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College of Social Sciences

Department of Economics

Course Code and Title: Course credits:

GEN1201/ECN1201 3
Semester: Time and Place of the Lecture:
SU1 2014 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
9:45 – 10:45, #2/Valikh.bld. (Group 1)
11:00 – 12:00, #131/Valikh.bld. (Group 2)

Instructor: Kanat Kudaibergenov Office phone:

Office: # 502/Valikhanov bld. Office hours: Mon Wed Fri 12:00 – 13:00
Email: Teaching assistant’s learning support hours:

Course Prerequisites: None

This Course is a Prerequisite for:
1. Relationship of course and program
It is a foundation course that lays out the ground for business and economics curricula, it
develops the skills necessary to succeed in other courses such as Calculus (GEN 2410), Decision
Techniques and Tools (OPM3011), Business Microeconomics (FIN2105), Business
Macroeconomics (FIN2106), etc.

2. Course description
This course covers such important topics as limits, derivatives, graphing and optimization, anti-
derivatives and integrals, basic operations with matrices. Many examples are used to introduce
concepts and to demonstrate problem-solving techniques. Moreover, enough applications are
included to convince that mathematics is really useful in business and social sciences. Most of the
applications are simplified versions of actual real-world problems. There will be several tutorial
sessions that will allow students to solve problems in a setting that will test their understanding
and application of the materials presented in the lectures.

3. Learning objectives
The main objective of this course is to learn the basics of the calculus of single variable functions.
Students will study derivatives, techniques of integration, matrices and determinants. Students will
apply these ideas to a wide range of problems that include curve sketching and optimization,
finding area between curves, solving matrix equations and system of linear equations using matrix
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inversion and determinants. More generally, students will improve their ability to think critically, to
analyze a problem and solve it using a wide array of tools. Upon successful completion of the
course, students should be able to investigate functions, describe behavior of a function in a precise
way using concepts of limit and derivative.

4. Intended learning outcomes

1) The students should know the properties and graphs of basic elementary functions.
2) The students should be able to calculate limits.
3) The students should be able to calculate derivatives.
4) The students should be able to investigate functions using derivatives.
5) The students should be able to calculate integrals.
6) The students should know basic geometric and economic applications of integrals.
7) The students should be able to solve systems of linear equations using matrix inversion and

5. Indicative Assessment scheme (in relation to ILOs)

Midterm 1, ILO 1, 2, 3, 4
Midterm 2, ILO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
Final, ILO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Midterm 1 30%
Midterm 2 30%
Final Exam 40%
Total 100%

Those failing to attend an exam will get 0 for the exam. No make-up assignments, quizzes or
exams will be given.

Students who do not get at least 30 out of 60 points before the final assessment will not be
allowed to sit for the final exam.

6. Grading scale
A+ 90 – 100 C+ 67 – 69
A 85 – 89 C 63 – 66
A- 80 – 84 C- 60 – 62
B+ 77 – 79 D+ 57 – 59
B 73 – 76 D 53 – 56
B- 70 – 72 D- 50 – 52
F < 50

Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time. Although attendance is not included
into the evaluation scheme, it may be taken into consideration in case of poor performance.
Unauthorized talking by students during class is not permitted. Mobile phones and other
electronic devices that could disrupt class must be turned off upon entering the classroom.

No grade of “I” to be given as a result of poor performance. Missed final exam leads to an “I”
only if the proper documentation is presented and approved by KIMEP authorities.

7. Teaching and learning philosophy and methodology

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This course will be taught using the traditional lecture-discussion method, where the major proofs
and important business/economic applications are explained. There will be tutorial sessions that
will allow students to solve problems in a setting that will enhance their understanding and
demonstrate applications of the material presented in the lectures.

8. Indicative course learning activities

Lectures: 45 hours.
Reading time: 40 hours.
Preparing for midterm 1: 20 hours.
Preparing for midterm 2: 20 hours.
Preparing for final exam: 25 hours.
Total: 150 hours.

9. Indicative class schedule

Week # Tentative content References Problems
chapters exercises
Week 1
Introduction. Functions. /1r/:Sec.1-1, /1r/:
May Domain. Graphs. 1-2 , 1-3 p.11-12 Ex. 1-1,
26th - 30th Linear function. Straight p.25-26 Ex. 1-2,
line. Perpendicular and /2r/: Sec.1-1, /2r/: p.50 Ex. 7-14, 39-44, 55-
parallel lines. Intersection 1-2,1-3 64
of two lines. p. 18 Ex. 21 - 42
Examples. Applications. p.32 Ex 9-26, 37-54 p.14 Ex

Quadratic function. /1r/: Sec.2-3, /1r/:

Parabola. Applications. 2-4 p.90-91 Ex. 2-3
Polynomial function. p.102-103 Ex.2-4
Rational function. /2r/: Sec.1-4 /2r/:
Examples. Exponential 2-1,2-2 , p.65 Ex.1-8, 23-28
functions. Examples 2-3 11-18, 25-30
p. 90-91 Ex. 3-14, 33-40
p.106, 53-60, 79-86
p. 119-120 Ex. 51
Week 2
Logarithms. Examples. /1r/: Sec.2-5 ; 10-1 /1r/:
June Limits. Continuity. p.116-117 Ex. 2-5
2nd – 6th Properties of limits. p. 511-513 Ex.10-1
Infinite limits and limits p. 521-524 Ex.10-2
at infinity. p. 535-536 Ex.10-3
/2r/: Sec.3-1, 3-2 /2r/:
p.145 Ex.9-70, 7-10, 15-26

Indeterminate forms. /1r/:Sec.10, 11 /1r/:

Fundamental limits. p. 550-551 Ex 10-4
Examples. The p. 558-559 Ex 10-5
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derivative. Slope of a /2r/: Sec. 3-3 /2r/: p. 174 Ex. 39-40, 47-56
tangent line. Elementary

Week 3
Rules for differentiation. /1r/: Sec.11 , /1r/:
June Derivatives of higher 12-3 p. 601-602 Ex 11-2
9th - 13th order. Calculation p.609-610 Ex. 11-3
derivatives. p.618-619 Ex.11-4
L,Hopital,s rule p/630-631 Ex.11-6
Examples Applications. p. 638-639 Ex.11-7
p. 690 Ex.12-3
/2r/: Sec.3-4, 3-5, 3- /2r/:
6;5-4 , 3-7 p.183 Ex. 25-48, 49-52,
p.192 Ex. 69-76, 1-60,
p.200 Ex. 7-74
First derivative and /1r/: Sec. /1r/:
graphs. Finding intervals 12 -1,12-4 ,12-5, p. 657-661 Ex.12-1
of monotonicity. Critical 12-6 p. 638-639 Ex.11-7
values. Local extrema. p. 701-702 Ex.12-4
First derivative test. p. 711-712 Ex.12-5
Examples. p. 722-724 Ex. 12-6
Midterm 1 /2r/: Sec.4-1 /2r/:
p.239 Ex.19-32, 39-46, 71-82

Week 4
Second derivative and /1r/: Sec.12-2, /1r/:
June graphs. Concavity. 10-3 p. 677-679 Ex.12-2
16th – 20th Inflection points. Second- p. 535-536 Ex 10-3
derivative test for local /2r/: Sec.4-2 /2r/:
maxima and minima p. 25515-20 Ex. 29-42, 55-58
Analyzing graphs.
Asymptotes. Analyzing
graphs. Examples.

Week 5
Antiderivatives. /1r/: Sec.13-1; 13-2 /1r/:
June Indefinite integrals. p. 739-740 Ex.13-1
23rd – 27th Indefinite integral p. 751-752 Ex 13-2
formulas and properties. /2r/: Sec.7-3;6-4;6- /2r/:p.471,7-2
Integration by 5
substitution. Examples.
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Integration by parts. /1r/: Sec. 14-3 /1r/:

Technique of integration. p. 820-821 Ex.14-3
Week 6
Geometric-numeric /1r/:Sec.13-4; 13- /1r/:
June 30th - introduction to the 5;14-1;14-2 p. 772-774 Ex.13-4
July 4th definite integral. p. 784-785 Ex 13-5
Fundamental theorem of p. 801-802 Ex.14-1
Calculus. Examples. p. 813-814 Ex 14-2
Area between two curves. /2r/: Sec.6-4; /2r/: p.471 Ex. 25-42
Midterm 2 6-5 ;7-1; 7-2 p.451 Ex. 1-64
p.455-464 Ex.1-6
Week 7
Algebra of matrices. /1r/:Sec.4-2 /1r/:
July Transpose of a matrix. p.189;4-4 p.220-222 Ex.4-4
7th - 11th
/3a/: Ch.4 pp126- /3a/:Ch.4,
132 Ch.3, pp. 59- p.138-139, Ch.3
67, 80-82 Ch.8, pp. p. 92-95, Ch.8,
285-286 p. 290-291, 293

Determinant. Inverse /1r/: Sec.4-5 /1r/:

matrix. p.234-235 Ex.4-5
/3a/: Ch.1 1-7, /3a/:
Ch.2 pp. 28-37, p.14-18, Ch.1 Ch.2, p.43-49
Ch.8, pp.277-284 Ch.8,
/3a/:Ch.4;p126-132 p. 290-292
Ch.3, pp. 59-67,
80-82 Ch.8, pp. /3a/:
285-286 Ch.4, p.138-139,
Ch.3, p. 92-95,
Ch.8, pp. 290-291, 293
Week 8
Systems of linear /1r/: Sec.4-6 /1r/:
equations. Matrix p.242-243 Ex.4-6
July equations. Cramer’s rule. /3a/: Ch.4 pp126- /3a/:
14th – 16th 132 Ch.3, pp. 59- Ch.4, p.138-139, Ch.3, p. 92-
67, 80-82 Ch.8, pp. 95, Ch.8, p. 290-291, 293

Review. Chapters Review: Review exercises:

Final Preparation. / /
Final exam. 1r/:p.42;119;579;64 1r/:p.43;121;580;642;726;789
0;725;787; ;830;254.
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10. Indicative Instructional resources

Required text books:

/1r/ College Mathematics for Business, Economics, Life science and Social science. Eleventh
Edition, Edition by Raymond A. Barnet, Michael R. Ziegler, Karl E. Byleen. Published by
Prentice House. ISBN-10: 0-13-235574-4. This textbook is available in the library.

/2r/ Calculus for Business, Economics, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences, 10th Edition by
Raymond A. Barnet, Michael R. Ziegler, Karl E. Byleen. Published by Prentice House. ISBN-
10: 0131432613. This textbook is available in the library.

Additional text books:

/1a/ Lipschuts S. Schaum’s Outline of Theory and Problems of Linear Algebra (on L-drive).
/2a/ Instructor’s Handouts, Lecture Outlines, Formula sheets, Exercises, Solutions and/or
other teaching materials on L-Drive, under Instructor’s name.
/3a/ Stewart J. Calculus (on L-drive).