This course focuses on the same major themes as MATH 116 (namely, integration and series), but works to make this content more applicable by highlighting connections to the social and physical sciences, and by using computational tools as a means for motivating and implementing ideas. The course explores two main conceptual themes. One is motivated by the area problem, which is interesting not only because of its wide applicability but also because of its surprising connection to derivatives. The other is motivated by a desire to generalize the notion of the tangent line to higher-degree tangent approximations. In addition to standard lectures, the course will also use discovery learning and group projects to help students gain ownership of the course content.
Max Enrollment: 25
Instructor: O. Fernandez
Distribution Requirements: MM - Mathematical Modeling and Problem Solving
Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring