Spring 2018 - MATH 157 D200

Calculus I for the Social Sciences (3)

Class Number: 3043

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    SUR 3090, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 18, 2018
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Designed for students specializing in business or the social sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; logarithmic exponential and trigonometric functions and their application to business, economics, optimization and approximation methods; functions of several variables. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 154 may not take MATH 157 for further credit. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

COURSE DETAILS:

Topics Covered:
Function review
Limits and continuity
Average and instantaneous rates of change
The derivative
Differentiation Techniques
Applications of Differentiation
Related rates
Linear approximation and Newton's method
Curve sketching
Optimization
Multi-variable calculus: partial differentiation and extrema
Applying qualitative analysis to business and economics models

Grading

  • Diagnostic Test 5%
  • Instructor Questions 10%
  • Online Questions 5%
  • Midterm 1 15%
  • Midterm 2 15%
  • Final Exam 50%

NOTES:

THE INSTRUCTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE  ANY OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION.  
Students should be aware that they have certain rights to confidentiality concerning the return of course papers and the posting of marks.
Please pay careful attention to the options discussed in class at the beginning of the semester.
Quantitative

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Applied Calculus for the Managerial, Life and Social Sciences  
First Canadian Edition 2nd Reprint (Enhanced)  
Tan, Menz and Ashlock  
Nelson Education
ISBN: 9780176609955

Registrar Notes:

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