• Outstanding Director of Graduate Studies Award

    Professor Konstantina Trivisa has been selected for the Outstanding Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) Award for 2018.  Directors of Graduate Studies are critical partners of the Graduate School in shaping graduate education and ensuring the success of graduate students.  The Outstanding Director of Graduate Studies Award recognizes exceptional contributions made Read More
  • Congratulations to Putnam Exam Participants

    Congratulations to our Putnam Exam participants. The University of Maryland Putnam Team was ranked 15th among the 575 competing institutions in the highly competitive Putnam mathematics exam on December 2, 2017. Congratulations to Aaron George, who ranked 39th and Erik Metz who ranked 81st, and to Jason Zou, Justin Hontz Read More
  • Girls Talk Math

    Girls Talk Math is a two-week summer day camp hosted by the Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland. The camp will occur weekdays July 9-20, 2018 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Rising-9th to rising-12th grade students who attend high school within driving distance of the University can apply. Read More
  • James Owings and Adam Kleppner

    The mathematics department mourns the recent passing of two of our Professors Emerti: Jim Owings and Adam Kleppner. James Claggett Owings, Jr. received his PhD in recursion theory at Cornell in 1966, under the direction of Gerald Sacks.  For many years, Jim was one of the leaders of the Maryland Read More
  • Upcoming Conferences

    We would like to draw your attention to several exciting conferences coming up in the Mathematics Department: February Fourier Talks - Thursday, February 15 - Friday, February 16, 2018 Geometry Week - Monday, March 12 - Friday, March 16, 2018 Spring Dynamics Conference - Wednesday, April 4 - Sunday, April 8, 2018 Read More
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Prerequisite:

1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH112, MATH113, MATH115). Or must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher; and math eligibility is based on the Math Placement Test.

Restriction:

Not open to students majoring in mathematics, engineering, the biological sciences, biochemistry, chemistry, or the physical sciences.

Credit only granted for: MATH120, MATH130, MATH140, or MATH220.

Formerly: MATH 220.

Topics

The Derivative

Slopes 
Derivatives 
Rules for differentiation 
Rate of change

Applications of the Derivative

Graphs and relation with derivatives 
Curve sketching 
Optimization problems

Techniques of Differentiation

Product rule 
Quotient rule 
Chain rule

The Exponential and Logarithm Functions

Definitions and properties of exponential function 
Definitions and properties of natural log 
Derivatives of log and exponential functions

Applications of the Exponential and Logarithm Functions

Exponential growth and decay 
Compound interest

Integration

Antidifferentiation, 
Area 
Approximation by Riemann sums 
The fundamental theorem of calculus 
Applications of the definite integral

Functions of Several Variables

Partial derivatives 
Max-Min 
Lagrange multipliers 
Least squares

  • William E. Kirwan Hall, home of the Mathematics Department

    William E. Kirwan Hall, home of the Mathematics Department

  • The Experimental Geometry Lab explores the structure of low dimensional space

    The Experimental Geometry Lab explores the structure of low dimensional space

  • Maryland mathematicians help to investigate the inner workings of E_8

    Maryland mathematicians help to investigate the inner workings of E_8

  • Hyperbolic Space Tiled with Dodecahedra

    Hyperbolic Space Tiled with Dodecahedra

  • Isotropoic Gaussian random field with Matern correlation

    Isotropoic Gaussian random field with Matern correlation

  • Part of the proof of the Peter-Weyl theorem

    Part of the proof of the Peter-Weyl theorem