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Samford University    
  Jan 16, 2018
Samford University Catalog 2017-2018 Academic Year
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MATH 240 - Calculus I (4)

Introductory study of calculus, beginning with a review of precalculus functions with an emphasis on graphical, numerical, and modeling applications. Topics include: limits, continuity, derivatives and their interpretations, tangent line approximations, the definite integral as a limit of Riemann sums, applications of the definite integral to area and average value, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, rules of derivatives, formulas for derivatives of precalculus functions, implicit functions, economics applications, optimization and modeling, and Newton’s method. Some class assignments/projects completed using the computer algebra system, Mathematica. Graphing calculator required; consult department for recommended model. Prereqs: MATH 150  or suitable score on placement exam. Offered: Fall, Jan Term, Spring, and possibly Summer. Note for University Fellows: Satisfies the mathematics requirement for the Fellows Core Curriculum. However, some majors may require additional math courses.

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