MATHEMATICS
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CALCULUS: MATH 104, the first calculus course, assumes that students have had AB Calculus
or the equivalent. Students who have not had AB Calculus or did poorly in AB Calculus should
take MATH 103, which provides an introduction to calculus. There are two second-semester
calculus courses. Students are advised to check their major department or their program for the
specific requirements. In general, Math 114 is taken by students in the natural sciences,
engineering and economics. Math 114 prepares students for the more advanced Calculus
courses Math 240 and 241. Those who do not plan to take Math 240 may still want to consider
taking Math 114. Math 115 is for students who do not plan to take more calculus like Math 240,
and want an introduction to probability and matrices. Premed students who do not need Math
114 for their majors could take Math 115. Most Wharton students may take either Calculus II
course.
MATH 103, 104, 114, 115, and 170 fulfill the FORMAL REASONING & ANALYSIS
General Requirement. Also, MATH 170 satisfies the NATURAL SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS
General Requirement.
Students may not receive credit for two courses at the same level where the content is similar.
For example, a student may not receive credit for both MATH 114 and MATH 115. The list of
FORBIDDEN PAIRS of courses is (114, 115), (312, 370), (312, 412), (360, 508), (361, 509),
(370, 502), (371, 503), and several statistics courses. Students are allowed to take a "topics
course" such as MATH 480 more than once if the topics are different.
PROSPECTIVE MATH MAJORS should note that the "proof in mathematics" courses, 202
and 203, are recommended for the major. These are courses that are taken concurrently with
Calculus. Potential majors who begin Calculus with MATH 114 or 240 usually take at least one
of these courses during their freshman year. Potential majors who begin with MATH 104 often
postpone their proof courses until the following year.Please see http//
ugrad/major.html for more information. To find out the requirements for MATH MINORS,
please visit our web site http// for details. Majors and
Minors could also find the most current listing of the cognate courses Majors or Minors may
take at http//
103. Introduction to Calculus. (C)
Staff. This is a Formal Reasoning course.
Introduction to concepts and methods of calculus for students with little or no previous calculus
experience. Polynomial and elementary transcendental functions and their applications, derivatives,
extremum problems, curve-sketching, approximations; integrals and the fundamental theorem of
calculus.
104. Calculus, Part I. (C)
Staff.Prerequisite(s): None. Engineering students are encouraged to
register for the 007 lecture and group 7 recitations. This is a Formal Reasoning course.