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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 1, Rm 117
Faculty: Phelps
Term: Spring 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled day(s) and time(s).
Open Seats: 20
Meets: MW from 12:00PM to 1:50PM
Section: 210
Open Seats: 20
Meets: MW from
12:00PM to 1:50PM
Section: 210
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Phelps
Term: Spring 2022
Format: Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: Webcam required
Open Seats: 5
Meets: MW from 12:00PM to 1:50PM
Section: 211
Open Seats: 5
Meets: MW from
12:00PM to 1:50PM
Section: 211