Mat 1330 D: Calculus for the life sciences I
Instructor: Aziz Khanchi
E-mail: [email protected]
(Strictly use your UOttawa e-mail, use Mat1330
as subject, and include your name and student number in text).
Homepage: Through virtual campus.
Lectures: (Jan. 7 – April 9) Monday and Wednesday, 17:30 – 19:00, ART033.
Problem sessions: Wednesday 19:00 -20:30, FSS 2005.
Office Hours: Wednesday, 16:00 – 17:00 at office KED B07-B.
Textbook: Calculus for the Life Sciences: Modelling the Dynamics of Life by Frederick
Adler and Miroslav Lovric, with two add-on modules: Linear Algebra and Functions of
Syllabus: Derivatives: product and quotient rules, chain rule, derivative of exponential,
logarithm and basic trigonometric functions, higher derivatives, curve sketching.
Applications of the derivative to life sciences. Discrete dynamical systems: equilibrium
points, stability, cobwebbing. Integrals: indefinite and definite integrals, fundamental
theorem of calculus, antiderivatives, substitution, integration by parts. Applications of the
integral to life sciences.
Rough course content: Sections 1.2 to 6.5.
Evaluation: There will be 2 midterms, 4 assignments and one final exam. Your grad