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MTH 173
5 credits

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Prerequisites are (1) satisfactory score on an appropriate proficiency examination and (2) MTH 166 or MTH 164 or two units of algebra, one unit of geometry, and one-half unit each of trigonometry and precalculus. Presents analytic geometry and the calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions including the study of limits, derivatives, differentials, and an introduction to integration along with their applications. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Lecture 5 hours per week.

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Current textbook:

Title/Edition:  Calculus: Early Transcendentals  1st ed

Author:  Briggs & Cochran

A graphing calculator is required for this course. The strongly preferred models are the TI-83-plus or TI-84-plus models.  Instruction on these models will be provided.  For all other models, students will have to refer to the users' manual. There are calculator resources on reserve in the library.

Required sections in the current textbook click here


Instructor Semester Year Class meetings per week
Cathy Bobzien Fall 2011 2
Johanna Debrecht Fall 2011 2



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