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1271 Course Description
Course Description: Math 1271, Calculus I
Overview: Tangent lines; limits and continuity; differentiation: definition, basic rules,
chain rule, rules for trig, exp and log functions; implicit differentiation; rates of change,
max-min, related rates problems; 2nd derivative test; curve sketching; linear
approximation and differentials; L'Hospital's rule; integration: definition,
antidifferentiation, area; simple substitution; volumes of solids by cross sections and
shells; work; average value of a function. 4 credits. 3 lectures, 2 recitations per week.
Prerequisite: 4 years high school math including trig, or C- in Math 1151 or 1155, or
Audience: The beginning of the standard calculus course for students outside of CSE.
Also taken by CSE students who need to start calculus, in the middle of the year. Students
desiring only 1 semester of calculus should take Math 1142.
Class pacing may vary depending on term length.
Check the class syllabus for details.