The course begins with applications and techniques of integration. It probes notions of limit and convergence and adds techniques for finding limits. Half of the course covers infinite sequences and series, where the basic question is, What meaning can we attach to a sum with infinitely many terms and why might we care? The course can help students improve their ability to reason abstractly and also teaches important computational techniques. Topics include integration techniques, l'Hôpital's rule, improper integrals, geometric and other applications of integration, infinite series, power series, and Taylor series. MATH 116 is the appropriate first course for many students who have had AB calculus in high school.
Max Enrollment: 25
Prerequisites: MATH 115, Math 115Z, or the equivalent. Not open to students who have completed MATH 120 or MATH 205. Not open to students whose math placement is MATH 206.
Distribution Requirements: MM - Mathematical Modeling and Problem Solving
Typical Periods Offered: Summer; Spring; Fall
Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring; Fall