# MATH 131: Applied Calculus I

Course Details
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 118 with a grade C- or higher, or Math Placement Assessment Students who plan to take MATH 263 later should register for MATH 161 instead of MATH 131
Description: An introduction to differential and integral calculus, with an emphasis on applications. This course is intended for students in the life and social sciences, computer science, and business. Topics include: modeling change using functions including exponential and trigonometric functions, the concept of the derivative, computing the derivative, applications of the derivative to business and life, social, and computer sciences, and an introduction to integration. (Students may not receive credit for both MATH 131 and 161 without permission of the department chairperson. MATH 131 is not a substitute for MATH 161.)

Deborah Hughes-Hallett, et al. Applied Calculus, 7th Edition (packaged with WileyPlus). ISBN: 978-1-119-799085.

Chapter 1: Functions and Change
1.1 What is a Function
1.2 Linear Functions
1.3 Average Rate of Change and Relative Change
1.5 Exponential Functions
1.6 The Natural Logarithm
1.7 Exponential Growth and Decay
1.8 New Functions from Old
1.10 Periodic Functions

Chapter 2: Rate of Change: The Derivative
2.1 Instantaneous Rate of Change
2.2 The Derivative Function
2.3 Interpretations of the Derivative
2.4 The Second Derivative

Chapter 3: Shortcuts to Differentiation
3.1 Derivative Formulas for Powers and Polynomials
3.2 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
3.3 The Chain Rule
3.4 The Product and Quotient Rules
3.5 Derivatives of Periodic Functions

Chapter 4: Using the Derivative
4.1 Local Maximum and Minima
4.2 Inflection Points
4.3 Global Maxima and Minima
4.4 Profit, Cost, and Revenue

Chapter 5: Accumulated Change: The Definite Integral
5.1 Distance and Accumulated Change
5.2 The Definite Integral
5.3 The Definite Integral as Area
5.4 Total Change and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
5.6 Average Value

Chapter 6: Antiderivatives and Applications
6.1 Analyzing Antiderivatives Graphically and Numerically
6.2 Antiderivatives and the Indefinite Integral
6.3 Using the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus to Find Definite Integrals

Math 131 Common Final Study Materials

Calculators will be permitted on the exam, however no internet-capable devices will be permitted during the exam. CAS (computer algebra system) calculator features will not be needed on the exam.We provide sample exams and study materials here from previous academic years.

We provide the following pdf files:

## Should you choose Math 161/162 or Math 131/132?

Any questions about placement in calculus or other 100-level courses that remain after reading that section should be directed to John Houlihan, Mathematics Placement Director. Please e-mail him to set up an appointment.

Math 161/162 (Calculus I, Calculus II) is a traditional calculus sequence covering all the basic topics of one-variable calculus. This sequence is a prerequisite for Multivariable Calculus (Math 263) as well as for almost all higher-level math courses. It is required for all students majoring in Chemistry, Engineering Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics. It is highly recommended, although not required, for students majoring in Biology, Computer Science and Economics.

Math 131/132 (Applied Calculus I, Applied Calculus II) is more of a survey sequence covering many of the basic topics in one-variable calculus as well as some topics in multivariable calculus and differential equations. It is a terminal sequence in that it does not satisfy the prerequisites of upper-level mathematics and statistics courses. Students who enjoyed mathematics in high school and earned ACT math scores of 28 and higher or SAT math scores of 660 and higher are encouraged to choose the Math 161/162 sequence.

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