Course Coordinator
Paul Barloon (pbarloon@iastate.edu)
Catalog Description
MATH 151. Calculus for Business and Social Sciences.
(21) Cr. 3. F.S.SS. Prereq: Satisfactory performance on placement exam, 2 years of high school algebra, 1 year of high school geometry
Differential calculus, applications to maxmin problems, integral calculus and applications. Will not serve as prerequisite for MATH 265 or MATH 266. Only one of MATH 151, MATH 160, the sequence MATH 165MATH 166, or the sequence MATH 181MATH 182 may be counted towards graduation.
Textbook
Lial/Greenwell/Richey, 10th ed.
Calculus with Applications
bundled with MyMathLab Plus access code
ISBN: 9781269372275
Syllabus
Chapter and Section references are from Calculus with Applications, 10th Edition, by Lial/Greenwell/Richey.
Times are suggested based on a 15week semester of 29 lecture meetings, allowing 4 days for review and exams.
Three evening midterm exams are scheduled during weeks 5, 9, and 13.
The final exam is departmental and is held during finals week.
Chapter & Sections Topics  Time 

Chapter 2 – Nonlinear Functions  3 days 
2.4 Exponential Functions 2.5 Logarithmic Functions 2.6 Applications: Growth and Decay; Mathematics of Finance 

Chapter 3 – The Derivative  4 days 
3.1 Limits 3.2 Continuity 3.3 Rates of Change 3.4 Definition of the Derivative 

Chapter 4 – Calculating the Derivative  5 days 
4.1 Techniques for Finding Derivatives 4.2 Derivatives of Products and Quotients 4.3 The Chain Rule 4.4 Derivatives of Exponential Functions 4.5 Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions 

Chapter 5  Graphs and the Derivative  3 days 
5.1 Increasing and Decreasing Functions 5.2 Relative Extrema 5.3 Higher Derivatives, Concavity, and the Second Derivative Test 

Chapter 6 – Applications of the Derivative  4 days 
6.1 Absolute Extrema 6.2 Applications of Extrema 6.4 Implicit Differentiation 6.5 Related Rates 

Chapter 7 – Integration  5 days 
7.1 Antiderivatives 7.2 Substitution 7.3 Area and the Definite Integral 7.4 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus 7.5 The Area Between Two Curves 

Chapter 8 – Further Techniques and Applications of Integration  1 day 
8.1 Integration by Parts 
Objectives
Nonlinear Functions
The Derivative
Calculating the Derivative
Graphs and the Derivative
Applications of the Derivative
Integration

Old Exams
Fall 2013 Exam 1
Fall 2013 Exam 2
Fall 2013 Exam 3
Fall 2013 Final Exam
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