# MAT 171 Survey of Calculus for Management and Life Sciences

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### Course Description

Functions, linear equations, the derivative and its applications, the integral and its applications, and partial derivatives.

MAT 171 meets for four hours of lecture per week.

Note. Students who have credit in MAT 191 (Calculus I) or its equivalent, or who have credit in a course for which Calculus I is a prerequisite, will not receive credit for MAT 271.

### Prerequisites

Fulfillment of ELM requirement.

### Objectives

After completing MAT 171 the student will be able to

• Demonsttrate understanding of and work with linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions and use them in applied problems.
• Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of derivatives and compute the derivative of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions o one variable.
• Use derivatives to solve problems of marginal analysis, population biology, optimization, related rates and elasticity of demand.
• Demonstarte understanding of the meanings of infinite and definite integrals fundamental theorem of calculus, use integrals to solve applied problems.
• Demonstrate understanding of functions of several variables and their graphs, compute partial derivatives
• Use partial derivatives to solve optimization problems

### Expected outcomes

Students should be able to demonstrate through written assignments, tests, and/or oral presentations, that they have achieved the objectives of MAT 171.

### Method of Evaluating Outcomes

Evaluations are based on homework, class participation, short tests and scheduled examinations covering students' understanding of topics covered in MAT 171.

### Text

Calculus for the Management, Life, and Social Sciences (5th ed.), by Soo T. Tan.

#### Course Outline

MAT 171 covers material from the following chapters in the text.

• 1. Preliminaries
• 2. Functions, Limits, and the Derivative
• 3. Differentiation
• 4. Applications of the Derivative
• 5. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
• 6. Integration
• 7. Additional Topics in Integration
• 8. Calculus of Several Variables
• 9. Tables. Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises. Index.

Students' grades are based on homework, class participation, short tests, and scheduled examinations covering students' understanding of the topics covered in MAT 171. The instructor determines the relative weights of these factors.

### Attendance Requirements

Attendance policy is set by the instructor.

### Policy on Due Dates and Make-Up Work

Due dates and policy regarding make-up work are set by the instructor.

### Schedule of Examinations

The instructor sets all test dates except the date of the final exam. The final exam is given at the date and time announced in the Schedule of Classes.