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MATH 2450 & MATH 2451 - Accelerated Calculus

***This is a course guideline. Students should contact instructor for the updated information on current course syllabus, textbooks, and course content***

*formerly MATH 1450*

MATH 2450 - Accelerated Calculus I

Prerequisites: At least one semester of advanced placement high school calculus and placement out of MATH 2312

Course DescriptionThe first course in an accelerated calculus sequence. Includes topics normally covered in MATH 2413 and MATH 2414.

NoteCredit may not be received for both MATH 2450 and MATH 2413

Core Category: [20] Mathematics and [90] Math/Reasoning

MATH 2451 -  Accelerated Calculus II

PrerequisitesMATH 2450.

Course DescriptionThe second course in an accelerated calculus sequence. Includes topics normally covered in MATH 2414 and MATH 2415.

Delivery format: face-to-face lecture or online.

Textbook:  The textbook is “Calculus-early transcendentals” by James Stewart 6th edition, ISBN: 9780495011668. Instructor's lecture notes will also cover other material. Chapters 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 11 will be "loosely" covered. This book is available on Amazon for example.


Course Content:  (subject to change depending on time constraints etc.)

• Differentiation and applications.
• Linear approximation and the chain rule; related rates.
• Integration, fundamental theorem of calculus.
• Concept of work and force; applications in physics and biology.
• Area and volume by integration; techniques of integration.
• Polar coordinates and complex numbers.
• Newton’s laws of motion.
• Mean value theorem and Taylor’s theorem with remainder.
• Sequences and series.
• Introduction to differential equations and applications.


Grading: Please consult your instructor's syllabus regarding any and all grading guidelines. 

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