MAT 142 - Honors Calculus II - Spring 08
The purpose of this course is twofold. First, it will introduce the student to the basic concepts of calculus: integration, limits, and differentiation. Second, it will foster the development of mathematical sophistication by exposing the student to the habits of thought and patterns of reason that are most characteristic of moden mathematics. It is hoped that the student will learn to appreciate the beauty of mathematics, and the lessons it has to offer that go beyond the mere acquisition of mechanical skills.
This course is a continuation of MAT 141, and will use the same textbook, namely Apostol's Calculus, Volume I. If you were in the course last semester, you thus do not need to purchase a new textbook --- we'll be using the one you already own. Otherwise, you are advised to rush-order a used or new copy of the text through Amazon, or else special-order a copy immediately through some other bookstore or web-site.
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