Crushing Business Calculus: Complete Online Course
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Crushing Business Calculus: Complete Online Course

This course teaches and quizzes you on what your business calculus professor and textbook can’t seem to explain clearly!
5.0 (6 ratings)
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Created by Luis Irizarry
Last updated 7/2017
English
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  • 24 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Find the derivative of any function confidently
  • Apply derivatives in a wide variety of applications
  • Use integrals to find areas under curves, among other applications
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Requirements
  • Basic Algebra
Description

Pssst.. Hey, You!

  • Are you a business student frustrated by business calculus, finding it too hard, fast-paced and/or abstract?
  • Is learning business calculus as much (or even less) fun than watching paint dry?
  • Does your professor have you finding derivatives, when you can't even remember how to divide fractions?
  • Is business calculus taking over your life?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, keep on reading.


Intro

Hi, my name is Luis, and I have been tutoring business calculus for the past 8 years. I understand 100% how frustrating, difficult and painful this class is to a lot of business students.

Students’ hatred for business calculus is well-documented. We tutors of course agree it is difficult. But its difficulty is largely because the explanations provided by typical textbooks/professors are completely horrible. They are unclear, ambiguous and too long.


This Course

For these reasons, I created the essential business calculus course, specifically designed for business students. This course avoids the complexity and boringness of your college textbook/professor to explain concepts and problems clearly. Instead, in this course, you will find the following:

  • Clear and to-the-point explanations of all the important concepts in business calculus
  • Practice problems for every concept explained, which are done step-by-step with a voiceover so you know exactly what's going on
  • Practice exercises for you to solve after learning a new concepts
  • Dozens of mental tricks (mnemonics) I have developed over the years to easily remember definitions and complex rules 
  • A summary of the most important concepts for each section for you to easily review

Take my course, and business calculus will finally start making sense for you. Trust me, there will be a lot of "oohs" and "ahhs" in this course :-)


Who This Course is For

If you are a business student and you are struggling through business calculus, this course was made for you!


Mnemonics

I have developed several "mnemonics" (mental tricks used to remember things easily), which will make even the hardest concepts in the class fun and easy to remember. For example you might be wondering...

- What does a famous Canadian catchphrase have to do with logarithms?

- How in the world are the chain rule and an "ugly Xbox" related?

- Can thinking about a driver's license help you solve a continuity problem?

These and many more associations will have you remembering calculus concepts in a breeze. They are especially useful, as all of us sometimes happen to blank out when we have a question in front of us.


What the Course Covers

The course covers the main topics given in a typical business calculus class. You are pretty much guaranteed to see most, if not all of the topics below as you go through your semester.

  • Functions and Graphing
  • Limits and Continuity
  • Derivatives
  • Differentiation Rules
  • Applications of Derivatives
  • Exponential & Logarithmic Functions
  • Integrals

Of course, I am always adding new tutorials to this course. If you don't see your topic listed here, send me a private message and I will help in any way I can.


My Promise

As I explain in the course itself, business calculus is not easy. Especially for business students, who wonder why they have to take this class all the time. My course removes the frustration out of business calculus and makes things clear.

At the same time, however, I cannot make you pay attention in class, nor can I make you sit down and do your homework. Ultimately, whether you pass the class or not is completely up to you. But I am here to help you do just that!

What my course does is present business calculus concepts in a structured manner and in a way that is easy to understand. By going over the course, and complementing that with going to class and doing your homework, I can assure you you will crush this class.


Shall We?

Are you ready to conquer business calculus? 

As the wise Shia LaBeouf said once, "JUST DO IT!"

Who is the target audience?
  • Students taking Business Calculus (aka Calculus for Business)
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Curriculum For This Course
127 Lectures
23:52:41
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Introduction to the Course
6 Lectures 33:05

Course Structure & Practice Exercises
05:10

Other Things About the Course
07:03

Asking Questions & Getting Help
03:22


Course Reviews
07:08
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Functions & Graphing
13 Lectures 02:52:14
What is a Function? Washing Machine & Definition
17:19

What is a Function Part? Input/Output Relationship & Summary
04:34

Practice Exercises: Plugging in Numbers Into Functions
10:53

Domain and Range: Definitions & Special Cases for Domain
19:02

Domain and Range: Special Cases for Domain Continued & Summary
19:24

Practice Exercises: Finding Domain
17:40

Graphing Functions: Intro to Graphs & Examples
16:25

Graphing Functions: Vertical Line Test & Summary
09:28

Practice Exercises: Drawing a Line & Finding Slope
09:56

Linear Functions and Slope: Linear Functions Definition & Mnemonic
14:10

Linear Functions and Slope: Slope Definition & Examples
14:55

Linear Functions and Slope: Slopes Continued & Summary
11:32

Practice Exercises: Finding Linear Equations
06:56
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Limits & Continuity
16 Lectures 03:08:33
Definition of a Limit: Definition & Examples
17:47

Definition of a Limit: Examples Continued & Summary
06:59

Properties of Limits: Properties w/ Examples
18:44

Properties of Limits: Summary
02:50


Solving Limits: Limits w/ Rationalization & Does Not Exist (DNE)
19:53

Solving Limits: Summary
03:49

Practice Exercises: Solving Limits by Plugging In
04:04

Practice Exercises: Solving Limits w/ Factorization & Rationalization (Roots)
13:49

One-sided Limits: Graphical Example w/ Piecewise Function
15:09

One-sided Limits: Algebraic Example & Summary
09:50

Practice Exercises - Finding One-sided Limits
06:09

Continuity: Informal/Formal Definitions & Mnemonic
16:08

Continuity: Example & Summary
18:27

Practice Exercises: Pencil Test for Continuity
04:53

Practice Exercises - Testing for Continuity w/ Formal Definition
11:45
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Derivatives
6 Lectures 01:36:56
Average and Instantaneous Rates of Change: Secant/Tangent Lines & Summary
19:58

Definition of a Derivative: Intro & Derivative Formula
18:57

Definition of a Derivative: Example for Instantaneous Rate of Change
18:16

Definition of a Derivative: Definition & Summary
13:49

Practice Exercises: Finding Instantaneous Rates of Changes
15:28

Notations of Derivatives: Prime, Differential & Euler's Notation
10:28
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Differentiation Rules
32 Lectures 05:56:51
Constant Rule: Definition, Mnemonic & Summary
19:05

Practice Exercises: Identifying Constant Functions
03:29

Practice Exercises: Applying the Constant Rule
03:31

Power Rule: Definition, Mnemonic & Summary
19:55

Practice Exercises: Identifying Power Functions
05:06

Practice Exercises: Applying the Power Rule
16:13

Constant Multiple Rule: Definition & Summary
09:50

Practice Exercises: Identifying Constant Multiples
04:11

Practice Exercises: Applying the Constant Multiple Rule
08:50

Sum/Difference Rule: Definitions & Mnemonic
19:53

Sum/Difference Rule: Example w/ Both Sum/Rule & Summary
08:56

Practice Exercises: Identifying Sums and Differences
02:58

Practice Exercises: Applying the Sum and Difference Rule
15:02

Product Rule: Definition
14:32

Product Rule: Mnemonic & Summary
19:26

Practice Exercises: Identifying Products of Functions
07:15

Practice Exercises: Applying the Product Rule, Problems #1-2
16:31

Practice Exercises: Applying the Product Rule, Problem #3
08:03

Quotient Rule: Definition & Mnemonic
18:49

Quotient Rule: Example & Summary
11:57

Practice Exercises: Identifying Quotients of Functions
02:54

Practice Exercises: Applying the Quotient Rule, Problems #1-2
14:05

Practice Exercises: Applying the Quotient Rule, Problem #3
10:39

Chain Rule: Intro to Composition of Functions
12:00

Chain Rule: To Chain or Not to Chain
12:17

Chain Rule: Definition
05:11

Chain Rule: Mnemonic w/ Example
19:37

Chain Rule: Mnemonic w/ Example Continued
01:54

Chain Rule: Summary
07:05

Chain Rule - Practice Exercises - Identifying When to Use the CR
09:00

Practice Exercises: Applying the Chain Rule, Problems #1-2
15:20

Practice Exercises: Applying the Chain Rule, Problem #3
13:17
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Applications of Derivatives
31 Lectures 06:13:13
Increasing and Decreasing Intervals: Definitions, Examples & Process
19:48

Increasing and Decreasing Intervals: Examples
17:06

Increasing and Decreasing Intervals: Summary
05:42

Practice Exercises: Increasing and Decreasing Intervals, Problem #1
15:40

Practice Exercises: Increasing and Decreasing Intervals, Problem #2
19:34

Critical Points: Definition & Summary
17:42

Practice Exercise: Critical Points, Problem #1
07:33

Practice Exercise: Critical Points, Problem #2
12:56

Relative Extrema, Maximums and Minimums: Definition & Summary
18:11

Practice Exercises: Identifying Relative Extrema of Graphs
08:42

First Derivative Test: Definition & Mnemonic
10:40

First Derivative Test: Example
19:20

First Derivative Test: Example Continued & Summary
07:18

Practice Exercises: First Derivative Test to Find Relative Extrema, Problem #1
09:35

Practice Exercises: First Derivative Test to Find Relative Extrema, Problem #2
19:20

Intervals of Concavity: Concave Up & Concave Down Definition
09:25

Intervals of Concavity: Mnemonic
03:47

Intervals of Concavity: Second Derivative of a Function
05:31

Intervals of Concavity - Inflection Points & Process for Finding Concavity
10:40

Intervals of Concavity: Example
18:08

Intervals of Concavity: Mnemonic to Differentiate Between 1st and 2nd Derivative
08:20

Intervals of Concavity: Summary
13:46

Practice Exercises: Identifying Concavity in Graphs
04:37

Practice Exercises: Finding Concavity Using Derivatives, Problem #1
19:58

Practice Exercises: Finding Concavity Using Derivatives, Problem #2
06:00


Marginal Analysis: Intro & Definition
13:01

Marginal Analysis: How to Solve Problems & Mnemonic
06:57

Marginal Analysis: Example
18:05

Practice Exercises: Finding Estimates Using Derivatives
11:49

Marginal Analysis: Summary
06:54
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Exponential & Logarithmic Functions
12 Lectures 01:29:00
Exponential Functions: Intro
10:39

Exponential Functions: Definition & Examples
06:10

Exponential Functions: Euler's Number (e)
04:12

Logarithmic Functions: Definitions & Examples
09:45

Logarithmic Functions: Mnemonic
04:21

Logarithmic Functions: Common Logarithms
03:42

Logarithmic Functions: Natural Logarithms
06:09

Logarithmic Functions: Mnemonic for Natural Logarithms
04:32

Logarithmic Function: Exponential vs. Logarithmic Functions
08:47

Logarithmic Functions: Solving Equations with Logarithmic/Exponential Functions
11:23

Logarithmic Functions: Properties of Logarithms
14:31

Logarithmic Functions: Summary
04:49
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Integrals
11 Lectures 02:02:49
Anti-derivatives
08:48

Indefinite Integrals: Definition
08:34

Indefinite Integrals: Notation
11:48

Indefinite Integrals: Power Rule (Most Important Rule)
07:51

Indefinite Integrals: Power Rule Mnemonic
08:09

Practice Exercises: Power Rule for Integrals
11:04

Indefinite Integrals: Integration Rules
16:19

Practice Exercises: Applying the Integration Rules
15:21

Indefinite Integrals: Integration Properties
10:52

Practice Exercises: Putting It All Together
17:11

Indefinite Integrals: Summary
06:52
About the Instructor
Luis Irizarry
5.0 Average rating
6 Reviews
15 Students
1 Course
Business Calculus Tutor with 8+ Years of Experience

Hey there!

My name is Luis, and I have been a business calculus tutor for the past 8 years, having helped hundreds of students pass this class.

I love calculus (I know... weird, right?), and also I love to be able to help others learn the subject. 

From "why do I have to take this class?" to "I'm switching majors", I have heard it all when it comes to business calculus. If you are struggling right now with this class, I got you!

I am here to help you pass calculus. With my years of experience, I have developed dozens of shortcuts to help business students like you understand and remember concepts much more easily. Moreover, I like to explain things simply and clearly (unlike your textbook and professor... yuck!).

Anyways, I hope you enjoy my business calculus course if you decide to take it. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me!

I am looking forward to working together with you.

Sincerely,

Luis