Mathematics
MATH 145
Calculus for Business and Social Science (40) 4 Cr. Hrs.


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 126 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or minimum placement test score of 23 ACT or 103 CPT (CollegeLevel Math).
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
 145  143128  Calc Business & Social Science   4  Benefiel J  $12.00  14/31/0  Open  T R  02:00PM03:54PM  BTC320 

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