UST/PAD/PDD 501; SUMMER 2001

Professor
Miron Kaufman, Office SI-116, Tel. 687-2436,

Email: m.kaufman@popmail.csuohio.edu

Course
web page: http://www.csuohio.edu/physics/kaufman/ust501.html

Lectures: TU, TH 6PM-10PM, UR-108, CUA
computer lab

Office
Hour: TU, TH 5:00PM-5:45PM, SI-116

The
** goal **of this course is to
prepare the students to apply quantitative reasoning in work-setting
decisions. The 501 course takes a
hands-on approach by using real-life examples to illustrate the use of
quantitative tools from algebra, probability and descriptive statistics in
solving concrete problems. This course helps the students to master the
quantitative tools used routinely in the quantitative methods courses: UST601,
UST602, UST803 and in research. This
course includes computer sessions where the students will be trained to use the
state of the art software MathCAD to solve problems and visualize data.

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__TENTATIVE
SCHEDULE__

¨
TU, 7/3,
class organization: syllabus, assessment quiz, algebra

¨
TH, 7/5,
algebra, __Hw.1 due__, Computer
Lab#1

¨ TU, 7/10,algebra, __Hw.2 due, __Computer Lab#2

¨ TH, 7/12,algebra, __Hw.3 due__, Computer Lab#3

¨ TU, 7/17,algebra, Computer Lab #4

¨ TH, 7/19,algebra, __Hw.4 due__, Computer Lab #5

¨ TU, 7/24,__Exam I__

¨ TH, 7/26,probability, Computer Lab #6

**last day to drop**

¨ TU, 7/31,probability, __Hw.5 due__, Computer Lab #7

¨ TH, 8/2, descriptive statistics, __Hw.6
due__, Computer Lab #8

¨
TU, 8/7,
descriptive statistics, __Hw.7 due__,

Computer worksheets: disk and printouts due

¨
TH, 8/9, __Exam
II__

The course includes eight computer sessions. The grading of the computer work is based on the number of projects successfully completed and on the attendance record. You should save each MathCAD worksheet. A printout of each worksheet will be collected on Tuesday 8/7/2001.

Each
student needs a calculator. No textbook
is required. There are several books in
the library that you may find helpful in learning the material. They are located in the Rhodes Tower, on the
4’th floor under QA154. I will
distribute periodically handouts.

Late
homework will not be accepted but in cases of proven reason. Exam attendance is obligatory. Makeup exam will be given only in cases of
proven emergency. Attendance of classes
is needed for the proper understanding of the material. Class attendance requirements are listed in
the CSU Bulletin.

The
final grade in **PAD/PDD/UST501** is a
weighted average of:

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Homework 20%

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Computer
Projects 20%

*
Exam I 25%

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Exam II 35%__
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