MA126 - Calculus 1

Introduction to calculus for functions of one variable. Focus is on the definition, methods, and applications of derivatives. Integrals are briefly introduced. Students normally begin the calculus sequence with this course if they have solid precalculus preparation and have not previously studied calculus. Students who need a thorough review of precalculus should take MA125 instead; students who have previously studied calculus should consider MA129 instead. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Quantitative Reasoning requirement. Meets the Critical Learning: FRL requirement.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: FRL, Critical Perspectives: I, Critical Perspectives: Q

1 unit — Agbanusi, Bruder, Erickson, Garcia, Malmskog, Moran

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Welcome to Calculus 1. This course will cover the basics of derivatives and integrals, and also include some interesting applications of derivatives. It culminates in the profound and surprising connection between derivatives and integrals, which is called the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
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Students of this course can expect to acquire specific mathematical skills, to grapple with important scientific ideas, and learn how to use a computer to implement these skills and ideas. The course involves a nice balance between working individually and also working in groups. The development of calculus by Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz in the latter part of the seventeenth century was one of the most exciting and important developments in the history of science. Today, the ideas of calculus permeate almost every scientific endeavor, whether a physicist is predicting the path of an astronomical object, or a biologist is modeling the population growth, or an economist is studying a firm’s allocation of resources. Thus, the study of calculus is both an exciting intellectual journey, and also the practical acquisition of tools used throughout science.

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Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2023 Block 1 Calculus 1 Molly Moran Palmer Hall 126 25 / -2 05/25/2024
Fall 2023 Block 3 Calculus 1 Molly Moran, Eddie Price Armstrong Hall 301 32 / 2 05/25/2024
Fall 2023 Block 4 Calculus 1 Eddie Price Armstrong Hall 301 25 / 1 05/25/2024
Fall 2023 Block 4 Calculus 1 Robert Rennie Tutt Science Building 108 25 / 0 05/25/2024
Spring 2024 Block 6 Calculus 1 Nguyen Nguyen Armstrong Hall 301 25 / 2 05/25/2024
Spring 2024 Block 7 Calculus 1 Ike Agbanusi Armstrong Hall 326 25 / -2 05/25/2024
Spring 2024 Block 7 Calculus 1 Andrea Bruder Tutt Science Building 101 25 / -1 05/25/2024
Spring 2024 Block 8 Calculus 1 Beth Malmskog Armstrong Hall 233 25 / -1 05/25/2024
Spring 2024 Block 8 Calculus 1 Eddie Price Armstrong Hall 301 25 / -1 05/25/2024
Summer 2024 Block A Calculus 1 Stefan Erickson Tutt Science Building 221 25 / 21 05/25/2024
Fall 2024 Block 1 Calculus 1 Andrea Bruder TBA 25 / 0 05/25/2024
Fall 2024 Block 3 Calculus 1 Ike Agbanusi TBA 25 / 12 05/25/2024
Fall 2024 Block 3 Calculus 1 Stefan Erickson TBA 25 / 15 05/25/2024
Fall 2024 Block 4 Calculus 1 Molly Moran TBA 25 / 12 05/25/2024
Fall 2024 Block 4 Calculus 1 Rebecca Garcia TBA 25 / 24 05/25/2024
Spring 2025 Block 6 Calculus 1 Molly Moran TBA 25 / 25 05/25/2024
Spring 2025 Block 6 Calculus 1 Rebecca Garcia TBA 25 / 25 05/25/2024
Spring 2025 Block 7 Calculus 1 Stefan Erickson TBA 25 / 25 05/25/2024
Spring 2025 Block 7 Calculus 1 Beth Malmskog TBA 25 / 25 05/25/2024
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