Applied Calculus I to Commerce

This course is intended to give a broad overview of calculus and is taken primarily by students majoring in Commerce and Business Administration. It includes differentiation and integration of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions and applications to business and economics. The course should include functions of several variables, partial derivatives (including applications), Lagrange Multipliers, L'Hopital's Rule, and multiple integration (including applications).

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Course Number: AC-1C

Level: Beginner

Course Features :

Lecture Notes, and Problem Solving Sessions

Course Description :

This version of Calculus I is intended for Commerce students. As well as introducing the student to the techniques of Calculus, this course will also illustrate the power of Calculus in solving certain optimization problems in business, economics, and the physical sciences.

Pre-requisites :

Good standing in High School Mathematics Functions

Mathematics Standards 1, 2

Course Recommended Text :

Applied Calculus for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences, 8th Edition, by S.T. Tan, Brooks/Cole Publishers.

Grading Policy :

A student's grade shall be the greater* of:

A> Term work for 50% and Final Exam for 50%


B> Final Exam for 100%

*To qualify for B>, the learners must have obtained at least 50% of the term marks. Term marks are based on a minimum of 4 1/2 hours of tests or quizzes.

Major Topic :

  1. Pre-Calculus Reviews

  2. Limit and Continuity

  3. Differentiation

  4. Application of the Derivatives

  5. Exponential and Logarithmic Function

  6. Trigonometric Functions

  7. Antiderivatives

Exam :

The Final Examination will be a supervised, comprehensive examination held during the formal examination period.

Calculators: a scientific calculator without text storage or graphing capabilities are required for class tests, quizzes, and the final examination. Programmable calculators are not allowed for class tests or the final exam.

References :

  • Calculus with Applications, by Lial, Greenwell, Ritchey 9th Edition, Addison Wesley.

  • Brief Calculus: An Applied Approach, 8th Edition, Ron Larson and Bruce Edwards, Houghton Mifflin

Notes :

Cheating includes any dishonest or deceptive practice relative to the Final Exam, in-class tests, or quizzes. Such cheating may be detected during or after the evaluation exercise by the instructor. Cheating includes, but is not limited to:

(a) copying or attempting to copy another's work.

(b) obtaining or attempting to obtain unauthorized assistance of any kind.

(c) providing or attempting to provide unauthorized assistance of any kind.

(d) using or possessing any unauthorized material or instruments for information storage and retrieval devices.

(e) taking an examination, test, or quiz for someone else.

(f) having someone take an examination, test, or quiz in one's place.