the end of the semester on a scale of 0 to 100, and the two lowest quiz grades will be dropped. [This includes 0 for absences.] The final exam is two and a half hours long and is worth 200 points.

Your letter grade for the course will be based on the above scores, but class attendance will count in borderline cases. For a sample of how the grading system works, click here. Note that the course grade is associated with the overall total numerical scores; letter grades on individual tests, on homework and quizzes, and on the final exam are only there to give you some idea of how well you did on them. In all but the final exam, cutoffs for the letter grades are given in class, to give you a better idea.

Note on privacy

If you do not want people to see what you make on a test or quiz when it is handed back, fold the paper lengthwise with the work on the inside, and put your name on the outside when you hand it in, and it will be handed back to you the same way.

Practice problems, not to be handed in:

These are all odd-numbered, so answers will be in the back of the text. You will get the maximum benefit if you give them the old college try before looking up answers.

Section 1.1: 1, 3, 9, 11, 13, 21
Section 1.2: 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 13
Section 1.3: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 19, 21
Section 1.4: 1, 3, 5, 11, 13, 19
Section 1.5: 1, 3, 9, 15, 21, 35.
Section 1.6: 1, 7, 11, 15, 27, 29, 35.
Section 1.7: 1, 5, 9, 13, 15, 17, and read examples 6 and 7 on p.59.
Section 1.8: 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, and for on-line homework, 21, 23, 25, 27.
Section 1.9: odd 3 through 15.

Section 2.1: 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 21.
Section 2.2: 9, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 35.
Section 2.3: (for now) 1, 3.
Section 2.4: odd 1 through 15
Section 2.5: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 15.

Section 3.1: 3, 11, 21, 27, 39.
Section 3.2: 3, 5, 7, 21, 29, 41, 49.
Section 3.3: 1, 7, 15, 19, 27, 29, 31, 41.
Section 3.4: odd 3 through 9, 19, 23, 25.

Section 4.1: 1, 3, 9, 13a, 39, 41.
Section 4.2: 1, 3, odd 9 through 15, 27, 31.
Section 4.3: odd 5 through 11, 23, 39, 41.

Section 5.1: 1, 3, 5, 13, and if you are shaky on 13, try also 39 and 41.
Section 5.2: 1, 3, 5, 7, 15, 19, 23.
Section 5.3. finish 7, do 9.

Section 6.2: 1, 7, 11, 19, 21, 27, 31, 37
Section 6.3: odd 5 through 11, 19, 27, 31

The university regulations say that absences, whether excused or unexcused, in excess of 10% are considered excessive and faculty may choose to assess a penalty for them. Poor attendance in this course could pull your grade down as far as one notch: from an A to a B+, from a B+ to a B, etc. This is not as severe as some courses, like English 101 where, for some sections, 25% absences incur an automatic grade of F.

Students who leave class early or come late without excuse run the risk of being counted as absent.

Student Success Center:

In partnership with UofSC faculty, the Student Success Center (SSC) offers a number of programs to assist you in better understanding your course material and to aid you on your path to success.
Please call (803) 777-1000, visit, or come to the SSC in the Thomas Cooper Library (Mezzanine Level) to check schedules and make appointments.
All SSC services begin on Tuesday, September 3.

Resources available to students include:

  • Peer Tutoring: make a one-on-one appointment with a Peer Tutor.
  • Supplemental Instruction (SI):attend SI Sessions for help with course material. The schedule is posted on the SSC website each week and will also be communicated by the SI Leader.
  • Peer Success Consultations: make a one-on-one Success Consultation with a Peer Consultant to work on developing study skills, setting goals, and connecting to a variety of campus resources