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MAT 2240 Calculus for the Life Sciences

This course uses calculus as a tool for modeling applications in the life sciences. Limits, derivatives, integrals, and differential equations are introduced and applied in this context. Emphasis is placed on qualitative analysis and interpretation.

Prerequisites: MAT 1470

Course Outcomes
  • Determine an appropriate function to model a data set.
  • Compute the values of limits, derivatives and integrals.
  • Construct a set of differential equations and initial conditions to model a biological system, and use a direction field to determine the qualitative properties of the solution.
Credit Hours: 4
  • Classroom: 4 hours
  • Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
  • Department: Mathematics
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: No
Available Sections
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 6, Rm 326
Faculty: Phelps
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Open Seats: 21
Meets: TTH from 12:00PM to 1:50PM
Section: 310
Open Seats: 21
Meets: TTH from
12:00PM to 1:50PM
Section: 310
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Phelps
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule, while adhering to weekly deadlines. No scheduled meeting times. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: Webcam required
Course Fee: $30.00
Open Seats: 27
Section: 500
Open Seats: 27
Section: 500