MTH458 - Calculus I

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Last revision date Mar 9, 2020 11:00:50 AM
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Subject Title
Calculus I

Subject Description
Calculus I is the first of two science and technology mathematics courses designed for students in chemical, physical, or biological sciences. Students will be introduced to calculus principles, concepts and techniques used to solve a variety of mathematical problems in science and engineering. Students will be exposed to and work through, a number of mathematical problems, applying appropriate calculus methods to solve the problems. This course is designed to provide students with a set of mathematical tools that will enable them to transition to their field of study.

Credit Status

This course satisfies the mathematics requirement for Arts and Science- University Transfer Program (ASU).

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Apply algebraic techniques and calculus principles to solve science and engineering problems.
  2. Communicate quantitative information in a variety of ways.
  3. Calculate limits, continuity, and derivatives to solve problems involving rates of change and
  4. optimization.
  5. Graph mathematical functions to visualize data and assist in the solving of science and engineering problems.

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

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