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Edmonds Community College    
  Dec 15, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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MATH& 148 - Business Calculus

5.0 Credits
Introduction to differential and integral calculus. For students in business or other programs requiring a brief course in calculus; not for math or science majors. Graphing calculator required.
Prerequisite MATH 140 or MATH& 141 or equivalent with a minimum grade of 2.0.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Find slope, average rate of change, and instantaneous rate of change from a graph, equation, or data.
  2. Estimate and calculate slopes of secant and tangent lines.
  3. Estimate and interpret rates of change.
  4. Find the derivative from a numerical, graphical, and algebraic viewpoint.
  5. Apply derivative rules to find rate-of-change formulas.
  6. Find and graph derivative functions.
  7. Apply derivative formulas to solve business application problems.
  8. Find extreme points and solve optimization problems.
  9. Find and interpret inflection points.
  10. Approximate area and accumulated change by using sums of rectangles.
  11. Find and interpret general and specific antiderivatives.
  12. Use numerical and graphical approaches to estimate definite integrals.
  13. Use the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus to compute definite integrals.
  14. Solve business application problems using integration.

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