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IAI Mathematics

MATH 161: Calculus I

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of MATH 109 and MATH 128 with a grade of C or better OR
-Placement at MATH 161

Topics include (but are not limited to) the following: limits and continuity; definition of derivative; rate of change, slope; derivatives of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions; the chain rule; implicit differentials; approximation by differentials; higher order derivatives; Rolle’s Theorem; Mean Value Theorem; applications of the derivative; anti-derivative; L’Hopital’s Rule (0/0 and 8/8); the definite integral; the fundamental theorem of calculus; and area under the curve and Riemann Sums. A graphing calculate is required for this course (instruction will be based on a TI-89). 4 credit hours
IAI GEC CODE - M1 900-1
IAI Major Code - MTH 901

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.