Integrate functions using the method of integration by parts or substitution, as appropriate. Solve application problems involving implicit differentiation and related rates. Check your degree progress, access your student email, or view available OC services.
This table shows a relationship between circumference and height of a tree as it grows. One of our main goals in mathematics is to model the real world with mathematical functions. In doing so, it is important to keep in mind the limitations of those models we create. To simplify writing out expressions and equations involving functions, a simplified notation is often used. We also use descriptive variables to help us remember the meaning of the quantities in the problem. Learn more about our academic programs, campus life, and financial aid.
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Most often in business calculus, you do not work with trigonometric functions like sin or cos. In a regular calculus course however, you work with these in every topic – from limits to integrals. InputOutput215386InputOutput InputOutput105254The first and second tables define functions. The third table does not define a function since the input value of 5 corresponds with two different output values.
Whether you should take calculus or business calculus usually depends on your college, your major, and your future plans. In some business degree programs, it is a requirement while in others it may be that either business calculus or calc 1 can be taken. You can find information about this by talking to an advisor, a professor in the business department, or in the college catalog.