Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: MTH019
Module Title: Calculus for Business
Module Level: Level 0
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Mathematical Sciences
Pre-requisites: N/A
To give students a broad education in calculus, which include the topics usually covered in a course on single-variable calculus;

To give students an appreciation of the application of mathematics to business, finance and social sciences;

To train the students' ability to work independently and to acquire the skill of problem solving.

Learning outcomes 
A To understand all the key concepts of Limit, Continuity, Derivative and Integration for the function of polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions;

B To have a good appreciation of the link between mathematics and business, finance and social sciences;

C To be able to calculate the limits, derivatives and integrations of the polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions.

D To be able to establish simple mathematical models using the idea of differential, integration and first order differential equation.
Method of teaching and learning 
Students will be expected to attend 3 hours of formal lectures and 1 hour of tutorial in a typical week. In lectures, teachers will introduce the academic content and practical skills which are the subject of the module. In the tutorials, the students can practice those skills.

In addition to the formal lectures and tutorials, students are expected to devote the unsupervised time to study the lecture materials and background readings. Online resources will be provided to the students to promote their active learning and self-leaning. Continuous assessment including online home assignments will be used to assess the learning outcomes. Written examinations in the middle and at the end of the semester constitute the major part of the assessment of the academic achievement of students.

Part 1 Preliminaries (review)

1. Basic concepts and graphs of functions

2. Even and odd functions, periodical functions, inverse functions, composite functions

3. Exponential and logarithmic functions

4. Trigonometric functions

Part 2 Limits

5. Concept of limit, finding limits, one-sided limits

6. Limits involving infinity and infinitely small quantities

7. Continuity

Part 3 Derivatives of a single variable functions

8. Definition, notation and geometric interpretation of derivatives

9. Derivatives of products and quotients

10. Derivatives of simple functions

11. The chain rule, higher order derivatives

12. Derivatives of implicit functions

13. Related rates and applications

14. Derivatives of exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions

15. Differential and approximations

Part 4 Applications of Derivatives

16. Maxima and minima

17. Monotonicity and concavity .

18. Local extrema and extrema on open intervals

19. Practical applications

20. Mean value theorem for derivatives

21. Antiderivatives and introduction to differential equations

22. Indeterminate forms and the L’Hospital’s Rule

Part 5 The definite integral

23. Definite integrals

24. The 1st and 2nd fundamental theorems of Calculus.

Part 6 Applications of integrals

25. Areas of plane regions bounded by curves

26. Length of a curve

27. Volumes by slicing and rotation about an axis

Part 7 Techniques of integration and differential equations

28. Integration by substitutions

29. Integration by parts

30. First order differential equation and its application in interest model, logistic model.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 39    13      98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Written Examination 70.00
2 Mid-Term Test 20.00
3 Course Work 10.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 1/26/2020 10:50:33 PM