Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I
This course examines the study of calculus using numerical, graphical, and analytical methods to analyze calculus problems encountered in real-world applications in business, natural/life sciences, and social sciences. Topics include limits, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, curve sketching, optimization, and areas under and between curves and partial derivatives and optimization of multivariable functions. This is the first course in a sequence of mathematics courses for students intending to major in business, economics, or natural and social sciences.
The following problems illustrate concepts that a student entering Math 121 should already be familiar with. Read through each of the problems and then decide if this level seems appropriate for you. Note: All problems are intended to be done without any resources, except for pencil and paper.
Click the statement below that best represents your readiness for this class.
- I feel that this course will be appropriate for me.
- I am familiar with many of these questions. I'd like to look at questions for the next course, Math 122.
- I do not recognize many of these questions. I'd like to look at questions for the previous course, Math 116.
- I'm not sure. I'd like to see the answers to these questions.