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22M:013 Mathematics for Business     

This is a precalculus course for students who need some algebra review before taking 22M:017 Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business. Topics covered include algebraic techniques, functions and functional models, exponential and logarithmic functions and models, linear programming, examples and applications from management and economic sciences, and an informal introduction to calculus. To be successful in this course the student should be familiar with the material in the Arithmetic Module and the Algebra Module. This course typically has a large lecture format with three hours of lecture by a faculty member and two hours of discussion sections lead by a TA. The prerequisite is 22M:002, or a satisfactory score on the math placement exam, or two years of high school algebra and one year of high school geometry. This course may be used to satisfy the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences quantitative or formal reasoning requirement. Since this course does not cover trigonometry, students planning to take 22M:025 Calculus I or 22M:031 Engineering Mathematics I: Single Variable Calculus who need a review should take 22M:009 Elementary Functions instead of 22M:013 and those planning to take 22M:016 Calculus for the Biological Sciences who need a review should take 22M:015 Mathematics for the Biological Sciences.

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