MATH 10250 - Elements of Calculus I, Fall 2008
Elements of Calculus I
Professor Alex Himonas, Ph.D.
Department of Mathematics
Course Structure: 50 minutes classes - three times per week
This course is for students in arts and letters, architecture, or business. It studies basic calculus as part of a liberal education. It emphasizes conceptual learning and stresses the connections between mathematics and modern society. Topics include functions, limits, derivatives, and an introduction to integral, with interesting real-life applications throughout. Students are familiarized with the many different interpretations of the derivative as a rate of change, and the integral as a total rate of change. This enables them to learn and practice modeling in a variety of situations from economics the social and the life sciences.