Math 1330  Calculus for Life Sciences  Fall 2013 

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Week 1  8/278/30  1.1 Biology and Dynamics 1.2 Variables, Parameters and Functions in Biology 1.3 The Units and Dimensions of Measurements and Functions 

Week 2  9/29/6   Labor day (no class Tues, 9/3) 1.4 Linear Fundctions and Their Graphs 1.5 DiscreteTime Dynamical Systems 

Week 3  9/99/13  1.6 Analysis of Discrete Time Dynamical Systems 1.7 Expressing Solutions with Exponential Functions 1.8 Oscillations and Trigonometry 

Week 4  9/169/20  1.9 A Model of Gas Exchange in the Lung 1.10 An Example of Nonlinear Dynamics 1.11 An Excitable System: The Heart 

Week 5  9/239/27   Review of Chapter 1  Exam 1 2.1 Introduction to Derivatives 

Week 6  9/3010/4  2.2 Limits 2.3 Continuity 2.4 Computing Derivatives: Linear and Quadratic Functions 

Week 7  10/710/11  2.5 Derivatives of Sums, Powers and Polynomials 2.6 Derivatives of Products and Quotients 2.7 The Second Derivative, Curvature, and Acceleration 

Week 8  10/1410/18  2.8 Derivatives of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 2.9 The Chain Rule 2.10 Derivative of Trigonometric Functions 

Week 9  10/2110/25  3.1 Stability and the Derivative  Review of Chapter 2  Exam 2 

Week 10  10/2811/01  3.2 More Complicated Dynamics 3.3 Maximization 3.4 Reasoning about Functions 

Week 11  11/0411/08  3.5 Limits at Infinity 3.6 Leading Behavior and L'Hopital Rule 3.7 Approximating Functions with Lines and Polynomials 

Week 12  11/1111/15  3.8 Newton's Method 3.9 Panting and Deep Breathing  Review of Chapter 3 

Week 13  11/1811/22   Exam 3 4.1 Differential Equations 4.2 Solving PureTime Differential Equations 

Week 14  11/2511/29  4.3 Integration of Special Functions, Integration by Substitution, by Parts and by Partial Fractions  Thanksgiving Break (no classes Thursday or Friday) 

Week 15  12/0212/06  4.4 Integrals and Sums 4.5 Definite and Indefinite Integrals 4.6 Applications of Integrals 

Week 16  12/0912/13  4.7 Improper Integrals  Review of Chapter 4  Review for Final Exam 

12/17  Comprehensive Final Exam Tuesday, December 17 (10:50am1:20pm) 

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