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Fred Siegeltuch

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Calculus for business and social science
Posted: Dec 7, 2000 10:44 AM
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My school (1/2 four year liberal arts with no technical majors and 1/2
culinary) needs a one quarter (40 contact hours) calculus course. Almost
all of our students have a poor math background. The prerequisite will
be a one quarter elementary functions course passed with a "C" or
better. In that course we do the first three chapters of Contemporary
Precalculus through Applications from the North Carolina School of
Science and Mathematics. The emphasis is on curve fitting and modeling.
I've looked at their calculus book and decided I needed something both
easier and more business and social science oriented. I'd like to keep
the modeling perspective if possible. For the precalculus course we used
EXCEL to do the graphs. For the calculus course, I'll introduce some
freeware computer algebra to do the heavy lifting. Any suggestions much

Fred Siegeltuch
Kendall College
Evanston, IL

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