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||Course schedule, including exam dates
||Review materials for the uniform and final exams||Information about the derivative gateway test||How to get help for the course|
|Prerequisites: 3-4 years of high school mathematics, including trigonometry.
||Credit: 4 credits.
||Required Text: Calculus by Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, et al,
|| Calculator: TI-83 programmable graphing calculator. Other programmable graphing
calculators may be substituted, but the student is responsible for translating the
supplied programs into ones that will work on the calculator.||Background and Goals: The sequence Math 115-116-215 is the
standard complete introduction to the concepts and methods of calculus. It
is taken by the majority of students intending to major in mathematics,
science, or engineering as well as students heading for many other fields.
The emphasis is on concepts and solving problems rather than theory and
proof. All sections are given two uniform exams during the course of the
semester as well as a uniform final exam.
||Content: The course presents the concepts of calculus from three
points of view: geometric (graphs); numerical (tables); and algebraic (formulas).
Students will develop their reading, writing and questioning skills. Topics
include functions and graphs, derivatives and their applications to real-life
problems in various fields, and definite integrals.
Math185 (Honors Analytic Geometry and Calculus I) is a somewhat more theoretical
course that covers some of the same material.
Math175 (Combinatorics and Calculus) includes some of the material of
Math115 together with some combinatorial mathematics. A student whose preparation
is insufficient for Math115 should take
Math105 (Data, Functions and Graphs).
Math116 (Calculus II) is the natural next course in this sequence. A student who has done well
in Math 115 could enter the honors
sequence at this point by taking
Math186 (Honors Analytic Geometry and Calculus II).
|Jason Howald's Math 115