Mathematics 102, Section 101

Differential Calculus with Applications to Life Sciences

Department of MathematicsUndergraduate Math coursesUniversity of British Columbia

Prerequisites: New prerequisites are in place. These are explained at


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  1. Review of straight lines
  2. Review of Simple Functions
  3. Average velocity, Secant lines, derivatives
  4. The derivative
  5. What the derivative tells us about a function
  6. Optimization
  7. Chain Rule, Related Rates, Implicit Differentiation
  8. Exponential functions and logarithms
  9. Exponential Growth and Decay: Differential Equations
  10. Trigonometric functions
  11. Inverse trigonometric functions
  12. Approximation Methods
  13. More differential equations