Yuba Community College District
Yuba College Course Outline
Course Information
Course Number:
MATH 9
Full Course Title:
Calculus for Business, Social and Life Sciences
Short Title:
Calc for Bus/Soc Sci
Effective Term:
Fall 2013
Course Standards
Lecture Hours:
72.000
Total Units:
4.000
Total Hours:
72.00
Repeatable:
No
Grading Method:
Letter Grade Only
Minimum Qualifications
 Mathematics (Masters Required)
Course Description
Topics of calculus including differentiation, integration, graphs, limits, and rates. Applications from economics, business, life science, and behavioral science. Not open for credit to students with credit in Math 1A.Conditions of Enrollment
Completion with a C or better in: MATH 52 or MATH 52B or. Other: (Placement Exam Score)Prerequisite
a satisfactory score on the mathematics placement test.
Advisories

Language  recommended eligibility for English 1A

Mathematics  recommended eligibility for Math 52
Content
Course Lecture Content
A. Functions and their graphs, including exponential and logarithmic functions
B.Limits and intuitive limit definition of derivative
C. Increments, tangent lines and rate of change
D. Rules of differentiation including sum, product, quotient and the chain rule
E. Implicit differentiation
F. Applications of differentiation such as marginal analysis, optimization and curve sketching
G. Antiderivatives, indefinite and definite integrals
H. Multiple techniques of integration including substitution
I. Area between curves
J. Approximating definite integral as a sum
K Applications of integration in business and economics
Objectives

Find the derivatives of polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions.

Find the derivatives of functions involving constants, sums, differences, products, quotients and the chain rule.

Sketch the graph of functions using horizontal and vertical asymptotes, intercepts and first and second derivatives to determine intervals where the function is increasing and decreasing, maximum and minimum values, intervals of concavity and points of inflection.
**Requires Critical Thinking**

Analyze the marginal cost, profit and revenue when given the appropriate function.
**Requires Critical Thinking**

Determine maxima and minima in optimization problems using the derivative.

Use derivatives to find rates of change and tangent lines.

Use calculus to analyze revenue, cost and profit.
**Requires Critical Thinking**

Find definite and indefinite integrals by using the general integral formulas, integration by substitution and other integration techniques.

Use integration in business and economics applications.
**Requires Critical Thinking**

Solve the differential equation with application including growth and decay.
**Requires Critical Thinking**

Compute partial derivatives. Use Lagrange multipliers in simple constrained optimization problems. (optional)
Student Learning Outcomes
 Compute derivatives for polynomial functions.
Methods of Instruction

Lecture/Discussion

OtherMay include small group work
Assignments
Hours per week on assignments outside of the class:
Reading Assignments
Methods of Evaluation
 Exams
 Homework
 Problem Solving Exercises
 Quizzes
Course Materials
Textbooks:

Barnett, Ziegler, and Byleen. Calculus for Business, Economics, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences, Twelfth ed. Prentice Hall, 2011, ISBN: 9780321613998Equivalent text is acceptable
Other:
 Calculator, graphing optional Example: TI 30x or TI 83 plus