INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS FOR
F ALL2012 SECTIONS 1, 2, 3AND 4
Instructor: Matt Thompson [email protected]
Office: Goodes Hall 282 613 533 3413
Section 1 Monday 11:30 – 13:00 Thursday 13:00 – 14:30 Goodes Hall 153
Section 2 Monday 13:00 – 14:30 Wednesday 11:30 – 13:00 Goodes Hall 153
Section 3 Tuesday 13:00 – 14:30 Thursday 11:30 – 13:00 Goodes Hall 151
Section 4 Tuesday 11:30 – 13:00 Friday 13:00 – 14:30 Goodes Hall 151
Office Hours: Tues 10:30 – 11:20 Thursday 10:30 – 11:20
Course Website: through Commerce portal (http://commerce.queensu.ca)
INTRODUCTION : This course is designed to enhance your ability to apply advanced mathematical
techniques including: linear algebra, differential and integral calculus, optimization, and computer
modelling to tackle a wide range of managerial problems. It is assumed that students have taken
Ontario Grade 12 Calculus or its equivalent.
TEXTBOOK : Waner and Costenoble, Finite Mathematics and Applied Calculus, 5th Edition, 2011
ISBN-13:978-1439049259, Brooks and Cole Publishing.
LECTURE NOTES: Class lecture notes will be posted on the course website. It is your responsibility
to check the website regularly and take printouts before the class.
Assignments (individual+group) (5 equally weighted assignments)30% (15%+15%)
Mid-term Exam (Wed. Oct. 24) (closed books/notes) 30%
Final Exam (closed books/notes) 40%
GRADES : The grades will be posted on the course webpage. Please check the course page
whenever a new grade is available and immediately inform the instructor if there is a discrepancy
– you need to retain all returned work.
EXAMINATIONS : There will be one midterm and one final exam to test your understanding of the
material covered in the course. Both the midterm and the final exams are compulsory,
closed book and closed notes. Students are not allowed to bring any material and information
related to the exams. Computers are not allowed. Standard blue sticker calculators are permitted.
Please contact the Commerce Office regarding the stickers.
Midterm examination will take place 6:30-9:30pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. The exact
location will be communicated on the course website.
Students must achieve a weighted exam average of 50 marks to pass the course! That
is, if your mid-term exam grade is M out of 100 marks and your final exam grade is F out
of 100 marks, then you need (30*M + 40*F) / 70 ≥ 50 to pass the course !
There will be 5 assignments during the semester.
In each assignment, you will have an Individual Part and a Group Part.
PAGE1 of 5 The individual part is to be submitted through the online assignment system - WebAssign. You
need to login and perform the necessary tasks at https://webassign.net/login.html.
Information about the system will be provided in the first class. The PowerPoint presentation
about WebAssign registration and login procedures is posted to the course website. There are
no part marks for individual assignments.
The following are the details for the group part of the assignment.
The group part of the assignment is to be completed in teams of four to five students from the
same section of the course.
If you would like to form your own team, you must email me the names, student IDs and the
section of ALL four or five members of your team by September 21 th2012. If not, I will
assign you to a team. You are not allowed to change your team during the semester. Each
team should submit one report per assignment
You need to submit your hard copy assignments into the drop box in the Commerce Office. The
submission deadline is 10:00 am on the specified date and late assignments or assignment
submitted to a wrong location will receive the grade of zero. (If drop boxes are not available
for the first one or two assignments because of construction, alternative arrangements will be
The assignment must indicate the assignment number, the section, the team number,
the names and student IDs of all members. You can use the assignment submission
template which is provided in Table 3.
Assignments are expected to be neatly written with each step in the solution process clearly
outlined and explained. Any answer without proper explanation will receive a mark of zero
even if the answer itself is correct. Word problems are expected to be answered in short
Students are encouraged to work together within each group to help each other understand the
material and complete the assignments. Although each group submits a single copy of each
assignment, it is the responsibility of each group member to understand every answer come
All submissions of assignments must be your group's work and only your group's work and no
aspect of your work may be revealed to any other group. Failure to comply with this rule will
be deemed academic dishonesty and will generally result in a grade of zero on the assignment
for any teams involved and a referral to the Commerce office.
SUGGESTED EXERCISES : I will suggest some problems from the text that are not be submitted.
Working on these questions is essential in understanding the material and preparing for the
exams. The suggested exercises will be available through the WebAssign.
R E-GRADING P OLICY: If you have objections regarding our evaluation of a particular group
assignment/exam paper, you are required to follow guidelines presented below.
1. Assignments and Midterm Papers: All concerns about the assignment and midterm marks
must be brought to the instructor's attention in a written memo. The memo should clearly
state all concerns and be submitted along with the original paper within 10 business
days of the date on which the papers are handed back. After day 10, the received
grade is final. Once you receive your paper, make sure that all the answers you provided
are graded and there are no mistakes in adding your partial grades. If there are such
mistakes you should bring them to my attention before/after class or during my office hours
as soon as possible. Another eligible concern is if we had missed some of your
logic/analysis in assigning part marks. Please note that during the re-grading your grade
may go up or down. Keep in mind that I cannot negotiate the grading scheme or the
partial marking system that I utilize. It is my responsibility to be fair to all students, and
negotiating the grading scheme or partial marks for one student will be unfair to the rest of
PAGE2 of 5 2. Final Exams: Final exam papers will not be handed back to students. Once the course
marks are officially released, if there is a significant discrepancy between your perceived
performance in the course and the final mark, you can contact me about the mark
breakdown. After that, you can schedule an appointment with me to review the marking of
the final exam paper. If, following the appointment, you disagree with your mark, you can
request a rereading of you examination paper as described in section 16 of Academic
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