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UNIVERSITI UTARA MALAYSIA

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

COURSE CODE : SQQM 1023


COURSE NAME : MANAGERIAL MATHEMATICS
PRE-REQUISITE : NONE

1.0 SYNOPSIS

This course introduces matrices, application of matrices in solving linear system of


equations, linear functions, quadratic functions, exponential functions and logarithmic
functions, limits, derivatives, partial derivatives and integrals of functions and the
applications in business, economics and the social sciences.

2.0 OBJECTIVE

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to


2.1 understand the concepts of matrices, functions and limits of functions.
2.2 understand the concepts and techniques of differentiation and integration of
functions.
2.3 integrate the concepts and techniques in application problems.
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3.0 LEARNING OUTCOME

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to


3.1 define matrices, functions, limits, derivatives and integrals of functions.
3.2 perform computations of matrices, functions, limits, derivatives and integrals
of functions.
3.3 apply the concepts of matrices, functions, derivatives and integrals of
functions in business, economics and the social sciences.

4.0 REFERENCE

Abdul Razak Yaakub (2002). Pengenalan kepada matematik untuk pengurusan


(Edisi Kedua). Sintok: Universiti Utara Malaysia.

Budnick, F.S. (1993). Applied mathematics for business, economics, and the social
science (4th Ed.). New Jersey: McGraw-Hill.

Haeussler, E.F. & Paul S. (2005). Introductory mathematical analysis for business,
economics, and the life and social sciences (9th Ed.). New Jersey: Prentice
Hall.

Kamran Sa'yan & Ku Ruhana Ku Mahamud (2002). Matematik untuk pengurusan,


ekonomi dan sains sosial. Sintok: Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Rahela A. Rahim, Fatinah Zainon & Hawa Ibrahim (2005). Penyelesaian soalan-
soalan dalam matematik untuk pengurusan (Cetakan Awal). Sintok: Universiti
Utara Malaysia.

Rahela A. Rahim, Fatinah Zainon & Hawa Ibrahim (2007). Managerial mathematics
(Authorized Custom Publishing Edition). Petaling Jaya: Prentice Hall.

5.0 CONTENT

NO. TOPIC HOUR


1 1.0 INTRODUCTION TO FUNCTIONS

1.1 Definition and types of function.


1.2 Domain. 2
1.3 Range.

2 2.0 LINEAR FUNCTIONS

2.1 Slope of a line.


3.1 Equations of lines.
2.3 Graph sketching.
2.4 Parallel lines. 4
2.5 Perpendicular lines.
2.6 Intersection point of two lines.
2.7 Applications of linear functions in business and economics.

3 3.0 QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS

3.1 Quadratic equation.


3.2 Graph sketching. 6
3.3 Applications of quadratic functions in business and economics.

4 4.0 EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS

4.1 Rules of exponents and logarithms.


4.2 Applications: Compound amount, compound interest, growth and 3
decay process.

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5 5.0 LIMITS OF FUNCTIONS

5.1 Definition of limits. 3


5.2 Existence and estimation of limits.

6 6.0 DERIVATIVES

6.1 The concept of differentiation and derivatives.


6.2 First principle method. 6
6.3 Rules of differentiation.
6.4 Derivatives of logarithmic and exponential functions.
6.5 Higher-order derivatives.
6.6 Applications: maximum, minimum and inflection points.

6.7 Applications of differentiation in business and economics. 3

7.0 PARTIAL DERIVATIVES


7
7.1 First and second-order partial derivatives.
7.2 Applications: maximum, minimum and saddle points. 3
7.3 Applications: Lagrange multiplier.

8.0 INTEGRALS
8
8.1 Definition of integral and rules of integration.
8.2 Substitution technique. 6
8.3 Definite integral and areas.
8.4 Applications of integration in business and economics.

9 9.0 MATRICES

9.1 Definition and types of matrices.


9.2 Equality of matrices.
9.3 Operations and properties of matrices. 6
9.4 Determinants and inverses.
9.5 Solving systems of linear equations.

TOTAL 42

6.0 TEACHING METHOD

Lectures and discussions/tutorials.

7.0 ASSESSMENT

Course work 60%


Final Examination 40%