Mathematics 1070 Mathematics for Business and Economics
Fall 2008
Instructor: Alan Stein
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Meeting Times
Section 31 — MW 8:009:15AM
Section 32 — MW 9:3010:45AM
This class will not be held on October 1 (Rosh Hashanah) and October 13 (Professor McGavran's daughter's wedding).
Finite Mathematics & its Applications
By Goldstein/Schneider/Siegel
Prentice Hall
The class has a listserv mailing list set up. The name of the list is
WMATH1070L and it is hosted on listserv.uconn.edu. Every member of
the class will be automatically signed up for the list upon filling out the
Student Information Form and
is expected to participate in the discussions.
Posting a Message to the Mailing List
To post a message to the mailing list, simply address it to
WMATH1070L@listserv.uconn.edu. Other than that, it may be handled in
the same way as any other email message. Responses will automatically go to the entire list. If you want a response to go only to the instructor or some other individual, make sure you modify the header of your response.
There are a number of sets of Notes for Students available. The following sets of slides specific for this class are also available. Each set is available in a normal size text format as well as the slides used in class.
These slides will be created as the semester progresses.
Rates and Percents  Notes  Slides  Strategy for Solving Word Problems  Notes  Slides  Lines, inequalities and systems of inequalities  Notes  Slides  Systems of linear equations: substitution and elimination; matrices, pivoting, Gaussian elimination  Notes  Slides  Linear Programming  Notes  Slides  Sets  Notes  Slides  Combinatorics: Cardinality, InclusionExclusion Principle, Fundamental Principle of Counting, Combinations and Permutations  Notes  Slides  Roulette, probability, random variables, mathematical expectation  Notes  Slides 
There will be approximately three hour long exams during
the course of the semester and a comprehensive final exam at the end of the semester. The exams will be announced at least two
classes beforehand, and will probably be announced even before that on the
class mailing list. There may also be some graded problem sets during the course of the semester. Each problem set will be worth 50 points. Specific policies regarding the completion of problem sets are available elsewhere on this web site.
It is important to note that each set will have a due date. It is permissible to submit completed sets prior to the due date; no sets will be accepted after the due date.
Optional Problem Set/Exam
This problem set/exam is optional for those students who have submitted both inclass exams this semester. For those students, if they choose not to submit this problem set, their average will be computed based on their other work. For students who submit this problem set or who missed either inclass exam, this problem set will be treated in the same way as a regular exam.
Problem Set — Due Wednesday, December 3 — Solutions
The first group project involves comparing an annuity to a lump sum payment. A Team Performance Agreement is due Monday, September 22 and a final report is due Monday, October 6.
Annuity Project
The second group project involves setting up the mathematical model for a linear programming problem. The project report is due Monday, December 1. It is strongly recommended that the various groups bring drafts to either the Writing Center or the instructor well in advance of the deadline.
Linear Programming Project
Section 31 (8:00 Class): Wednesday, December 10, 911
Section 32 (9:30 Class): Monday, December 8, 911
The final examination will be comprehensive, although more emphasis will be placed on the material covered later in the course and which was not included in any earlier exam than in the earlier material.
