Oct 06, 2022
MTH 241 - Elementary Calculus 14 Credit(s)
Differential calculus (without Trigonometry) for business and social sciences. Some review of algebraic techniques. Major emphasis is on limits; continuity; derivatives with applications; and exponential and logarithmic functions, their derivatives and applications.
Prerequisite: MTH 111 or equivalent course with a grade of C- or better within the past two years, or placement test.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Find limits for various functions and solve continuity problems.
- Solve rates of change applications.
- Find derivatives of single variable functions by definition and by rules.
- Differentiate logarithmic and exponential functions by rules.
- Solve exponential growth and decay problems, as time permits.
- Employ handwork and/or graphing calculators to graph, differentiate, find increasing and decreasing intervals, find maximums and minimums, concavity, points of inflection, and find intercepts.
- Solve maxima and minima application problems using calculus.
- Solve business problems using geometry and derivatives.
- Solve business applications of elasticity.
- Use implicit differentiation and related rates to solve graphing, geometry and business applications.
- Use graphing calculators to graph functions to check their calculus hand-work
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