# Catalog Description: Course Outline for Mathematics 15 APPLIED CALCULUS I • ```Chabot College
Fall 2009
Course Outline for Mathematics 15
APPLIED CALCULUS I
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Catalog Description:
MTH 15 - Applied Calculus I
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Units
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3.00 units
Differential calculus of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions;
introduction to integral calculus. Applications in business, economics and the
life and social sciences.
Prerequisite: MTH 31 (completed with a grade of &quot;C&quot; or higher) or , MTH 20
(completed with a grade of &quot;C&quot; or higher) or an appropriate skill level
demonstrated through the Mathematics Assessment process.
Units
(Max)
Contact Hours
Week
(Min)
3.00
Lecture
Laboratory
Clinical
Total
3.00
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Week
(Max)
Term
(Min)
Term
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3.00
3.00
3.00
0.00
0.00
3.00
3.00
1.00
0.00
4.00
52.50
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0.00
52.50
52.50
17.50
0.00
70.00
Prerequisite Skills:
None
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Expected Outcomes for Students:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be
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graph polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions;
find limits numerically, graphically, and using limit properties;
determine intervals of continuity graphically and using continuity
properties;
differentiate using the definition of the derivative;
differentiate using the rules of differentiation including the chain rule;
find equations of tangent lines;
find marginal cost, marginal revenue and marginal profit;
find all maxima, minima and points of inflection;
solve applied optimization problems;
differentiate implicitly;
solve related rate problems;
find antiderivatives using basic rules of integration and substitution;
evaluate definite integrals using the Fundamental Theorem of
Calculus;
find total change given rate of change.
Course Content:
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Functions
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Methods of Presentation
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A. Linear functions and equations of lines
C. Polynomial functions
D. Rational functions
E. Exponential and logarithmic functions
Limits
A. Definition
B. One-sided
C. Infinite
Continuity
A. Definition at a point and over an interval
B. Properties of continuity
C. Discontinuity
D. One-sided
Derivative
A. Definition
B. Geometric interpretation
C. Rules of differentiation, including chain rule
D. Second derivatives
E. Implicit differentiation
Application of the derivative
A. Maximum-minimum problems
B. Curve sketching
C. Related rates
D. Marginal analysis
Integration
A. Antiderivatives
B. Substitution
C. Riemann sums and the definite integral
D. The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
E. Applications
Lecture/Discussion
Problem Solving
Assignments and Methods of Evaluating
Student Progress
1. Typical Assignments
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A company manufactures and sells x television sets per
month. The monthly cost and price-demand equations are
C(x) = 72,000 +60x, p= 200 + x/30, 0 &lt; x &lt; 6,000 1) Find
the maximum revenue. 2) Find the maximum profit, the
production level that will realize the maximum profit, and the
price the company should charge for each television set.
An apple orchard has an average yield of 36 bushels of
apples/tree if tree density is 22 trees/acre. For each unit
increase in tree density, the yield decreases by 2 bushels.
How many trees should be planted in order to maximize the
yield?
It is estimated that a newly discovered oil field will produce
oil at the rate of r(t)= ? thousand barrels/year, t years after
production begins. Find the amount of oil that the field can
be expected to yield during the first 5 years of production.
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Homework
Quizzes
Exams/Tests
Final Examination
Textbook (Typical):
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Tan, Soo (2008). Applied Calculus Brooks Cole.
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Special Student Materials
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Scientific or graphing calculator
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