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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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MATH& 148 - Business Calculus

Credits: 5
Study of differential and integral calculus of polynomial, logarithmic and exponential functions. Many problems and examples are drawn from the fields of business, economics, and social science. Graphing calculator required.

Enrollment Requirement: MATH& 141  or MATH 147  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or appropriate math placement.

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science and Quantitative Skills
Course Fee: $2.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Calculate the average and instantaneous rates of change.
  2. Apply and interpret the limit definition of the derivative.
  3. Apply rules for differentiation.
  4. Solve related rates problems.
  5. Apply the first and second derivative tests and interpret their graphical implications.
  6. Set up and solve optimization problems.
  7. Find antiderivatives of polynomials and exponential functions.
  8. Use Riemann sums to estimate the definite integral.
  9. State and apply the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
  10. Apply integration to problems in business and economics.
  11. Calculate partial derivatives.

Program Outcomes
  1. Recognize which quantitative or symbolic reasoning methods are appropriate for solving a given problem.

  2. Correctly implement the quantitative or symbolic reasoning methods that are appropriate for solving a given problem.

  3. Translate data into various formats such as symbolic language, equations, graphs, and formulas.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.

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