2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CMATH 1990 Concepts and Applications of Calculus I

Calculus is the mathematical study of change. It provides a tool for exploration of a broad range of phenomena across the physical, biological, and social sciences. This course introduces concepts of limit, continuity, derivative, and the definite integral and draws connections between the graphical ideas of tangents and area and the functional ideas of instantaneous rate of change and net change. This course requires a facility with algebra and functions, including exponential functions, logarithms, trigonometric functions, linear functions, and logarithms.




CMATH 1590 or CMATH 2146 or equivalent coursework in precalculus or college algebra or permission of full-time Mathematics faculty


Fall and Spring