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MATH 121/6.0 Differential & Integral Calculus

Course applicable to the following Majors / Medials/ Minors:    LISC (core) / MATH (core) / PHYS (depending on plan) / PPEC (depending on sub-plan) / SODE (core) / STAT (core) / APEC (supporting) / ASPH (core) / BCHM (depending on plan) / BIMA (core) / BIOL (supporting) / BMCO (core) / BTEC (other core) / CHEM (depending on plan) / COMA (core) / COMP (supporting) / CSCI (core) / EBIO (core) / ECHM (core) / ECON (supporting) / EGEO (core) / ETOX (core) / GEOL (depending on plan) / Con-Ed Teaching Subject (Mathematics).
Course Instructor: Dr Nageena Frost - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This course is available in:   Fall and Winter terms (Full year course.)
Course Prerequisites / Exclusions:   No more than 6.0 units from MATH 120/6.0; MATH 121/6.0; MATH 122/6.0; MATH 123/3.0; MATH 124/3.0; MATH 126/6.0.

I enjoy teaching calculus because it is one of the most applicable and practical branches of mathematics and is increasingly relevant to so many disciplines in the Arts and Sciences.

 DR NAGEENA FROST, BISC 

Course Highlights:

MATH 121 is specifically designed to equip students with a key mathematical skillset, taking you from a basic to a more advanced level that will be very useful for a number of STEM subjects.

Visit the thought-provoking Winton Gallery at London's Science Museum to explore the history of mathematics in design and architecture.

Go beyond the theory! This course is not intended as a pure mathematics course, and so there is more of an emphasis on practical techniques and applications than on formal proofs.

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MATH 121/6.0 Differential & Integral Calculus

Differentiation and integration of the elementary functions, with applications to physical and social sciences; Taylor polynomials; multivariable differential calculus. Intended for students planning to concentrate in subjects other than Biochemistry, Biology, Life Sciences, Mathematics or Statistics.

Calculus is a branch of mathematics that can describe precisely how one numerical output quantity changes in response to changes in one or more numerical input quantities. This is a general two-term calculus course, starting with a revision of high-school pre-calculus, and of the basics of single-variable differentiation and integration, and then moving on to more advanced topics, such as multi-variable calculus, differential equations, and various techniques of optimization. Students can take this course with or without high-school calculus experience. The course is not intended as a pure mathematics course, and so there is more of an emphasis on techniques and applications than on formal proofs.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course a successful student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate conceptual understanding and technical mastery of the following main areas of calculus and pre-calculus:
    • Basics of algebra and arithmetic. 
    • Functions and graphs. 
    • Geometry and trigonometry. 
    • Limits. 
    • Differentiation. 
    • Integration. 
    • Differential equations. 
    • partial derivatives and vector calculus. 
  • Apply knowledge of the topics above to solve extended problems, both abstract and applied. 
  • Communicate and present such mathematical problem-solving skills, by combining explanatory English text with mathematical equations and graphs in a coherent and comprehensible way.  

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Examples of previous ELOs for this course include coursework assignments at the Observatory Science Centre, Trigonometry practicums to determine the height of objects on the Herstmonceux Castle estate and a visit to the Winton Gallery, London.

Bader International Study Centre
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
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