MATH 1106

MATH 1106

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

The goal of this course is to give students a strong basis in some quantitative skills needed in the life and social sciences. There will be an emphasis on modeling, using fundamental concepts from calculus developed in the course, including: derivatives, integrals, and introductory differential equations. Examples from the life sciences are used throughout the course. To give a concrete example, we will study predator-prey populations. We will write down mathematical models that describe the evolution of these populations, analyze both quantitative and qualitative properties to make predictions about the future of these populations, and discuss the assumptions and limitations of the models. Note that while we will cover the topics of derivatives and integrals, this course has a different, much more applied, focus from courses such as  MATH 1110 - Calculus I or a typical high school calculus course.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: three years of high school mathematics (including trigonometry and logarithms) or a precalculus course (e.g., MATH 1101). No prior knowledge of calculus is required.
Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will not receive credit for both MATH 1106 and MATH 1110. For guidance in selecting an appropriate course, please consult First Steps in Math.

Distribution Category (MQR-AS)

Comments Students who plan to take more than one semester of calculus should take MATH 1110 rather than MATH 1106.

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Syllabi: 2 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5359MATH 1106  LEC 001

  •  7913MATH 1106  LEC 002

  •  5360MATH 1106  DIS 201

  •  5361MATH 1106  DIS 202

  •  5362MATH 1106  DIS 203

  •  5363MATH 1106  DIS 204

  •  6867MATH 1106  DIS 205

  •  6868MATH 1106  DIS 206

  •  7914MATH 1106  DIS 207

  •  7915MATH 1106  DIS 208