Applied MathematicsAM 15A Case-Study Calculus I

Case-study-based, first-quarter introduction to single-variable calculus, with computing labs/discussion sections featuring contemporary symbolic, numerical, and graphical computing tools. Case studies drawn from biology, environmental sciences, health sciences, and psychology. Includes functions, mathematical modeling, limits, continuity, tangents, velocity, derivatives, the chain rule, implicit differentiation, higher derivatives, exponential and logarithmic functions and their derivatives, differentiating inverse functions, the mean value theorem, concavity, inflection points, function optimization, and curve-sketching. Students cannot receive credit for this course and AM 11A or ECON 11A or MATH 11A or MATH 19A. (Formerly AMS 15A.)


Prerequisite(s): AM 3 or MATH 3 or score of 300 or higher on the mathematics placement examination (MPE) or by permission of instructor.



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