MTH 121 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I
MTH 121 – Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Course Number & Name: MTH 121 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Credit Hours: 4.0 Contact Hours: 4.0 Lecture: 4.0 Lab: N/A Other: N/A
Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in MTH 120 or placement
Co-requisites: None Concurrent Courses: None
Course Description: This is the first course covering a rigorous sequence in early transcendental calculus. Topics covered include the theory and application of limits, continuity, differentiation, anti-differentiation and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Methods and applications include related rates, implicit differentiation, indeterminate forms, Newton’s method, the Mean Value theorems, and volumes.
General Education Goals: MTH 121 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category: Quantitative Knowledge and Skills. The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows: Students will use appropriate mathematical and statistical concepts and operations to interpret data and to solve problems.
Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and theories from calculus;
- utilize various problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques to set up and solve applied problems in engineering, sciences, business and technology fields;
- communicate accurate mathematical terminology and notation in written and/or oral form in order to explain strategies to solve problems as well as to interpret found solutions; and
- use appropriate technology, such as graphing calculators and computer software, effectively as a tool to solve such problems as those described above.