MAT 123

Title: Introduction to Calculus

Description: Comprehensive preparation for the regular calculus sequences, with introduction to derivatives. Careful development of rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, and their applications. Asymptotics and limits. Linear approximations, slope and derivatives, detailed curve sketching. General modeling examples. 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.)

DEC: C

SBC: QPS

Credits: 3

Textbook:

  • Precalculus: a Prelude to Calculus (2nd edition), by Sheldon Axler.
    Note: Subject to change - do not buy before confirming with the course instructor.

Major Topics Covered: 

  • Functions and Graphs
  • Composition and Inverse Functions
  • Linear and Quadratic Functions and Graphs
  • Polynomials and Rational Functions
  • Exponential Functions and Logarithms
  • Trigonometric Functions and Identities
  • Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  • Laws of Sine and Cosine

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