MAT 122

Title: Overview of Calculus

Description: The basics of calculus in a self-contained, one-semester course. Properties and applications of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Derivatives: slopes, rates of change, optimization, integrals, area, cumulative change, and average. The fundamental theorem of calculus. Emphasis on modeling examples from economics. Students who subsequently wish to enroll in MAT 125 or 131 will be required to take MAT 130 as a pre- or corequisite to either course or to score level 4 on the mathematics placement examination before taking either course. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so.

Prerequisite: C or better in MAP 103 or level 3 on the mathematics placement exam (Prerequisite must be met within one year prior to beginning the course.)



Credits: 3


  • Applied Calculus, 5th Edition by Hughes-Hallett et al.

Major Topics Covered: 

  • Functions
  • Linear, Power, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • Derivatives and Rates of Change
  • Rules for Computing Deriviatives
  • Optimization Problems, Maximum and Minimum
  • Definite Integral and Area
  • Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
  • Antiderivatives
  • Subsitution Rule for Integrals

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