MATH 10N02.00 Spring 2017
Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences

4.0 Hours, 4.0 Credits

Rob Thompson Hunter College CUNY
Monday/Thursday 1:10-3:00pm C004 HN


The FINAL EXAM will be on Thursday, May 25.

Here are some review problems for the final exam, part one, which are from Chapters 2 and 3.

Here are the solutions to the review problems for the final exam, part one, which are from Chapters 2 and 3.

Here are some more review problems for the final exam, part two, which are from Chapters 4 and 5.

Here are the solutions to the review problems for the final exam, part two, which are from Chapters 2 and 3.

Here are a few review problems for Exam Three.

I will post solutions tomorrow night

Here are some solutions to the review problems for Exam Three.

You should do all the problems first, before you look at the solutions.

Here are (partial) solutions to exam One

Course Description: This is a one semester introduction to differential and integral calculus, intended for students majoring in Biology, Economics, Accounting, or any other major at Hunter College that requires one semester of calculus. The course will have more of an emphasis on applications, with specificic applications tailored to the life and social sciences. Students will not be allowed to obtain credit for both MATH 10N02 and MATH 150. Students planning on taking more than one semester of calculus should take MATH 150 instead.

Learning Objectives: The student will learn about functions of one variable, including the concepts of limit, continuity and the derivative. The student will be able to compute derivatives of various functions using the definition of the derivative, the power rule, the product and quotient rules, the chain rule, and implicit differentiation. The student will learn the Mean Value Theorem and the Intermediate Value Theorem. These concepts will be applied by the student to various problems involving, curve sketching and optimization, and linear approximation. The student will learn about antidifferentiation and the Riemann integral, and will be able to compute Riemann integrals of some simple functions using the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The student will apply these techniques to computing areas and volumes. Finally, the student will learn to apply all of these techniques to various problems in Biology and Economics.


Calculus for Business, Economics, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences, 13th Edition, Barnett, Ziegler, Byleen, with MyMathLab, the online homework system.

MyMathLab: The MyMathLab course code for this course is thompson41161. Go to MyMathLab and sign up for an account (if you do not have one already). Then enroll in this course using the course code.

Prerequisites: Completion of MATH 125 (or the equivalent) with a grade of C or higher, or appropriate score on the CUNY math placement exam.

Homework, Exams, Grade:

Homework will be assigned on a regular basis and will count for 10% of your grade. We will use MyMathLab (MML), an online homework system. In order to use MML, you must enroll in the MML course for this section. Go to and create a login if you don't have one already.

There will be three exams, some quizzes, and a cumulative final exam. The quizzes will count for 10% of your grade, the exams will count for 80%. The final will be worth two of the other exams.

Your lowest exam grade will be dropped. (If the final is the lowest grade it will be counted as one exam.) If you miss an exam, that will count as your lowest grade, so it will be dropped. If you miss the final exam you will receive a grade of WU. If you miss two exams prior to the final then your status in the course will be in serious jeopardy.

If you stop attending the course and do not withdraw, you will receive a grade of WU.

You may elect to take the course on a credit/no credit basis if you are eligible, but this is subject to the College's rules, which means you that you will not be eligible for credit/no credit grading unless you have attended most class periods, taken all the exams, including the Final Exam, and completed most of the homework.

Academic Integrity: Hunter College regards acts of academic dishonesty (e.g., plagiarism, cheating on examinations, obtaining unfair advantage, and falsification of records and official documents) as serious offenses against the values of intellectual honesty. The college is committed to enforcing the CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity and will pursue cases of academic dishonesty according to the Hunter College Academic Integrity Procedures.

Disabilities: If you have a disability that you believe requires special accommodations: In compliance with the American Disability Act of 1990 (ADA) and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Hunter College is committed to ensuring educational parity and accommodations for all students with documented disabilities and/or medical conditions. It is recommended that all students with documented disabilities (Emotional, Medical, Physical and/ or Learning) consult the Office of AccessABILITY located in Room E1214B to secure necessary academic accommodations. For further information and assistance please call (212- 772- 4857)/TTY (212- 650- 3230).