Math 150 is a one-semester course in topics in calculus for students who are non-mathematics majors: business and management as well as social and biological sciences. You will be covering diverse topics such as functions, modeling, limits, rates of change, derivatives, exponential and log functions, summation and integration. As time permits we will work with functions in several variables. We will investigate solutions to differential equations as they apply to business.
This course emphasizes analyzing data in a variety of real world applications. We will use graphing calculators to depict lists of data and suggest matching functions. By course end, you should be able to:
I: apply critical thinking, analytical reasoning and problem solving techniques to model real world contexts in the fields of Business, Economics, Social Sciences and Biology
II: Solve problems using differentiation and integration of single- and multi-variable functions.
III: interpret and communicate mathematical results in a clear and accurate manner and
IV: Analyze the results of modeling real world data and contrast interpolative and extrapolative barriers to their application.
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