Fall 2023 - MATH 157 D400
Calculus I for the Social Sciences (3)
Class Number: 2039
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Mon, Wed, Fri, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Oct 10, 2023: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 9, 2023
Sat, 12:00–3:00 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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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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