Catalogue 2012 - 2013

MATH 123 Calculus I for Management, Life, and Social Sciences


3 cr.


Three years of high school mathematics including two years of algebra.

Course Description

This is a study of functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, and applications of the derivative. Among the business related applied topics are supply and demand functions; marginal revenue, cost, and profit; and elasticity of demand; and inventory control. Other applied topics include looking at population trends, velocities and accelerations, depreciation of resources, and rates of change of medication in the blood stream. General applications include rates of change, curve sketching, and maximizing and minimizing functions. Credit for both this course and MATH 133 is not permissible. TI-83/84 calculator is required.


This course is a prerequisite.




fall and spring semesters.