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Aneesh S. Hariharan
Q SCI 291
Seattle Campus

Analysis for Biologists I

Introduction to differential calculus, emphasizing development of basic skills. Examples promote understanding of mathematics and applications to modeling and solving biological problems. Topics include optimization and curve analysis. Prerequisite: either MATH 120, Q SCI 190, a minimum score of 2 on advanced placement test, or a score of 153-163 on MPT-AS placement test. Not available for credit to students who have completed MATH 124 with a 2.0 or higher. Offered: AWS.

Class description

This course is expected to cover functions, sequences and series, limits, derivatives and applied biological/ecological models including (but not limited to) the exponential growth, exponential decay, von-Bertallanfy, logistic and monod growth/Michelis Menten. Applications include optimization max/min, monotonicity and L'Hospitals rule.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Please review the pre-cal/algebra skills you have learnt; such as adding fractions, logarithm rules and laws, exponential laws, simplification of fractions and trig identities.

Class assignments and grading

40% quizzes 20% midterm 20% homework 20% final project


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Aneesh S. Hariharan
Date: 07/15/2012