Spring 2018 - MATH 155 D200

Calculus II for the Biological Sciences (3)

Class Number: 3055

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    SUR 5280, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 12, 2018
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    SUR 5280, Surrey

    Apr 12, 2018
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    SUR 5240, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

    MATH 150, 151 or 154; or MATH 157 with a grade of at least B.



Designed for students specializing in the biological and medical sciences. Topics include: the integral, partial derivatives, differential equations, linear systems, and their applications; mathematical models of biological processes. Students with credit for MATH 152 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.


Course Outline  

Topics Covered:

  • Areas and volumes
  • The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
  • Definite integral applications
  • Techniques of integration
  • Definite and indefinite integrals
  • Applications of Integration
  • Differential equations
  • Infinite series, improper integrals, and Taylor series
  • Linear algebra and applications
  • Partial derivatives
  • Applying qualitative analysis to biological models


  • Online Assignments 7%
  • Quizzes 8%
  • Midterm 1 15%
  • Midterm 2 15%
  • Final Exam 50%



Course Notes: Integral Calculus with Applications for the Life Sciences by Leah Edelstein-Keshet available as a downloadable version from your Canvas MATH 155 course container in full format or section by section at the start of the term if you are enrolled in the course.

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