MATH 115 - Calculus I
Section: 101
Term: SP 2008
Subject: Mathematics (MATH)
Department: LSA Mathematics
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
Credit is granted for only one course from among MATH 115 and 185.
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Four years of high school mathematics.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Background and Goals: The sequence MATH 115-116-215 is the standard complete introduction to the concepts and methods of calculus. It is taken by the majority of students intending to major in mathematics, science, or engineering as well as students heading for many other fields. The emphasis is on concepts and solving problems rather than theory and proof. All sections are given a uniform midterm and final exam.

Content: The course presents the concepts of calculus from three points of view: geometric (graphs); numerical (tables); and algebraic (formulas). Students will develop their reading, writing and questioning skills. Topics include functions and graphs, derivatives and their applications to real-life problems in various fields, and definite integrals. The classroom atmosphere is interactive and cooperative and homework is done in groups.

Alternatives: MATH 185 (Honors Anal. Geom. and Calc. I ) is a somewhat more theoretical course which covers some of the same material. MATH 175 (Combinatorics and Calculus) is a non-calculus alternative for students with a good command of first-semester calculus. MATH 295 (Honors Mathematics I) is a much more intensive and rigorous course. A student whose preparation is insufficient for MATH 115 should take MATH 105 (Data, Functions and Graphs).

Subsequent Courses: MATH 116 (Calculus II) is the natural sequel. A student who has done very well in this course could enter the honors sequence at this point by taking MATH 186 (Honors Anal. Geom. and Calc. II).

MATH 115 - Calculus I
Schedule Listing
101 (LEC)
TuWThF 8:00AM - 10:00AM
102 (LEC)
TuWThF 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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