Description: Basic ideas of differential and integral calculus, with emphasis on models and techniques relevant to the life sciences.
A grade of C- or better in MATH115; or permission of department based on 3 ½ years of college preparatory mathematics (including trigonometry) and satisfactory performance on the Mathematics Placement Exam. Credit will only be granted to Math 120, Math 130, Math 136, or Math 140.
Limits and Continuity
Limits of functions
Derivatives and their Applications
Derivatives and their interpretation as rates of change
Derivatives of functions
Implicit differentiation and related rates
Applications of derivatives
Integration and Applications
Estimating the area under a curve and the horizontal axis
Antiderivatives and Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
Methods of integration
Applications of integration
An Introduction to Differential Equations
Separation of Variables
Equilibria and Limited Population Growth
Learning Outcomes: After completing this course, students should be able to demonstrate:
1. An understanding of basic differential and integral calculus concepts and their applications to life sciences including: limit, continuity, differentiation, and integration.
2. A mathematical understanding of biological data, including data collection, visualization/display, and analysis.
3. An understanding of continuous mathematical models of biological systems.