Applied Calculus, Fall 2018
Instructor: Andrew Obus
email: Andrew.Obus [at] baruch.cuny.edu
office: VC 6223 
Applied Calculus (for Business, Economics, and Finance), 2nd ed., by Warren B. Gordon, Walter O. Wang, and April Allen Materowski. You should be familiar with this book from MTH 2003.
Prerequisite: MTH 2003 with a grade of C or better.
If you do not have *exactly* this background, you should not be
enrolled in the class  no exceptions!
Mondays 4:35  5:35, Wednesdays 1:30  2:30, VC 6223.
If these times do not work for you, please make an appointment with
me. I am also teaching MTH 4500 this semester. You are
welcome to come to either office hour, but MTH 4500 students will have
priority during the Monday office hour. MTH 2205 students will
have priority during the Wednesday office hour.
NOTE: On Wednesday 8/29, the office hour will be from 4:35  5:35, not from 1:30  2:30.
Midterms will be in class on 10/3, 10/31, and 11/28 (all Wednesdays).
If you have a conflict with one of these days, you must let me know now. If
you miss one midterm for a valid reason, your overall midterm grade
will be the average of your other two midterms. A reason that you
know about now, but do not inform me of until close to the midterm, is
not a valid reason. If you miss two midterms, it will not be
possible for you to pass the class.
The withdrawal deadline is 11/6, so I will put the grades for the second midterm on Blackboard before then.
The final exam is on Tuesday 12/18, from 6:00PM  8:00PM. It is a common exam for all evening MTH 2205 sections, and will consist of 25 noncalculator multiple choice questions and 10 calculator multiple choice questions. You must show your (correct) work to get credit for a correct answer on the final! You will earn 3 points for every correct answer, with final grade capped at 100 (so if you get 34 or 35 questions right, your grade will be 100).
You must score at least 50
(17 questions out of 35) on the final to pass the class. If your
score is lower than this, your grade in the course will be an F, even
if your overall average would otherwise be sufficient to pass.
This is departmental policy and will not be changed. Please do not ask.
8% Quizzes
8% MyMathLab homework
17% Each midterm exam
33% Final Exam
Grading will be based on the Baruch grading scale. It is possible for exceptional class participation to be factored into your numerical grade in borderline cases.
Class # 
Date 
Topics 
Book Sections (approximate) 
Remarks 
1 
8/27 
Review of Differentiation 
Ch. 2 

2 
8/29 
Extrema of Functions of a Single Variable 
3.1 

3 
9/5 
First Derivative Test 
3.2 
Quiz 1, MML 1 Due 
4 
9/12 
Concavity and the Second Derivative Test 
3.3 
Quiz 2, MML 2 Due 
5 
9/17 
Applications: Geometric Optimization 
3.4 
Withdrawal gives W grade starting today. 
6 
9/24 
Applications: Business and Economic Optimization 
3.5 

7 
9/26 
Linearization and Differentials 
3.6 
Quiz 3, MML 3 Due 
8 
10/1 
Inverse Functions 
4.1 

9 
10/3 
MIDTERM 1 

10 
10/10 
Exponential Functions 
4.2 
Quiz 4, MML 4 Due 
11 
10/15 
e 
4.3 

12 
10/17 
Derivatives of Exponential Functions 
4.4 
Quiz 5, MML 5 Due 
13 
10/22 
Logarithmic Functions 
4.5 

14 
10/24 
Properties of Logarithmic Functions 
4.6 
Quiz 6, MML 6 Due 
15 
10/29 
Applications of Exponentials and Logs 
4.7 

16 
10/31 
MIDTERM 2 

17 
11/5 
Antiderivatives 
5.1 
Last class before withdrawal deadline. 
18 
11/7 
Applications of Antiderivatives 
5.2 
Quiz 7, MML 7 Due 
19 
11/12 
Substitution 
5.3 

20 
11/14 
Approximation of Areas 
5.4 
Quiz 8, MML 8 Due 
21 
11/19 
Sigma Notation and Area 
5.5 

22 
11/21 
Review, Catchup 
Ch. 5 
MML 9 Due 
23 
11/26 
Definite Integrals 
5.6 

24 
11/28 
MIDTERM 3 

25 
12/3 
Substitution 
5.6  5.7 

26 
12/5 
Applications of Integration 
5.7  5.8 
Quiz 9, MML 10 Due 
27 
12/10 
Applications of Integration 
5.8 

28 
12/12 
Review for Final Exam  Ch. 3, 4, 5 
Quiz 10, MML 11 Due 