Calculus I

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Fall 2017 quarter

Taught by

mathematics, history of science


Pre-calculus including college-algebra and trigonometry are required for success in the class.

Calculus is the mathematical study of change. In the first quarter of this yearlong sequence, we will focus on the derivative. The derivative will first be developed intuitively as the slope of a tangent line or equivalently as an instantaneous velocity. Using limits, the derivative at a point will be defined formally and the limit definition of the derivative will be applied to power functions. All of the standard rules for differentiating combinations of power, polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions will be used to study various rates of change. Major applications of the derivative will include related rates, extrema on closed intervals, concavity, and optimizing functions.

Program Details

Fields of Study


Preparatory For

Mathematics, Education, Physical and Computer Science, Economics


Fall Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Thursdays, 6-10 pm

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning