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Math 135: Mathematics for Business
Fall 2018 Course Syllabus

NJIT Academic Integrity Code: All Students should be aware that the Department of Mathematical Sciences takes the University Code on Academic Integrity at NJIT very seriously and enforces it strictly. This means that there must not be any forms of plagiarism, i.e., copying of homework, class projects, or lab assignments, or any form of cheating in quizzes and exams. Under the University Code on Academic Integrity, students are obligated to report any such activities to the Instructor.

Course Information

Course Description: Intended for students with major offered by SOM. An introduction to mathematics of business, principles of differential and integral calculus, and optimization.

Number of Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MATH 107 with a grade of C or better or MATH 110 with a grade of C or better or NJIT placement.

Course-Section and Instructors

Course-Section Instructor
Math 135-001 Professor K. Horwitz

Office Hours for All Math Instructors: Fall 2018 Office Hours and Emails

Required Textbook:

Title Introductory Mathematical Analysis for Business, Economics, and the Life and Social Sciences
Author E. F. Haeussler, Jr., R. S. Paul, R. J. Wood
Edition 13th
Publisher Pearson
ISBN # 978-0321643728
Notes w/ MyMathLab

University-wide Withdrawal Date: The last day to withdraw with a W is Monday, November 12, 2018. It will be strictly enforced.

Course Goals

Course Objectives: An introduction to mathematics of business, principles of differential and integral calculus, and optimization.

Course Assessment: The assessment of objectives is achieved through homework, quizzes, and common examinations with common grading.


DMS Course Policies: All DMS students must familiarize themselves with, and adhere to, the Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Policies, in addition to official university-wide policies. DMS takes these policies very seriously and enforces them strictly.

Grading Policy: The final grade in this course will be determined as follows:

Homework 12%
Quizzes 13%
Midterm Exam I 15%
Midterm Exam II 15%
Midterm Exam III 15%
Final Exam 30%

Your final letter grade will be based on the following tentative curve.

A 90 - 100 C 66 - 74
B+ 85 - 89 D 55 - 64
B 80 - 84 F 0 - 54
C+ 75 - 79

Attendance Policy: Attendance at all classes will be recorded and is mandatory. Please make sure you read and fully understand the Math Department’s Attendance Policy. This policy will be strictly enforced. Students are expected to attend class. Each class is a learning experience that cannot be replicated through simply “getting the notes.”

Homework Policy: Homework is an expectation of the course.  All written homework for the semester is listed, by section, below. All late homework will be graded at 50% penalty.

Calculus is learned by solving problems. Homework assignments are completed online. The online assignments can be completed at WWW.MYMATHLAB.COM. In order to access the online assignments you need to have a student access code. Access codes are included with new book that is bundled with MyMathLab; codes can be purchased separately from the textbook at the campus bookstore or online at the course website. If you buy a new book from another source make sure it is bundled with MyMathLab. In addition, on the first day of class your course instructor will give you an additional code needed to access the online assignments.

NOTE: Homework Assignments are DUE frequently (at least weekly) at the dates and times specified online and by your instructor.

How to get started with MyMathLab

Quiz Policy: Every week there will be a short quiz on the topics presented the previous week. There are no make-up quizzes. In case of an excused absence, the quiz will not be included in the final grade.

Exams: There will be three midterm exams held in class during the semester and one comprehensive final exam. Exams are held on the following days:

Midterm Exam I September 27, 2018
Midterm Exam II November 18, 2018
Midterm Exam III November 29, 2018
Final Exam Period December 15 - 21, 2018

The final exam will test your knowledge of all the course material taught in the entire course. Make sure you read and fully understand the Math Department's Examination Policy. This policy will be strictly enforced.

Makeup Exam Policy: There will be No make-up QUIZZES OR EXAMS during the semester. In the event an exam is not taken under rare circumstances where the student has a legitimate reason for missing the exam, the student should contact the Dean of Students office and present written verifiable proof of the reason for missing the exam, e.g., a doctor’s note, police report, court notice, etc. clearly stating the date AND time of the mitigating problem. The student must also notify the Math Department Office/Instructor that the exam will be missed.

Cellular Phones: All cellular phones and other electronic devices must be switched off during all class times.

Additional Resources

Math Tutoring Center: Located in the Central King Building, Lower Level, Rm. G11 (See: Spring 2018 Hours)

Further Assistance: For further questions, students should contact their instructor. All instructors have regular office hours during the week. These office hours are listed on the Math Department's webpage for Instructor Office Hours and Emails.

All students must familiarize themselves with and adhere to the Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Policies, in addition to official university-wide policies. The Department of Mathematical Sciences takes these policies very seriously and enforces them strictly.

Accommodation of Disabilities: Disability Support Services (DSS) offers long term and temporary accommodations for undergraduate, graduate and visiting students at NJIT.

If you are in need of accommodations due to a disability please contact Chantonette Lyles, Associate Director of Disability Support Services at 973-596-5417 or via email at The office is located in Fenster Hall Room 260. A Letter of Accommodation Eligibility from the Disability Support Services office authorizing your accommodations will be required.

For further information regarding self identification, the submission of medical documentation and additional support services provided please visit the Disability Support Services (DSS) website at:

Important Dates (See: Fall 2018 Academic Calendar, Registrar)

Date Day Event
September 4, 2018 T First Day of Classes
September 10, 2018 M Last Day to Add/Drop Classes
November 12, 2018 M Last Day to Withdraw
November 20, 2018 T Thursday Classes Meet
November 21, 2018 W Friday Classes Meet
November 22 - 25, 2018 R - Su Thanksgiving Recess
December 12, 2018 W Last Day of Classes
December 13 & 14, 2018 R & F Reading Days
December 15 - 21, 2018 Sa - F Final Exam Period

Course Outline

Week Lecture # Sections Topic Assignment
1 1 2.1 Functions  p.86: #5-29, 31, 37, 39, 45-49 
  2.2 Special Functions  p.90: #17-22, 29-33 
2 7.1 Linear Inequalities  p.298: 9-23 odd 
  7.2 Linear Programming  p.305: 1-11 odd 
2 3 4.1 Exponential Functions  p.184: #1-4, 11, 13-16, 18-31,  47-49 
4 4.2 Logarithmic Functions  p.191: #1-8, , 17-56, 58, 59, 61, 63 
  5.1 Compound Interest  p. 212: #1-10, 13, 19-21 
3 5 5.2 Present Value  p.216: #1-13 
6 5.4 Annuities  p.227: #5-16, 18-20, 22 
4 7   EXAM 1 - REVIEW   
8   MIDTERM EXAM 1  September 27, 2018
5 9 10.1 Limits  p.467: #1-4, 9-34, 37-40 
  10.2 One-Sided Limit  p.475: #1-54 evens 
10 10.3 Continuity  pg. 481, #1-34 evens 
6 11 11.1 The Derivative  pg. 499, #3-25; Bonus 15, 17, 18, 22 
  11.2 Rules for Differentiation  p.507: #1-88 odds 
12 11.3 Derivative as a Rate of Change  p.516: #3, 10, 13-26, 3239, 41-  42, 45 
7 13 11.4 The Product and Quotient  p.525: #1-4, (maybe 5, 6, 11, 12), 20-22, 25, 27, 32?, 49-51, 54-56, 58, 71 
14 11.5 Rules The Chain Rule  p.532: #1-38, 41-44, 5573; all skipped problems considered bonuses 
8 15   EXAM 2 - REVIEW   
16   MIDTERM EXAM 2  November 18, 2018
9 17 13.1 Relative Extrema  p.586: #1-18, 35, 37, 5361, 68, 69, 71 
18 13.2 Absolute Extrema on a Closed Interval  pg. 590, #1-8, 12 
10 19 13.3 Concavity  p.596: #1-15 (skip 11), 17-20 (skip 19), 23-24 
  13.3 Concavity  p.596: 35, 37-39, 42-43, 45, 47-48, 53 
20 13.6 Applied Maxima & Minima  p.616: #1-7, 11-13, 15, 18-19, 21-22, 24, 27, 30 
11 21 14.2 Indefinite Integral  p.636: #1-20, 23-31, 33, 37-47, 49, 50, 52 
22 14.3 Integration (initial cond.)  pg. 641, #1-4, 9-16, 21 
12 23   REVIEW FOR EXAM #3   
24   MIDTERM EXAM 3  November 29, 2018
13 25 14.7 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus  p.665: 1-18, 20, 27, 5960, 61, 63 
26 15.4 Average Value of a Function  p.707: 1-5, 7-10 

Updated by Professor K. Horwitz - 9/1/2018
Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Syllabus, Fall 2018