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Catalog Information


Essentials of Calculus

(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)



Fall, Winter


Math 110


This course gives a brief overview of differential calculus. Topics covered include limits, derivatives, and applications of differentiation to optimization of functions.

Desired Learning Outcomes

  1. Review of Algebra (4 lectures)
  2. * Determine the graph of a line given two points, a point and a slope, the general form of a line, the slope-intercept form of a line
  3. * Determine the slope of a line given two coordinate points, the equation of a line given the slope and a point, equation of a line given two points, and the x- & y-intercept of a line
  4. * Find the secant line of a function on an interval, and use that to understand the average rate of change of a function
  5. * Approximate the tangent line at a point, and use that to understand the instantaneous rate of change of a function
  6. Limits and Derivatives (4 lectures)
  7. * Determine the limit of standard functions, e.g., polynomials, rational functions, exponentials, logarithms
  8. * Determine the limits of more complicated functions composed of simpler functions.
  9. * Define the derivative, take derivatives of polynomials using definition
  10. * Derive the differentiation rules for polynomials, exponentials, logarithms
  11. Product, Quotient, and Chain Rules (2 lectures)
  12. * Derive the product, quotient, and chain rules
  13. * Use the product, quotient, and chain rules to compute complicated derivatives composed of simpler functions
  14. Optimization and Applications (4 lectures)
  15. * State the derivative rules for local extreme
  16. * Use the derivative rules to find the local extrema of a function on an interval. Then find the global maximum (or minimum) of a function on an interval
  17. * Use the derivative to solve problems in business, e.g., maximize profits, minimize costs, etc.
  18. * Use Newton's method for root finding to locate local extrema.


Math 110

Minimal learning outcomes


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Courses for which this course is prerequisite