Aneesh S. Hariharan
Q SCI 291
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.
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
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