Calculus Saves Lives! Motivating Mathematics

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Seán P. Madden Ernest Health, Johnstown, Colorado

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Mathematics and technology serve the health sciences as demonstrated in this article,cowritten by one of our calculus students. Creating a lesson based on dosing an antibioticallows teachers and students to see the immediate value of high school calculus and technology.

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