MTH 5, Section 1

**Class Time:** Tuesday and Thursday 2:00p - 3:20p, Humanities 130.

**Instructor:** Dr. Corbett Redden. *Corbett.Redden [att] liu.edu*. Office: Winnick House 233. Phone 516-299-3487.

**Office Hours:** Tuesday and Thursday 12:30p - 1:50p, or by appointment.

**Course webpage:** http://myweb.liu.edu/~dredden/5f18/

**Homework/Schedule:** http://myweb.liu.edu/~dredden/5f18/Homework.pdf

**Handouts, Review Sheets, and Solutions:** http://myweb.liu.edu/~dredden/5f18/Handouts.html

**Textbook:** *Finite Mathematics and Brief Calculus* by Geoffrey C. Berresford and Andrew M. Rockett.

The bookstore sells this as a Custom Edition looseleaf bundle. We will only use the Finite Mathematics portion, which is taken from *Finite Mathematics* (2nd ed) by Berresford/Rockett.

**Grading Scheme:**

Homework/Attendance | 10% |

Quizzes | 30% |

Tests | 30% |

Final Exam | 30% |

**Homework:** In addition to time spent attending lectures, it is expected that you spend *at least 6 hours per week* working on this class. The homework problems I will assign are located on this Homework sheet. Though I will not collect the assignments, in order to understand the material it is essential for you to work hard on these problems. You should collect all of your homework in a single location, and I will look at this collection at the semester's end. The 10% Homework/Attendance grade is based off on your effort in-class and on homeworks.

**Quizzes/Tests:** There will be 12 regular in-class quizzes, and these will be graded and returned to you. The lowest 2 quiz grades will be dropped, and the remaining quizzes will comprise 30% of your grade. There will be NO MAKE UP QUIZZES, except for absences for school events that have been cleared with me in advance.

**Tests:** There will be 3 in-class tests, and these will occupy the entire class time. The lowest score will be dropped, and the remaining two test scores will comprise 30% of your grade. There will be NO MAKE UP TESTS, except for absences for school events that have been cleared with me in advance. You are allowed to use your calculator, but you can not use computer, mobile device, or any personal notes.

**Final Exam:** The final examination will be CUMULATIVE and will take place in the regular classroom during the final exam period, at a time to be announced by the Registrar. The final will comprise 30% of your course grade, though the instructor reserves the right to count the final as an even higher percentage for those students whose final exam grade is better than their test average.

**Extra Credit:** The way to compensate for poor test grades is to learn the material and do very well on the final exam (see the note in the previous paragraph "Final Exam").

**Calculator:** A graphing calculator, preferably the TI-83 or TI-84, is recommended for this course. On several occasions, we will also use spreadsheets on laptops and/or mobile devices.

**Course Description:** Mathematical models for business, linear programming, matrix algebra and applications are covered. Prerequisite of Math 4 or 4S is required. Not open to students who have taken MTH 8, except for Business Administration, Accountancy, or Dual Accountancy Students. (*3 credits*)

**Help:** Help is available from a number of places and people. You are welcome to see Prof. Redden before/after class, in office hours, by appointment, or ask short questions via email. Also, there is free tutoring available in the Math-Lab, located in PH 201. No appointment is necessary. Finally, you are encouraged to work with others on homework. Explaining concepts and techniques to fellow classmates is an excellent way for you to better understand them yourself.