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Math 18 Business Calculus

Section 96623 (MW 12:40pm - 2:45pm Hort 5001)

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 posted in Canvas.

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 bookused in the past, you may find it useful as a supplement.)
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