MATH-171   Calculus I

This course serves as an introduction to calculus. Topics include functions, limits, derivatives, applications of derivatives, and integrals. Historical and philosophical aspects of calculus are integrated with the development of the mathematical ideas, providing a sense of the context in which calculus was developed. Prerequisite: either four years of college preparatory mathematics or Mathematics 110. A calculus readiness test is administered by the department during orientation and some students may be placed in 169 on the basis of that test. This course fulfills core mathematics requirement.