Fall 2022 - MATH 157 D400

Calculus I for the Social Sciences (3)

Class Number: 4130

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    SRYC 5280, Surrey

  • 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; introduction to functions of several variables with emphasis on partial derivatives and extrema. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 154 may not take MATH 157 for further credit. Quantitative.

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

  • Instructor Questions 10%
  • Online Questions 10%
  • Midterm 1 20%
  • Midterm 2 20%
  • Final Exam 40%

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.

REQUIREMENTS:

This course is delivered in person, on campus, including all exams and workshops.

Should public health guidelines recommend limits on in person gatherings, this course may include virtual meetings. As such, all students are recommended to have access to strong and reliable internet, the ability to scan documents (a phone app is acceptable) and access to a webcam and microphone (embedded in a computer is sufficient). 

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Course Notes: CALCULUS Early Transcendentals - Differential & Multi-Variable Calculus for Social Sciences adapted by Petra Menz and Nicola Mulberry available as a downloadable version from the Canvas MATH 157 course container in full format or section by section. If a student is enrolled in the course, this Canvas MATH 157 course container opens at the start of the term and can be accessed through https://canvas.sfu.ca/. The course notes are now online as well: https://www.sfu.ca/math-coursenotes/Math%20157%20Course%20Notes/frontmatter-1.html

 A Math XL access code for Math 157 must be purchased only through SFU bookstore either in person or online: sfu.collegestoreonline.com > Course Materials > Find eBooks and Access Codes. We have secured the best possible price, which comes with a 3-term access, but it is ONLY available through the SFU bookstore. 

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html