# Fall 2019 - MATH 154 D100

## Overview

• #### Course Times + Location:

Sep 3 – Dec 2, 2019: Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby

• #### Exam Times + Location:

Dec 9, 2019
Mon, 3:30–6:30 p.m.
Burnaby

• #### Instructor:

Petr Lisonek
plisonek@sfu.ca
1 778 782-3666
• #### 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. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 157 may not take MATH 154 for further credit.

## Description

#### CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Designed for students specializing in the biological and medical sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; elementary functions, optimization and approximation methods, and their applications; mathematical models of biological processes. Quantitative.

#### COURSE DETAILS:

Topics Covered:

• Rational Functions
• Limits
• Rates of Change
• Definition of Derivative
• Basic Differentiation Rules
• Chain Rule
• Linear Approximation
• Curve Sketching
• Optimization
• Related rates and implicit differentiation
• Exponential and logarithmic functions
• Differential equations for exponential growth and decay
• Solving differential equations
• Euler's method and numerical solutions
• Periodic and trigonometric functions
• Applying qualitative analysis to biological models

• Diagnostic Test 0%
• Instructor Questions/Quizzes (10 sets of questions, 9 count) 10%
• Online Questions (13 sets of questions, all count) 10%
• 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.