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MATH 203: Calculus for Business and the Social Sciences

Course Description

MATH 203 covers the mathematics of finance - annuities, perpetuities, present value, derivatives, integrals, graphical analysis, and mathematical models as applied to business. MATH 203 also covers applications of the derivative to curve sketching and the solutions of optimization problems, and involves the algebra and geometry of linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions, including functions of more than one variable.

Upon successful completion of MATH 203, the student should be able to:

  • Apply the concepts of function, limits, and continuity to business and financial problems.
  • Compute the derivatives and integrals of power functions, exponential, logarithmic functions and any combination of these functions.
  • Apply the derivative to problems involving slopes, tangent lines, rates of changes, and optimization.
  • Apply the concepts of limits and derivatives to graphing.
  • Apply the derivative and integral in solving applied problems by using more than one variable.

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