Welcome
to the Course Page of
AS/MATH 1550 6.0 B Mathematics with Management Applications 20082009 Full Year 

Department of Mathematics and Statistics 

June 08:  Please click here to see your final exam mark, and unofficial percentage 
and letter grades for the course. Also, please note that your official grade will  
be sent to you by the Registrar's Office upon the approval by the Senate.  
Have a nice Summer!  
May 20:  As it was announced earlier, the Final Examination will take place 
on Saturday, May 23, 12:00 to 15:00 in CLH K. On the exam you will  
be responsible for all material covered in this course according to  
Course Schedule. You are permitted to bring a nonprogrammable  
nongraphing calculator. No other aids are allowed. If less common  
formulae are needed on the exam, then those formulae will be provided  
on the exam. There will be several questions, some with a few parts.  
Marks for each question will be indicated. You have to show all your  
work, and you should explain your solutions where appropriate.  
Unofficial final grades for the course will (hopefully) be posted to the  
course web page by June 15th.  
I will also be holding an additional office hour for last minute questions 

on Wednesday, May 20 from 16:30 to 17:30. 

May 18:  Please note that Test #3 papers will be returned in the class on Tuesday, 
May 19. I am making available solutions to the test questions.  
May 13:  As it was announced in the class yesterday, I will bring the course evaluation 
forms to the class on Thursday, May 14. It is the time for you to be the judge.  
Please come and fill out the evaluation forms.  
May 11:  Practice exercises for Chapter 17: 
17.1: #22, 26, 28  
17.2: #6, 8, 10, 16, 18, 24, 30, 34  
17.3: #6, 8, 10, 13  
17.4: #6, 8, 12  
17.5: #4, 6, 8, 10, 14  
17.6: #2, 4, 6, 8, 10  
17.7: #2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 14, 21, 23, 26  
17.8: #4, 8, 10.  
May 01:  Please note that Test #3 will take place during the lecture period on Tuesday, 
May 05. On the test you will be responsible for all the material covered in class  
from Sections 13.6, 14.214.7, 14.914.11, 6.16.6, 7.17.2 of the textbook.  
April 28:  Please note that the office hour tomorrow (Wednesday) will be from 2:30 
to 3:30 PM. Sorry for the inconvenience.  
April 26:  Practice exercises for Chapter 7: 
7.1: #6, 8, 10, 12  
7.2: #2, 4, 6, 8, 13, 15, 16  
7.3: #1, 2.  
April 08:  Please note that Test #3 will take place during the lecture period on Tuesday, 
May 05. The coverage of the test will be announced at the end of April.  
Practice exercises for Chapter 6:  
6.1: #1, 12, 20, 21, 26  
6.2: #12, 35, 36, 40  
6.3: #21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 31, 60  
6.4: #14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29  
6.5: #12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24  
6.6: #8, 12, 14, 24, 26, 28, 32.  
March 29:  Please note that Test #2 papers will be returned in the class on Tuesday, 
March 31. I am making available solutions to the test questions.  
March 25:  Please note that starting this week the Math Lab will be closed on Fridays. 
The revised Math Lab hours are: Monday  Thursday 10:30 A.M.  3:30 P.M.  
March 24:  Practice exercises for Chapter 14: 
14.2: #29, 30, 36, 40, 42, 48, 50, 52  
14.3: #10, 12, 20, 21  
14.4: #2426, 28, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 62, 74, 78  
14.5: #2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 18, 26, 34, 65, 69  
14.6: #3, 6, 18  
14.7: #16, 24, 26, 30, 32, 36, 38, 44, 46, 48, 61, 62  
14.9: #20, 24, 29, 32, 34, 35  
14.10: #1, 3, 5, 24, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38  
14.11: #2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9.  
March 12:  Please note that Test #2 will take place during the lecture period on Tuesday, 
March 17. On the test you will be responsible for all the material covered in  
class from Sections 5.45.5, 10.110.4, 11.111.5, 12.112.5, 12.7 and  
13.113.5 of the textbook.  
March 05:  Practice exercises for Chapter 13: 
13.1: #2, 12, 14, 16, 36, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64, 68, 70  
13.2: #8, 10, 12  
13.3: #10, 12, 26, 32, 42, 52, 60  
13.4: #4, 6, 8  
13.5: #4, 6, 8, 10, 16, 26, 28, 30, 42  
13.6: #3, 13, 14, 15.  
February 18:  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ANNOUNCEMENT MADE IN THE CLASS 
YESTERDAY WAS NOT ACCURATE, THE LAST CLASS FOR THE  
FALL TERM WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW (THURSDAY,  
FEBRUARY 19). SEE YOU ALL IN THE CLASS TOMORROW.  
SORRY FOR INCONVENIENCE.  
February 14:  As it was announced in class, Test #2 will take place on Tuesday, March 24. 
Practice exercises for Chapter 12:  
12.1: #6, 8, 12, 18, 20, 26, 34, 38, 42, 48, 49  
12.2: #8, 12, 16, 18, 20, 39, 41  
12.3: #4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14  
12.4: #4, 6, 12, 24, 28, 39  
12.5: #6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 22, 24  
12.7: #2, 4, 6, 8, 30, 34.  
February 02:  Please note that the academic disruption due to the strike has been ended. 
Courses and other Academic Activities at the University resume on  
Monday, February 02.  
Welcome back!  
Please see the revised tentative Course Schedule and Course Information.  
November 06:  PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASSES ARE SUSPENDED DUE TO STRIKE. 
Click here to go to CUPE 3903 Strike minisite for strike related updates!  
October 31:  Practice exercises for Chapter 11: 
11.1: #20, 22, 24, 28  
11.2: #20, 36, 44, 54, 60, 64, 68, 72, 74, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88  
11.3: #16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 39, 41  
11.4: #12, 14, 22, 28, 40, 57, 63, 69, 70, 71  
11.5: #2, 4, 6, 8, 16, 22, 40, 42, 44, 71, 73.  
October 20:  Please note that Test #1 papers will be returned in the class on Tuesday, 
October 21. I am making available solutions to the test questions.  
October 17:  Practice exercises for Chapter 10: 
10.1: #1, 3, 6, 14, 16,18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 42  
10.2: #2, 4, 6, 8, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 30, 32, 34, 38, 40, 48, 52, 54, 55, 57  
10.3: #14, 16, 20, 24, 30, 32, 34  
10.4: #2, 4, 10, 18.  
October 03:  As it was announced in the class on Thursday, we will write Test #1 during the lecture 
period on Tuesday, October 07. On the test you will be responsible for all the material  
covered in class from Sections 3.13.6, 4.14.4 and 5.15.3 of the textbook.  
September 22:  Please note the Math Lab, S525 Ross Building, is open throughout the semester 
from Monday to Friday between 10:30 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. For more information  
on the Math Lab please go to: www.math.yorku.ca/new/undergrad/mathlab.htm  
Practice exercises for Chapter 5:  
5.1: #7, 9, 21  
5.2: #13, 15, 17, 19  
5.3: #1, 5, 13, 15, 19  
5.4: #2, 4, 6, 8, 25, 27, 29  
5.5: #1, 3, 5, 9, 17, 20, 21.  
September 18:  Practice exercises for Chapter 4: 
4.1: #20, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 34, 48  
4.2: #42, 44, 46, 48, 58, 59, 63  
4.3: #46, 48  
4.4: #6, 7, 43, 44  
September 08:  Practice exercises for Chapter 3: 
3.1: #12, 14, 54, 56, 63, 65, 71  
3.2: #8, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18,19, 20, 23, 24, 29, 30  
3.3: #11, 12, 28, 29, 30, 31  
3.4: #14, 16, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 35, 41  
3.5: #2, 11,12, 13, 16  
3.6: #6, 7, 8, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21.  
September 04:  Welcome! 
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Lectures:  Day, Time and Venue:  TR 2:304:00 P.M., CLH B 
Instructor:  Name:  Dr. Iulduz Raguimov 
Office:  S512 Ross Building  
Office Hours:  W 16:3017:30, R 12:0013:00  
Email:  raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca  
Mailbox:  N520 Ross Building  
Grading:  Three Tests  20% each 
Final Examination  40% 
Course Description: This course is designed to provide a mathematical background for students in the BBA (Hons.) program. It is also suitable for the Bachelor Program in Mathematics for Commerce, but should not be taken by those who intend to major in any other program in Mathematics or Statistics or in Computer Science. It includes calculus, matrix algebra and elements of optimization with applications to management. The course is designed primarily for students interested in business programs. It satisfies a requirement for entry to the BBA (Hons.) program in the Schulich School of Business. One theme of the course is optimization  how to maximize or minimize a function subject to certain constraints. Most of the course is a discussion of calculus and its applications; matrix theory and its applications are also discussed. The emphasis will be on techniques and on applications to business and management problems. For more detailed list of topics with references to the textbook, please see Course Schedule.
Textbook: 
Introductory Mathematical Analysis, Twelfth Edition 
by Ernest F. Haeussler Jr., Richard S. Paul, Richard Wood  
Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2008. ISBN 0132404222  
Optional Aid:  Student Solutions Manual for Introductory Mathematical 
Analysis, Twelfth Edition  
by C. Trimble and Associates  
Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008. ISBN 0132404249  
Prerequisite:  AS/SC/MATH 1515 3.0 or AS/SC/MATH 1520 3.0 (either of these may 
also be taken as a firstterm corequisite) or OAC Calculus or 12U Advanced  
Functions and Introductory Calculus or 12U Calculus and Vectors or equivalent.  
Course Credit  AS/SC/MATH 1000 3.0, or AS/SC/MATH 1013 3.0, or 
Exclusions:  AS/SC/AK/MATH 1300 3.0, or AS/SC/MATH 1505 6.0, or 
AS/SC/MATH 1513 6.0, or AS/MATH 1530 3.0, or  
AS/MATH 1540 3.0, or AS/ECON 1530 3.0, or  
AS/ECON 1540 3.0, or GL/MATH /MODR 1930 3.0.  
This course may not be taken by any student who has taken or is taking  
AS/SC/AK/MATH 1021 3.0, or AS/SC/MATH 1025 3.0, or  
AS/SC/MATH 2021 3.0, or AS/SC/AK/MATH 2221 3.0, or  
GL/MATH /MODR 2650 3.0 or equivalent.  
Important Dates:  September 04: Classes commence. 
September 18: Last date to enrol in the course without my permission.  
October 17: Last date to enrol in the course with my permission.  
Reading Week is cancelled.  
February 19: Fall classes end.  
March 04: Classes resume.  
April 03: Last date to drop the course without receiving a grade.  
May 19: Last day of classes.  
May 22June 02: Examination period. 
(subject to any changes announced in class)
WEEK 
SECTIONS 
COMMENTS 
Sept 04  Introduction, 3.1  Classes begin on Thursday, September 04. 
Sept 812  3.23.5  
Sept 1519  3.6, 4.14.3  
Sept 2226  4.4, 5.15.3  
Sept 29Oct 03  5.45.5  No classes will be on Tuesday, September 30. 
Oct 0610  Test #1  Test #1 will take place on Tuesday, October 07. No classes will be on Thursday, October 09. 
Oct 1317  10.110.2  
Oct 2024  10.3, 13.5, 10.4  
Oct 2731  11.111.3  
Nov 0307  11.411.5  
Feb 0206  Review, 12.7, 12.3  
Feb 0913  12.4, 12.112.2  
Feb 1620  12.5, 13.1  
March 05  13.2  Winter classes begin on Thursday, March 05. 
March 0913  13.313.6  
March 1620  Test #2, 14.214.3  Test #2 will take place on Tuesday, March 17. 
March 2327  14.414.7  
Mar 30 Apr 03  14.914.11  
April 0610  6.16.3  
April 1317  6.46.6  
April 2024  7.17.3  
April 27May 01  17.117.3  
May 0408  17.417.5  Test #3 will take place on Tuesday, May 05. 
May 1115  17.617.7  
May 19  Review  The classes end on Tuesday, May 19. 
May 22June 02  Final Examination  TBA. 
Note: The course will not cover all the sections of each chapter from the textbook.
Please review Chapters 02 of the textbook during the first week of classes. Throughout the term, practice exercises will be announced in class and posted to the Announcements section. In order to develop your understanding of the course material you must do all assigned problems. These will not be collected for grading and hence will not directly affect your grade. However, it is extremely important that you complete as many problems as possible. Do not memorize them. Rather, learn how to solve problems like them. Use the Solutions Manual only after you have tried the problem. There is nothing like a bit of computation to strengthen understanding in mathematics! Successful students must keep up with homework and seek help for points they do not understand as soon as possible. Do not fall behind! It is recommended to read the relevant sections of the textbook before every class. Next to the classes, working out the answers to the problems is the most important preparation for the tests and exam that will contain for the most part but not exclusively, questions very similar to those from the textbook. It is quite practical to work on your own or together in small groups. Each student should do at least two hours of independent study for every lecture hour. The amount you learn in this course and the grade you receive will be proportional to the amount of time you spend working on problems.
Please
turn off all cell phones and pagers before entering the lecture hall. For
tests and exam cell phones, digital dictionaries, palms,
pagers,
computers, and hats with large peaks are not allowed.
All such devices as well
as all books, papers, knapsacks, and briefcases must be left at the front of the
lecture hall. Anyone caught with electronic devices will be charged with
Academic Dishonesty (see the next page). The only
items you may have at your seat on the tests and exam are pens, pencils, student ID, a
nongraphing, nonprogrammable calculator and
purses. You are responsible for all material covered in lectures.
Note: You may not use graphing
or programmable calculators on the tests and final
exam. Photo
identification and signingin are required at all tests and
exam.
The composition of the final grade is as follows: Three Tests (75 minutes each written tests held in lecture period): 20% each. Final Examination (threehour exam scheduled by the Registrar's Office): 40% of the overall grade, will take place in MayJune, during the examination period. All testmarks you receive should be interpreted as raw scores and not "percentages". The statistics of scores will be announced for all tests. Cutoff for converting midterm scores into letter grades will be announced prior to the drop date. Students have seven days from the date of the return of a test paper to appeal their marks. Some test papers (randomly selected) are photocopied before they are handed back, so we can detect subsequent alterations. Once you have written all three tests, your lowest grade obtained on any test will be replaced by the mark on the final exam if the final exam grade is higher.
Makeup Policy:
No permission will be given to a
student to write tests in advance of their scheduled
dates. No makeups will be done for the tests. Missed
tests will be counted as zero, except under extreme circumstances in which case
the corresponding percentage of the overall
grade will be "forwarded" to the final exam.
Do not write a test or the final exam, if you do not feel well. Once you write a
test or the final exam that is the score you will receive.
If you miss a test
for medical reasons you must turn in within one week following the test date the
Attending Physician's Statement form
provided here after getting it filled in by your doctor.
No other type of medical note will be accepted.
However, missing tests is extremely dangerous and
not recommended. As experience has shown, students who miss class
tests because of some 'mysterious
illnesses' will usually average 30% on the final exam.
A student who misses the final examination
will be allowed to write a makeup
exam only if both of the following conditions are met:
1)
the student notifies me (raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca)
or the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (Undergraduate Office, N502/503
Ross Building, 4167362100, Ext.
55902 or 33969) in advance that the exam will
be missed,
2)
the student submits
within one week following the exam date the
Attending Physician's Statement form provided here
after getting it filled in by his/her doctor.
Students who miss the final examination
and do not meet both conditions will receive a grade of F. It is
student's responsibility to fill out and submit the Deferred Standing Agreement
Form.
Note: Do not make vacation/job plan until the final exam date is
known: having a plane ticket for Hawaii or Las Vegas on May 25
is NOT a legitimate excuse for absence from a final exam on May 28.
Religious Observance:
York University is committed to respecting the religious beliefs and practices of all members of the community and making accommodations for observances of special significance to adherents. If any of the dates specified in the course schedule for tests pose such a conflict, students should contact me (raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca) within the first three weeks of classes. Please note that if the final exam date poses a conflict, students must complete the Final Exam Accommodation Form, which can be obtained from the Registrar’s Office.
Academic Honesty:
Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with University Policies and Regulations. Conduct that violates the ethical or legal standards of the university community or of one’s programme or specialization may result in serious consequences. Refer to the Senate Policy on Academic Honesty.
Individual questions can be discussed by email, or in person after class, or during office hours. Please send all email notes as plain text within the body of the message. Do not send attachments nor HTMLformatted mail. Also, if the name of your account is an alias, I will not know who the mail is from unless you sign it; it also risks being accidentally discarded as junk mail. The course web page will be updated regularly to include important announcements made in class, such as the material to be covered on the tests. Email notes requesting such information contained on the web page will be answered the last.
1 York
Undergraduate Math Program
2 York University Library
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