MTH 141 Introductory Calculus

Department of Mathematics, Lippitt Hall - (401) 874 7635

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The language of science is mathematics, and calculus is an indispensable part of everyday calculations used in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and other fields. MTH 141 is the first calculus course for students in these areas. This course will make precise and deepen your understanding of fundamental concepts such as change, limit, and rate. You will apply differential calculus to problems in the physical and biological sciences involving optimization, motion, and growth. You will also receive an introduction to integral calculus, which will be further developed in subsequent courses. At the end of the semester you will be able to calculate with and apply differential calculus concepts and methods, including limits, continuity, derivatives, optimization, integration as a limit of sums, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. In addition, you will have an understanding of mathematical modeling concepts and numerical issues

Textbook:     Calculus: Single Variable, by Hughes-Hallet et al, 6th ed., Wiley.
                      Also needed: access code to WileyPlus (included in new books)
Calculator:     Not required, and not allowed in tests
Prerequisite   Precalculus MTH111 with C-, or passing a URI placement exam

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