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Unformatted text preview: Math 141B Syllabus Spring 2008 Mathematics for the Biological Sciences Instructor: Dr. M. Fabbri, McAllister 409 Website: www.math.psu.edu \ ∼ fabbri Text: Calculus for The Life Sciences Bittinger, Brand and Quintanilla 1st Ed. 2006, Pearson Addison Wesley ISBN 0-321-27935-2 141B Tentative Weekly Lecture Schedule Week Sections Topics 1 5.6, 5.9 integration by parts, improper integrals 2 6.1, 6.2 matrix operations, Leslie matrix, solving linear systems 3 6.3, 6.4 matrix inverses, determinants, eigenvalues/vectors 4 6.4, 6.5 long term growth rates, difference equations 5 7.1, 7.2 functions of several variables, partial derivatives 6 7.3 maximum-minimum problems, Exam I review 7 8.1, 8.2 first order DE, linear first order DE 8 8.2, 8.3 more linear, and separable DE 9 9.1, 9.2 homogeneous and non-homogeneous higher order DE 10 9.3, 9.4 systems of linear differential DE, matrices and trajectories 11 10.1, 10.2 Review Exam II, Intro to probability, trees and Baye’s Rule 12 10.3, 10.4 Biominal RV, Expected Value and Standard Deviation for Discrete RV 13 10.5, 10.6 Continuous RV, Poisson RV 14 10.7 Normal Distribution 15 Final Exam Preparation 1 140B Homework Exercises. Not to be handed in. Updated periodically. Text Section Exercises § 5.6 1-41 (odds) § 5.9 1-41 (odds) § 6.1 1-37 (odds) § 6.2 1-47 (odds) § 6.3 1-21, 27-33 (odds), 43, 45 § 6.4 1-47 (odds) § 6.5 1-37 (odds) § 7.1 1-15 (odds) § 7.2 1-55 (odds) § 7.3 1-19 (odds) § 8.1 1-49 (odds) § 8.2 1-51 (odds) § 8.3 1-17 (odds) § 8.4 1-39 (odds) § 9.1 1-43 (odds) § 9.2 1-33 (odds) § 9.3 1-31 (odds) § 9.4 1-9 (odds) and Ch. 10 to be announced 2 Evaluation: Course Component Weight (Points) Quizzes Wednesdays 100 (best 10 of 14) Midterm 1 Tues Feb 26 100 Midterm 2 Wed April 2 100 (Both 6:30-7:45 PM locations TBA) Comprehensive Final Exam 150 Total 450 Policies: 1. Comprehensive Final Examination...
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