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MTH 121: Linear Progr./Elementary Functions

Fall 2014

MTH 121          Linear Algebra (4 credits)
Room:              172 MSC
Time:               MW  19:30 - 21:17
Office hours:     MWF: 10:00-10:40; W: 18:30-19:30

Final Exam: Monday, December 14, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Systems of equations, matrices, and linear programming (simplex method); rational, exponential and logarithmic functions. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.

PrerequisiteMTH 062 or placement.

Textbook: 
  • Applied Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences by Tan, 7-th edition

Grading:

Your course grade will be based upon the weighted percentage taken from your homework, hourly exams, and final exam. There is no fixed grading scale for this course; a conversion formula from your percentage score to Oakland University grades will be determined with each exam and announced upon return of the exam. An indication of the class performance on that exam will also be announced. 

The following target scale is the most stringent scale that will be used in the course:  95%=4.0, 90%=3.6, 80%=3.0, 65%=2.0, 50%=1.0. 


There will a quiz every day in addition to two midterms and the final.  The scores will be weighted as follows:
  • Midterm I:                       20%   
  • Midterm II:                      20%   
  • HW/Quizzes                    20%
  • Final                               40%
  •                                   ___________
          Total                                T

Grades will be computed using the Oakland University guidelines.  

  94% --> 4.0
  50% ---> 1.0

Using a linear model we have   Grade = (T-35)/15, where T is the total score for the semester.
 

Tests


There will be three  exams (worth 100 points each) scheduled for 
  • Wednesday, September 30,
  • Monday, October 26,
  • Wednesday, November 18

The second and third of these exams may include material covered on previous exams.


MAKE-UP POLICY: 

No make-up tests will be given. If you miss one (respectively two, three) test(s) with a valid excuse, your final exam will be worth 300 (respectively 400, 500) points; otherwise the missed test will count as a 0.  Travel and vacation plans do not constitute a valid excuse in this context.

Final Exam  

The final exam is comprehensive. The final exam for all daytime section of MTH 154 will be given on Friday, December 11, at 8:00 - 10:45 am, in rooms to be announced. 


ACADEMIC HONESTY: 

Cheating is a serious academic offense. Oakland University policy requires that all suspected instances of cheating be reported to the Academic Conduct Committee for adjudication. Anyone found guilty of cheating in this course will receive a course grade of 0.0, in addition to any penalty assigned by the Academic Conduct Committee. Working with others on homework does not constitute cheating; handing in an assignment that has essentially been copied from someone else does. Receiving help from someone else or from unauthorized written material during a test or final exam is cheating, as is using a calculator as an electronic "crib sheet." Providing such assistance for someone else also constitutes cheating.


Contents:

Sections and homework:

  • 1.1: 1-42
  • 1.2: 13-56, 63-66
  • 1.3: 1-54
  • 1.4: 1-46
  • 1.5: 1-54
  • 1.6: 1-48
  • 1.7: 1-90
  • 1.8: 1-72, 82-85, 87-94
  • 1.9: 17-34, 45-64 

  • 2.1:       25-37
  • 2.2:       7- 53
  • 2.3:       1-50
  • 2.4:        1-52
  • 2.5:        1-24
  • 2.6:        1-32
  • 2.7:        1-6, 8, 11, 17, 33-37, 40, 43-46
  • 3.1:        
  • 3.2
  • 3.3
  • 4.1
  • 5.1
  • 5.2
  • 5.3
  • 5.4
  • 5.5
  • 5.6
  • 6.1
  • 6.2
  • 6.3
  • 6.4

Calendar:

Fall 2015


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    Tony Shaska,
    Sep 25, 2014, 9:15 AM
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    Tony Shaska,
    Sep 25, 2014, 9:19 AM
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