01:640:151 - Calculus I for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Since we will have the first midterm exam soon, here is a collection of 17 review questions based on material in Chapter 2 of the textbook: Review questions on limits. The solutions to these 17 questions are here: Answers to review questions on limits.

Here is another collection of 12 review questions on material in Chapter 2 of the textbook: Additional Chapter 2 review questions. The solutions to these 12 questions are here: Answers to additional Chapter 2 review questions.

Here is another collection of 22 review questions on material in sections 3.1-3.7 and Chapter 1 of the textbook: Review for 3.1-3.7 and Chapter 1. The solutions to these 22 questions are here: Answers to review for 3.1-3.7 and Chapter 1.

All students taking Math 151 in Fall 2019 must take the RUReady Test. The information about this test is available here: The RUReady Test

Math 151–152 is the introductory year course in the calculus sequence in New Brunswick for majors in the mathematical sciences, the physical sciences, and engineering.

  • The first semester, Math 151 or 153, presents the differential calculus of the elementary functions of a single real variable: the rational, trigonometric and exponential functions and their inverses; various applications via the Mean Value Theorem; and an introduction to the integral calculus.
  • The second semester, Math 152, continues the study of the integral calculus, with applications, and covers the theory of infinite series and power series, touching on differential equations and a few other topics as well.

For current textbook please refer to our Master Textbook List.

As you can see in the Math 151 entry in the Master Textbook List, Math 151 will use SaplingPlus as a computerized homework system during the Fall 2019 semester.

Your course grade in Math 151 will be determined by the following weighted categories:

Final Exam: 38 percent of course grade

First Midterm Exam: 19 percent of course grade

Second Midterm Exam: 19 percent of course grade

Quizzes: 9 percent of course grade

Workshops: 8 percent of course grade

SaplingPlus Homework: 7 percent of course grade

The pace at which we will cover the topics of the course is given approximately by the following table: Pace of course

A graphing calculator, such as the TI-84, may be helpful to you during workshops and while doing homework assignments, but use of calculators will not be permitted on any quiz or test. If you do not have a graphing calculator, there are free online calculators, such as Desmos, that can prvide the functionality that you will need.

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