MAC2233: Calculus for Business, Social and Life Sciences


If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
Max Plank

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
Albert Einstein



MAC2233: Calculus for Business, Social and Life Sciences

This is a general education course which includes the college-level skills of calculus such as: functions, graphs, limits, differentiation, integration, average and instantaneous rates of change and other applications. Recommendation of the Mathematics Department or at least a grade of C in the prerequisite course is required.

MAC2233: Activities

Fall 2019, Broward College

8/20     
Introduction to the course.
1.1 Functions. Practice 01.
Notes, Business math.

8/22      
1.2 Elementary Functions: Graphs and Transformations.
Practice 02.
HW_Questions.

8/27       
1.4 Polynomial and Rational Functions.
Practice 03.

8/29       
1.5 Exponential Functions; 1.6 Logarithmic Functions.
Practice 04.

9/03 
      
No Class: Hurricane Dorian  

9/05       
Review 01

9/10       
Test 1


9/12       
2.1 Introduction to Limits; 2.2 Infinite Limits and Limits and Infinity 2.3 Continuity.
Practice05

9/17 
      
2.4 The Derivative; 2.5 Basic Differentiation Properties;
2.7 Marginal Analysis in Business and Economics.
Practice06
Marginal Analysis Notes

9/19       
Review 2

9/24       
Test 2


9/26       
3.1 The Constant e and Continuous Compound Interest;
3.2 Derivatives of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Practice07

10/1
       
3.3 Derivatives of Products and Quotients
Practice08

10/3       
3.4 The Chain Rule
Practice09

10/8       
3.7 Elasticity of Demand

10/10     
Review 3

10/15     
Test 3


10/17     
4.1 First Derivative and Graphs;4.2 Second Derivative and Graphs

10/22     
4.4 Curve Sketching

10/24     
4.5 Absolute Maxima and Minima

10/29     
4.6 Optimization

10/31     
Review

11/05     
Test 4


11/07     
5.1 Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integrals

11/12     
5.2 Integration by Substitution

11/14     
5.3 Differential Equations: Growth & Decay

11/19     
5.4 The Definite Integral

11/21     
5.5 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; 6.1 Areas between Curves

11/26     
6.2 Applications in Business and Economics

12/3       
Final Exam Review 1

12/5       
Final Exam Review 2

12/10     
Final Exam
 


 

 

Syllabus_MAC2233: TR, 5:00pm-06:15 pm
Bldg 70, Room 107, South Campus

Office Hours: Building 69, room 237
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Thurs.

MyMathLab Homework:
Student_Registration_Handout

Academic dates, Broward College.

ppt
PPTs from dropbox, zip folder

Millersville University:final-review sheets & solutions for Basic Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus 1, 2 & 3 .

JUST THE MATHS: From Algebra to differential equations: Teaching Units.Table of content. By A. J. Hobson.

MATHISPOWER4U tutorials: Algebra, Calculus I, II, III, differentail eq, set theory, logic, etc.

Professor Bartlett:
Arithmetic, Population and Energy

"The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function."

Grove City College Business Calc webpage (Grove City, Pennsylvania): online book, examples, videos, etc.

List of derivatives rules (except for trig functions, we study all others in Business Calc).
From UCDavis.



(...) marginal analysis focuses on examining the results of small changes as the effects cascade across the business as a whole. Marginal analysis is an examination of the associated costs and potential benefits of specific business activities or financial decisions.
Source: Investopedia.

Marginal Analysis Notes


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