Course Description

MA 1300
Calculus & Numerical Methods I
We will begin with an intensive review of critical topics in Pre-calculus, with the primary focus being on identifying different mathematical models and scenarios in which they are useful. Examples of such models are linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, logistic and trigonometric. Once the groundwork is set, students will be introduced to the derivative and how it can be used to measure the rate of a dynamic process. Further applications of the derivative including optimization, linear approximations and related rates will be examined in some detail. Beginning topics of Numerical Analysis will be covered in the form of root finding algorithms for non-linear equations.