Spring 2022 - MATH 157 D100
Calculus I for the Social Sciences (3)
Class Number: 6492
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Jan 10 – Apr 11, 2022: Mon, Wed, Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 26, 2022
Tue, 3:30–6:30 p.m.
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.
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.
- 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
- Multi-variable calculus: partial differentiation and extrema
- Applying qualitative analysis to business and economics models
- Instructor Questions 10%
- Online Questions 10%
- Midterm 1 20%
- Midterm 2 20%
- Final Exam 40%
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The class will run in-person. However, given the ongoing unpredictability induced by the pandemic, it is prudent to plan for various eventualities. Ensure that you have:
- Access to strong and reliable internet.
- Ability to scan documents for homework/ exams (phone app acceptable)
- Access to webcam and microphone (embedded in computer sufficient)
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
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