Houston Community College System
Southwest College
Department of Mathematics
Course Syllabus
I. Course Number and Title
Math 1325 : Elements of Calculus with Applications
II. Instructor
Mohammad Saberi
Phone: 7137187770
Email
:
[email protected]
(Use email to contact)
Office Hours:
Friday by Appointment
III. Textbook
Mathematics with Applications
; 9th ed.; Lial, Margaret L., Thomas W. Hungerford;
Addison
Wesley; 2007
IV.
Course Description
The intent of this course is to provide the student certain manipulative skills with limits,
derivatives, integrals in so far as they apply to concrete but elementary problems in the social and
natural sciences. Mathematical rigor will be kept to a minimum.
V.
Course Prerequisites
Before enrolling in this course, the student must have completed MATH 1314
(College Algebra), or the equivalent, successfully (with a grade of C or
better).
VI.
Course Objectives
: At the completion of this course, a student should be able to:
1.
Find the limit of a function as x approaches a.
2.
Find the average and instantaneous rate of change.
3.
Use a limit to find the derivative of a function.
4.
Use the quotient rule to find the derivative of a function.
5.
Use the power rule to find the derivative of a function.
6.
Find the derivative of exponential and logarithmic functions.
7.
Tell if a function is continuous at given values of x.
8.
Find the absolute extrema of a given function.
9.
Use the second derivative to find all relative extrema for a function.
10.
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