Applied Calculus ICourse ID: MATH 131 Applied Calculus I
School:Arts and Sciences, College of
Program: Mathematics & Statistics
Credit Hours: 3
Course DescriptionAn 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 will obtain an understanding of calculus and methods for applying calculus (especially differential calculus), including modeling/analyzing processes (such as population growth and cooling), interpreting the derivative (numerical, graphical, and algebraic), and optimization (such as finding the time and level for a peak drug concentration).
Prerequisite/sMath Placement Test or Math 118
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