# Ray Kremer - University of Kentucky

Maintained by rk [ray.kremer@uky.edu]
Last updated on 11 Dec 2014 17:30:58
MA 162: Finite Mathematics
Sections 001-008; Fall 2014

Schedule/Announcements
• (Dec 8th) Here is some more detailed information about the final exam: [Final Exam Info]
• (Dec 6th) Final Exam Room Assignments: The final exam (Tuesday, December 16th from 6:00-8:00pm) will take place in different rooms than every other exam. Here are the room assignments:
• CP 153 - Sections 002, 006
• FB 200 - Sections 001, 005, 007
• Center Theatre (in the Student Center) - Sections 003, 004, 008
• (Dec 2nd) IMPORTANT FINAL EXAM INFORMATION: The final exam will cover the material since the third exam on finanacial mathematics. There will be 105 points possible again, just like on the third exam, so it is actually possible to earn a few bonus points. In addition to this, there will be an opportunity to earn up to 15 extra points by answering a few questions from the material covered on Exam #3. These questions may come from any material we covered from Chapters 6 and 7, even if it was not originally on Exam #3. This means there is a total of 120 points possible on the final and the score will be taken out of 100. Please make sure to appropriately use your study time. It probably doesn't make sense to spend as much time studying material from Exam #3 as the financial mathematics material since the point distribution is Exam #3 - 15 points / Financial Math - 105 points.
• (Dec 2nd) I have decided that I will be dropping one homework assignment at the end of the semester. It is not possible to earn extra credit on the homework portion of the grade due to this change.
• (Dec 2nd) Exam #3 solutions are posted below. Exams will be emailed soon. Every problem was graded out of 5 points with the following scale:
• 5 points - Correct answer with appropriate support
• 4 points - minor error, but mostly correct
• 2/3 points - major errors
• 1 point - very little correct or correct answer with no support
• 0 points - blank/something completely incorrect
The difference between major and minor errors was up to the discretion of the grader. Please email Dr. Kremer if you believe your exam was graded incorrectly.
• (Nov 19th) Beginning today we will be using a set of supplemental notes from Paul Koester along with our textbook. These notes will be posted in this announcement as we progress. For today we will be looking at sections 1 and 2 which are included in the first file.
• (Nov 13th) Completed notes, recitation worksheets solutions, and quiz soultions for all the material for Exam #3 are now posted. Exam #3 is Monday, November 17th from 5-7pm in the same rooms as listed below. There is not a specific study guide for this exam, but my recommendations are the same: review the notes, homework, recitation worksheets, recitation quizzes, and do as many extra problems as you can from the book to prepare. I will put a more specific list of practice problems up tomorrow morning, but most problems from sections 6.1-6.4 and 7.1-7.5 would be good practice. These are the sections from the book covered on the exam. The exam consists of 21 questions/parts of questions on seven pages. Each part is worth 5 points meaning there are 105 possible points. The score will be taken out of 100 so it will be possible to earn a few bonus points on the exam.
• (Oct 15th) Completed notes for the remaining sections that will be on exam #2 will be posted today. Also, here is a study guide for Exam #2 [Exam #2 Study Guide]. This contains information about the format and content of the exam. Reading it will help you know what you need to study. The exam is Monday, October 20th from 5-7pm. Room assignments are the same as last time:
• Sections 001, 003, 005, or 007 (Tefjol is your TA) - CB 118
• Sections 002, 004, 006, or 008 (Fouche is your TA) - CB 106
• (Oct 10th) Completed notes through section 4.1 are now available. Suggested practice problems for these sections have also been added. Exam #2 is coming up one week from Monday. If you need an alternate exam and did not request one for the first exam, then I need to know as soon as possible.
• (Sept 29th) The completed version of notes from Section 2.6 are now posted. Completed notes for Sections 3.1/3.2 will be posted by Wednesday. The exams are not finished yet; I hope to return them on Wednesday. Homework for Section 2.6 is due Tuesday at 6pm and homework for Sections 3.1/3.2 is due on Friday at 6pm.
• (Sept 18th) Exam Study Guide: Here is a study guide for Exam #1 [Exam #1 Study Guide]. Anything that we have discussed in class, has been on the homework, has been on a recitation worksheet or quiz, or is in the practice problems from the book is fair game for the Exam. Don't forget to check which room you need to show up to next Monday evening for the exam.
• (Sept 16th) Lecture Slides for all the material on Exam #1 are now posted. The final filled-in versions will be posted by Thursday, September 18th. The recitation worksheet for Thursday is now available too.
Important Exam Information: Remember the exam is not during class, it is Monday evening from 5-7pm. Please report to the follow rooms:
• Sections 001, 003, 005, or 007 (Tefjol is your TA) - CB 118
• Sections 002, 004, 006, or 008 (Fouche is your TA) - CB 106
More information regarding the exam will be posted by Thursday including a list of study topics and an updated list of practice problems. There may be some previous exams posted on the course links to previous semesters via www.ma162.org, but this is the first time I have written exams for this course so the exams will not look exactly like any other exams you may find this way. Use them at your own discretion.
• (Sept 10th) Today we covered section 2.2 from Tan on the Gauss-Jordan Elimination Method. We saw one full example of the procedure as well as parts of other examples using this method. There are several completely worked out examples in the complete version of the notes below. These examples will help guide you as you work through the homework and practice the Gauss-Jordan method. You must practice this method on your own to fully grasp it. The recitation worksheet for tomorrow can be found below. The Web Assign assignment for section 2.2 is now available as well. It is due next Tuesday at 6pm.
• (Sept 9th) Monday we covered section 2.1 from Tan on systems of two equations with two unknowns. The filled-in slides can be found below. Tomorrow we will cover section 2.2 on solving systems of linear equations with a unique solution. The slides for tomorrow's lecture can now be found below too.
• (Sept 7th) There is now an [Alternate Exam Request Form] if you have a conflict for the evening exams. If you have a conflict you must print, fill out, and return the form above to me. You must do so by next Monday (September 15th) to avoid a 10 point penalty on the exam.
• (Sept 5th) On Wednesday we finished section 1.2 and saw several examples of application problems you may see from section 1.3 of Tan. I did not get to finish the last example, but it is included in the completed notes below. Please make sure to read this example because I will not be covering it in class. This is a supply and demand example where we find the equations of two lines and their point of intersection. The point of intersection represents the market equilibrium, the point where the quantity demanded and the quanitity supplied are equal at the same price. The recommended reading and practice problems for Chapter 1 are now listed below as well. Monday we will begin discussing Chapter 2. If you would like to read ahead you may start reading section 2.1.
• (Aug 27th) On Wednesday we covered the syllabus (linked below), discussed the online homework system Web Assign (again with links below), and took some notes on sections 1.1 and 1.2 of Tan. You can find the notes below.
Syllabi

The main course syllabus is available as a [pdf]. The recitation syllabi for each section are below.

• Section 001 - [pdf]
• Section 002 - [pdf]
• Section 003 - [pdf]
• Section 004 - [pdf]
• Section 005 - [pdf]
• Section 006 - [pdf]
• Section 007 - [pdf]
• Section 008 - [pdf]
Online Homework

The online homework will be done on [Web Assign]. If you need a reminder of how to setup your Web Assign account, here is an instruction guide that walks you through the process [WebAssign Setup Instructions].