Calculus for Life Sciences

Department: 
MATH
Course Number: 
1555
Hours - Lecture: 
3
Hours - Lab: 
0
Hours - Recitation: 
2
Hours - Total Credit: 
4
Typical Scheduling: 
Every Spring Semester

Overview of integral calculus, multivariable calculus, and differential equations for biological sciences. This course is required for students in School of Biology.

Prerequisites: 

MATH 1550 or MATH 1551 or MATH 1501 or MATH 1503 or MATH 15X1 or MATH 1X51

Course Text: 

On the level of Calculus for Biology and Medicine, by Neuhauser (3d Ed); Pearson, 2010

Topic Outline: 
Topic Text Sections Lectures
Discrete models, sequences and difference equations 2.1 and 2.2 3
L’Hôpital’s rule, antiderivatives 5.5, 5.8 2
Integration and the fundamental theorem of calculus 6.1-6.3 6
Techniques of integration 7.1-7.4 6
Taylor approximations 7.6 2
Differential equations 8.1, 8.2 6
Multivariable calculus 10.1-10.4 9
Systems of differential equations 11.1-11.3 8