Course Code MATH 127
Course Title Calculus 1 for the Sciences
Online Offers
  • Spring 2021 (Instructor: Matthew Scott)
  • Winter 2021 (Instructors: Nick Manor, Michelle Przedborski)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

Functions of a real variable: powers, rational functions, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, their properties and inverses. Intuitive discussion of limits and continuity. Definition and interpretation of the derivative, derivatives of elementary functions, derivative rules and applications. Riemann sums and other approximations to the definite integral. Fundamental theorems and antiderivatives; change of variable. Applications to area, rates, average value. [Offered: F,W,S; online: F,W,S]

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Winter 2021 course outline (note 2)
  • Prerequisite: MATH 104 or 4U Calculus and Vectors.
  • Antirequisite: MATH 109, 116, 117, 124, 137, 147
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System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
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