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MATH& 148
Business Calculus


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Quantitative][Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
MATH& 148 is an introduction to calculus as applied to business and economics as well as the behavioral, social, and life sciences. Topics include limits, derivatives, and integrals and their applications. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or higher in MATH& 141, satisfactory placement, or permission of the Mathematics Department. Formerly MATH 121, Survey of Calculus.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Analyze limits graphically, numerically, and analytically and use limits to determine continuity and calculate derivatives.
  • Approximate derivatives numerically and graphically and interpret the derivative as a limit, slope, and rate of change.
  • Determine derivatives of polynomial, rational, root, exponential, and logarithmic functions, and products, quotients, and compositions thereof; find derivatives implicitly when necessary.
  • Demonstrate the relationships between the behaviors and graphs of functions and their limits, first derivatives, and second derivatives.
  • Approximate definite integrals with left, right, and midpoint Riemann sums and interpret the definite integral in relation to the limit of Riemann sums, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, net change, and area under a curve.
  • Evaluate integrals using antiderivatives of polynomial, rational, root, exponential, and logarithmic functions and methods of integration including substitution and integration by parts.
  • Construct models for contextual problems and apply calculus to solve them.
  • Access and use technology as needed.
  • Communicate mathematics using relevant vocabulary and notation.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    MATH& 148
    Spring 2017
    7186
    Christopher Mehl
    MATH& 148
    Winter 2017
    5648
    Jeff Lucas
    MATH& 148
    Spring 2016
    7186
    Christopher Mehl
    MATH& 148
    Winter 2015
    5752
    Jeff Lucas
    MATH& 148
    Spring 2014
    0838
    Gary Owsley


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
    X
    X
     
     
     
    X
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.