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Mathematics

MATH 145


Calculus for Business and Social Science


Course Description

The main topics of this course are differentiation of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions; curve sketching; optimization; constrained optimization; integration; introduction to functions of several variables; and applications.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • MATH 128 or equivalent with grade of 2.0 or better.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Solve a variety of practical problems, including but not limited to, problems of production, growth, decay, and compound interest, using algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions.
  • Compare the concepts of limit and derivative of a function verbally, graphically, numerically or analytically.
  • Compute manually the precise derivatives of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions at selected points.
  • Interpret the meanings of the precise derivatives of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions at selected points.
  • Determine an estimate for the derivative of any smooth function at a selected point via numerical approximation on a calculator.
  • Interpret the meaning of an estimate for the derivative of any smooth function at a selected point via numerical approximation on a calculator.
  • Apply methods of differentiation to solve a variety of practical problems, including but not limited to, problems of optimization.
  • Compare the concepts of limit and integral of a function verbally, graphically, numerically or analytically.
  • Compute manually the precise definite integrals of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions between selected points.
  • Interpret the meanings of the precise definite integrals of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions between selected points.
  • Determine an estimate for the definite integral of any smooth function between selected points via numerical approximation on a calculator.
  • Interpret the meaning of an estimate for the definite integral of any smooth function between selected points via numerical approximation on a calculator.
  • Apply methods of integration to solve a variety of practical problems, including but not limited to, problems of accumulated income.
  • Compute manually the precise partial derivatives of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic function of several variables at selected points.
  • Interpret the meanings of the precise partial derivatives of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions of several variables at selected points.
  • Apply methods of partial differentiation to solve practical problems of constrained optimization.

Course Schedule

  No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/12/2015

 145113042Calc Business & Social Science 4Schwartz R 21/31/0Open
M W 10:00AM-11:54AMBTC165
 145113071Calc Business & Social Science 4Corral M 27/31/0Open
T R 07:00PM-08:54PMBTC215
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