2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Precalculus and Calculus 1


Summer 2013 quarter

Allen Mauney mathematics, history of science
Fields of Study
Preparatory for studies or careers in
astronomy, biology, chemistry, economics, geology, mathematics, physics
algebra and trigonometry

This class offers a brief, focused review of selected precalculus topics that are essential for success in calculus. The calculus curriculum includes all topics typically covered in a first-quarter differential calculus class. The idea of the derivative will be initially approached via average rates of changes and slopes of secant lines and then rigorously defined with limits. Derivatives of all basic functions will be developed qualitatively and rigorously. The emphasis of the class is on using derivatives to model phenomena in the larger world. Extrema, related rates, and optimization will be culminating topics. The program will end with and introduction to anti-derivatives. Precalculus and trig are prerequisites.

Advertised Schedule
6-9:30p Tue/Thu 9a-2:30p Sat (Jun. 25 - Jul. 27) plus 4 hours of online work in lieu of class meetings time
Online Learning
Hybrid Online Learning 25 - 49% Delivered Online
Greener Store
Offered During
Evening and Weekend

Program Revisions

Date Revision
April 16th, 2013 Schedule change: This class now meets on an evening/weekend schedule.