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Mathematics (MATH)
202 Fenton, 541-346-4705
College of Arts & Sciences
M - Major, minor, pre-major, or concentration restrictions. If restricted by date, click on CRN to see effective dates; courses with no date are restricted through the registration deadline. Contact the academic department for additional information.
Course Data
  MATH 246   Calc for Biol Sci I >4 4.00 cr.
For students in biological science and related fields. Emphasizes modeling and applications to biology. Differential calculus and applications. Sequence. Students cannot receive credit for more than one of MATH 241, 246, 251.
Grading Options: Optional; see degree guide or catalog for degree requirements
Instructor: Granath EE-mail Office:   324 Fenton Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-5634
Only Open to Majors/Minors: Biology, Marine Biology, Exercise & Movement Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Geological Sciences, General Science, Human Physiology, Marine Biology, Neuroscience, Pre-Marine Biology
See CRN for CommentsPrereqs/Comments: Prereq: MATH 112 or satisfactory placement test score.
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  13958 6 31 1800-1950 mw 205 UNIV Granath E !M
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November 14:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
November 14:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
The course covers content from Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of “Calculus for the Life Sciences”, by Adler.

The course text is a custom edition of “Modeling the Dynamics of Life: Calculus and Probability for the Life Sciences”, 3rd ed, by Adler. Either the custom edition or the national version of the text are sufficient for the course.

MATH 246 discusses techniques and life science applications of differential calculus, along with an introduction to discrete dynamical systems. Topics include limits and continuity, differentiation rules for rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. The dynamical systems content focuses on mathematical modeling and determining stability of equilibria in linear and non-linear systems. Students focus on optimization in life science, using the first and second derivative tests as well as the marginal value theorem.
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