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Math 18 Business Calculus

Section 94088 (MW 9:30am - 11:35am Hort 5001)

Section 94089 (TTh 11:10am - 1:15pm Hort 5005)

Course Information

4 units; 4 hours Lecture

Prerequisites: MATH 152 or equivalent.
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.

Provides an intuitive introduction to differential and integral calculus for functions of one variable and an introduction to functions of several variables including partial differentiation and maxima/minima problems.

Handouts are also posted in Canvas. Log in to Canvas here.

Written Homework 1

Homework 1 Answers (corrected 9/23)

Homework 2 Part 1 Answers (corrected 10/5)

Homework 2 Part 2 Answers (re-corrected 10/17)

Homework 2 Part 3 Answers

Homework 2 Part 3 Answers (2.9 rewritten 10/18)

Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Examine derivatives as the study of average and instantaneous rates of change.
2. Examine integrals as the study of accumulated change.
3. Evaluate derivatives and integrals by choosing appropriate algebraic and numeric methods.
4. Solve multivariable max/min problems using partial differentiation.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC with limitations.

Course Materials

  • Textbook: NEW! I am using an open source text - free online and just $10 for a print copy! Applied Calculus, by Lippman, Hoffman, and Calaway.

  • (If you have a copy of the Hughes-Hallett book I used last semester, you may find it useful as a supplement.)
  • Scientific Calculator

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