This is the initial course in a sequence of courses on the fundamental ideas of the calculus of one variable. It is here that truly significant applications of mathematics begin. Topics included are functions, continuity, limits, derivatives, maxima, minima, and antiderivatives. 4 credits.
Prerequisites: MATH 118 or MATH 112 or ALEKS placement score of at least 76.
To be successful in this course, students should:
- enter the course with a mastery of concepts taught in introductory algebra courses, including simplifying algebraic expressions, solving equations, definition of a function, common examples of functions, graphs of functions;
- enter the course with a mastery of concepts taught in introductory trigonometry courses, including the definition of the sine, cosine, and tangent functions and their reciprocals, graphing the trigonometric functions, evaluating the trigonometric functions and inverse trigonometric functions, solving equations involving trigonometric functions;
- be willing to spend time exercising their mathematical muscles and follow through on the practice necessary to complete the learning objectives of this course.
Textbook: Calculus: Early Transcendentals,
10th Edition, by Howard Anton, Irl Bivens, and Stephen Davis.
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(FREE) Tutoring: Free tutoring sessions
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|If you have a weighted average of at least...
||You will earn a(n):|
| 94% ||A|
| 90% ||B+|
| 84% ||B|
| 78% ||C+|
| 70% ||C|
| 65% ||D+|
| 60% ||D|
Your final course grade will be the weighted average of the following components:
- 20% - Average of your four best presentation grades
- 15% each - The four in-class exams
- 20% - Your final exam grade
Your final exam grade will replace your lowest in-class exam grade (if the final exam grade is higher).