MATH 267 Calculus for Business, Economics, and Accountancy II

MATH 267 IS Sec 2, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Robert Hunt

Instructor name:
Robert Hunt

Office: Jackson Avenue Center A04 (inside the Mathematics Lab)

Instructor Information:
I've been an instructor here at Ole Miss since 2004.

I am originally a Louisiana boy, but have lived in Mississippi for many years. You can usually find me at Ole Miss sporting events, or traveling with my wife and kids.

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact me directly using the Email Your Instructor link on the Lessons page. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your course title and number in the subject line.

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the iStudy department:

The University of Mississippi
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
iStudy
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826
E-mail: istudy@olemiss.edu

Course Description

This is a 19-section Independent Study course in Business Calculus! The purpose of Math 267 is to master derivatives and their applications, particularly with respect to business, economics and accountancy. Students should be able to take derivatives, and use the first and second derivative tests for optimization problems. Students should also have a firm understanding of profit, cost, revenue, and price functions and how they relate.

The book starts with Chapter 1, prior to section 1.8, consisting of a review of College Algebra and Precalculus. I strongly suggest that you carefully review this chapter. If you feel comfortable with the content of this chapter, you should not have any major difficulties.

The course is self-paced and entirely online.

Textbook Information:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

Course Objectives:

The purpose of the first Business Calculus class (Math 267) is to master derivatives and their applications, particularly with respect to business, economics and accountancy. Students should be able to take derivatives, and use the first and second derivative tests for optimization problems. Students should also have a firm understanding of profit, cost, revenue, and price functions and how they relate.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 19 instructional modules (or sections) and 5 proctored exams

You MUST take the syllabus quiz within 2 weeks of enrolling or you will be dropped from the course. NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

UNITS

Blackboard and Hawkes Material

Due for Grades

Syllabus


*You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.*
NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz

1

2.1a Left and Right-Hand Limits
2.1b Limits

Hawkes assignments

Quiz 1

Non-proctored Quiz in Hawkes. You have unlimited number of attempts at 75 minutes per attempt. Only your best score will count. You must score at least 80% on this quiz to enable the next section.

Quiz

2

2.5a More about Limits
2.2a Average Rate of Change

Hawkes assignments

Quiz 2

Non-proctored Quiz in Hawkes. You have unlimited number of attempts at 75 minutes per attempt. Only your best score will count. You must score at least 80% on this quiz to enable Unit Test 1.

Quiz

Practice Unit Test 1

Non-proctored practice test in Hawkes for bonus points with a 3-hour (180 minute) time limit and unlimited attempts (best score counts).

Practice test

Unit Test 1

Proctored course exam in Hawkes with a one-hour (60 minute) time limit. This exam must be submitted to enable the next section.

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

3

2.3a Definition of the Derivative and Power Rule
2.3b Slope and Rate of Change Considered Algebraically
1.8 Functions and Models
2.4 Applications: Marginal Analysis

Hawkes assignments

Quiz 3

Non-proctored Quiz in Hawkes. You have unlimited number of attempts at 75 minutes per attempt. Only your best score will count. You must score at least 80% on this quiz to enable the next section.

Quiz

4

3.1 Product and Quotient Rules
3.2 The Chain Rule and the General Power Rule

Hawkes assignments

Quiz 4

Non-proctored Quiz in Hawkes. You have unlimited number of attempts at 75 minutes per attempt. Only your best score will count. You must score at least 80% on this quiz to enable Unit Test 2.

Quiz

Practice Unit Test 2

Non-proctored practice test in Hawkes for bonus points with a 3-hour (180 minute) time limit and unlimited attempts (best score counts).

Practice test

Unit Test 2

Proctored course exam in Hawkes with a one-hour (60 minute) time limit. This exam must be submitted to enable the next section.

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

MIDPOINT OF COURSE

If you are a semester student, you must reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your information.
If you are a Flex UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the exam has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course.
The exact date semester students are required to reach the midpoint is specified in your information.

5

3.4a Increasing and Decreasing Intervals
3.4b Critical Points and the First Derivative Test

Hawkes assignments

Quiz 5

Non-proctored Quiz in Hawkes. You have unlimited number of attempts at 75 minutes per attempt. Only your best score will count. You must score at least 80% on this quiz to enable the next section.

Quiz

6

3.5 Absolute Maximum and Minimum
5.3 Differentiation of Logarithmic Functions

Hawkes assignments

Quiz 6

Non-proctored Quiz in Hawkes. You have unlimited number of attempts at 75 minutes per attempt. Only your best score will count. You must score at least 80% on this quiz to enable Unit Test 3.

Quiz

Practice Unit Test 3

Non-proctored practice test in Hawkes for bonus points with a 3-hour (180 minute) time limit and unlimited attempts (best score counts).

Practice test

Unit Test 3

Proctored course exam in Hawkes with a one-hour (60 minute) time limit. This exam must be submitted to enable the next section.

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

7

4.1a Higher Order Derivatives and Concavity
4.1b Higher order Derivatives: the Second Derivative Test
4.4 Business Applications

Hawkes assignments

Quiz 7

Non-proctored Quiz in Hawkes. You have unlimited number of attempts at 75 minutes per attempt. Only your best score will count. You must score at least 80% on this quiz to enable the next section.

Quiz

8

3.3 Implicit Differentiation
5.4 Differentiation of Exponential Functions

Hawkes assignments

Quiz 8

Non-proctored Quiz in Hawkes. You have unlimited number of attempts at 75 minutes per attempt. Only your best score will count. You must score at least 80% on this quiz to enable Unit Test 4.

Quiz

Practice Unit Test 4

Non-proctored practice test in Hawkes for bonus points with a 3-hour (180 minute) time limit and unlimited attempts (best score counts).

Practice test

Unit Test 4

Proctored course exam in Hawkes with a one-hour (60 minute) time limit. This exam must be submitted to enable the Final Exam.

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Quiz 9

Non-proctored Quiz in Hawkes. You have unlimited number of attempts at 75 minutes per attempt. Only your best score will count. You must score at least 80% on this quiz to enable the Final Exam.

Quiz

Practice Final Exam

Non-proctored practice exam in Hawkes for bonus points with a 3-hour (180 minute) time limit and unlimited attempts (best score counts).

Practice exam

Final Exam

Proctored comprehensive final exam in Hawkes covering material from both midterms. There will be a two-hour (120 minute) time limit on the final exam.

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Grading:

Grading Scale:
90% & higher A
88-89.99 A−
86-87.99 B+
80-85.99 B
78-79.99 B−
76-77.99 C+
70-75.99 C
68-69.99 C−
60-67.99 D
Below 60 F

FAILURE TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded.