mathematics, history of science
The creation of calculus at the end of the seventeenth century marks the beginning of the modern scientific approach to understanding the world around us. With the tools of calculus, changing phenomena in the physical world could be quantified, predicted, and harnessed. As such, calculus is an essential part of a complete liberal arts curriculum.
All students in the program will work through the essential techniques, definitions, and problems of calculus. Two options will be available to students based on assignments and projects they complete. Students continuing in the physical sciences will develop concepts more rigorously and pursue relevant topics in greater detail. Students interested in calculus as part of a liberal arts education will investigate relevant historical and philosophical topics.
In Calculus II we will develop the techniques and applications of integration. Emphasis will be on applications from many fields and geometric projects. In Calculus III the derivative and integral will be revisited in the context of multi-variable functions.
This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:
Mathematics, Physical Science, Computer Science, Economics, Education
Credits per quarter
Differential Calculus (Calculus 1)
- Hybrid Online Learning - This offering delivers < 25% of its instruction online, rather than via face-to-face contact between you and your instructors.
Required textbook and online access code total about $100. Students who enrolled in Integrated Precalculus and Calculus I will not need to buy another text.
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
Scheduled for: Day
Final schedule and room assignments:
First meeting: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 9:00 am
SEM 2 D1105 - Lecture