# Fall 2020 - MATH 154 D200

## Overview

• #### Course Times + Location:

Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

• #### Exam Times + Location:

Dec 17, 2020
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

• #### 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:

This course will be delivered online. You are expected to have access to a reliable internet connection. You will need a computer from which you can download course materials and activities and watch live and/or recorded lectures and participate in live tutorials or workshops.

You will need a camera to take photographs of your work. A phone is acceptable.

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

#### Course Delivery

• Lecture: synchronous- lectures will be held at fixed times, on-line
• Midterm(s): synchronous; date: TBA
•  Final exam: synchronous; date: TBA

• 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.

## Materials

#### MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required:

• Ability to scan documents (phone app acceptable)

Course Notes: Differential Calculus for the Life Sciences by Leah Edelstein-Keshet available as a downloadable version from the Canvas MATH 154 course container in full format or section by section. If a student is enrolled in the course, this Canvas MATH 154 course container opens at the start of the term and can be accessed through https://canvas.sfu.ca/.