• In memory of our colleague David C. Lay

    Our long-time colleague Professor Eneritus David Lay passed away October 12, 2018. David earned his BA at Aurora College in 1962, and his PhD at UCLA in 1966. He then came to Maryland where he rose through the ranks to Professor in 1977. A gifted teacher, he won the campus Read More
  • Brin E-Nnovate Chaired Professor Michael Rapoport Colloquium talk in September

    Brin E-Nnovate Chaired Professor Michael Rapoport will deliver a Colloquium talk on September 26: "Scholze's Fields Medal''. Michael Rapoport is the former adviser of Peter Scholze and will share his insights on the personality and remarkable mathematical results of his former student. Read More
  • The Canadian Journal of Statistics Award 2018, to Victor de Oliveira and Benjamin Kedem

    The Canadian Journal of Statistics Award is presented each year by the Statistical Society of Canada to the author(s) of an article published in the journal, in recognition of the outstanding quality of the methodological innovation and presentation. This year’s winner is the article entitled “Bayesian analysis of a density ratio Read More
  • 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
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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