Course outline

All sections of Math 104 and Math 184 cover the topics listed below. Schedule is subject to change depending on student needs.

Week Date Topic Sections Workshop Notes
Week 1 Sep 7 - 9 Introduction: A standard business problem from managerial economics. Compound Interest. Class Notes No workshop this week.
Week 2 Sep 12 - 16 Compound Interest. Limits. Notes. 1.1, 1.3 - 1.4 Logarithms, exponents, and inverse functions
Week 3 Sep 19 - 23 Continuity. Intermediate Value Theorem. A first look at derivatives. 1.4, 1.5 & 2.1 Limits, A business problem.
Week 4 Sep 26 - 30 A first look at derivatives. The Derivative. Rules of Differentiation. 2.2 - 2.4 Continuity and the derivative
Week 5 Oct 3 - 7 Chain Rule. Implicit Differentiation. Logarithmic Differentiation. 2.5 - 2.6 Derivative rules
Week 6 Oct 11 - 14 Related Rates. Inverse (Trigonometric) Functions. 4.2, 2.6 - 2.7 Midterm review No Class on Monday Oct. 10. Thanksgiving Day.
Midterm I Oct 13 - 6:45p-7:45p
Covers weeks 1 - 5.
Week 7 Oct 17 - 21 Rates of change - velocity, acceleration, and marginal cost. 2.2 & Lecture Notes Related rates
Week 8 Oct 24 - 28 Elasticity of Demand. Maxima and Minima. Closed Interval Method. Lecture Notes & 3.1 Marginal cost, elasticity
Week 9 Oct 31 - Nov 4 Information in the first and second derivatives. Curve sketching. 3.3 - 3.5 Extrema
Week 10 Nov 7 - 10 Asymptotes & Curve Sketching. 1.6, 3.5 Curve Sketching No Class on Friday Nov 11 - Remembrance Day.
Week 11 Nov 14 - 18 Optimization (word) problems 4.3 & Notes No Workshop this week. Midterm II Nov 17 - 6:45p-7:45p
Covers weeks 6 - 10.
Week 12 Nov 21 - 25 Linear Approximation; Approximating functions with polynomials. 4.4 & 8.7 Optimization
Week 13 Nov 28 - Dec 2 Taylor Polynomials. Exam Review. 8.7 Taylor polynomials