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Business Calculus Spring

Math 150 is a one semester course in calculus for students who plan to  major in business, management, or social and biological sciences.  You will be covering such diverse topics as functions, modeling, limits, rates of change, derivatives, exponential and log functions, integration and differential equations.  As time permits, we will work with functions of several variables.  We will investigate the solutions to differential equations as they apply to business and medicine.

This course emphasizes analyzing data in a variety of real world applications.  You will use graphing calculators to depict lists of data, suggest matching functions and chart their progress.  By the end of the course you should be able to:

1. apply critical thinking, analytical reasoning and problem solving techniques to model real world data in the fields of business, economics, social sciences and biology.

2. solve problems using differentiation and integration of single and multi-variable functions.

3. Interpret and communicate mathematical results in a clear and accurate manner, and

4. analyze the results of modeling real world data and contrast interpolative and extrapolative barriers to their application.

If you need a copy of the course outline, click on this link: Course Outline

If you want to see the list of collected and graded assignments, click on this link: Class Assignments

If you want to see your standings in the class up to this point, click on this link: Class Standings

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