Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 1.5 Practicum/Lab hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Mathematics and Statistics
An introduction to mathematical modelling with a focus on applications to the life sciences. Topics include: algebraic functions and their graphs, limits and rates of change, differentiation techniques and applications, exponential and logarithmic functions, integration and the area under a curve, introduction to differential equations. The main feature of this course is the use of structured examples from life sciences to establish a need for mathematical techniques. Necessary mathematical terms and concepts will be developed. The emphasis throughout this course is on applications of mathematics to life sciences with enough theory to support applications. Extensive examples from Biology, Health Sciences, Chemistry and Physics will be used.
Prerequisite(s): Pre-Calculus 30 or MATH 102.3
Note(s): This course is restricted to students majoring in, or intending to major in, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology; Biology; Biomedical Foundations; Biomedical Neuroscience; Cellular, Physiological, and Pharmacological Sciences; Environment & Society; Environmental Biology; Health Studies; Toxicology; or Pharmacy. Students can have credit for only one of MATH 104, MATH 110, MATH 121, MATH 123, MATH 125, MATH 133 or MATH 176.
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