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22M:015 Mathematics for the Biological Sciences     

This is precalculus course for students who need some algebra/trig review before taking 22M:016 Calculus for the Biological Sciences. Topics covered include relations, functions, coordinate systems, graphing, polynomials, trigonometric functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, discrete mathematics, probability, and examples and applications from the biological sciences. 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 three years of high school mathematics. This course may be used to satisfy the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences quantitative or formal reasoning requirement. 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:015 and those planning to take 22M:017 Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business who need a review should take 22M:013 Mathematics for Business.

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