141 Introductory Calculus with Analytic Geometry (4)|
Outline: Topics in analytic geometry, functions and their graphs, limits, the derivative, applications to finding rates of change and extrema and to graphing, the integral, and applications. (Lec. 3, Rec. 1) Completion of four units of high school mathematics, including trigonometry, recommended. Pre: passing a placement test. Not open to students with credit or concurrent enrollment in 131.
Goals: This is the first in a series of three calculus courses for students of engineering, mathematics, science and other areas of study that require a strong mathematical background. In Math 141 you will learn the basic ideas of calculus: functions, limits, derivatives and integrals, and their applications to problems in physics, geometry, chemistry and biology. We will approach ideas and problems from algebraic, graphical, numerical, and verbal points of view.
Expectations: We expect that you have a good grasp of pre-calculus. There will be a rapid review of pre-calculus at the start of the semester but it is expected that this material is already very familiar to you. We expect that you know how to use your graphing calculator or if not, will seek instruction in its use and learn the basics within the first two weeks of the course.
Students with a disability (documented through Disability Services for Students, 330 Memorial Union) should see their instructor as soon as possible to work out reasonable accommodations.