Math 151 (Calculus I for Math and Physical Sciences) is the first semester of the first year calculus sequence at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Math 151 covers 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.
Most sections of Math 151 have three class meetings per week: two lectures and one workshop. The lecture is where new material is covered by the course lecturer. The workshop is a smaller class meeting with a Teaching Assistant (TA), where students work in-depth on problems in groups, and will be asked to write up one or more of the problems that they have worked on. Also, a quiz will be given during most workshop sessions.
The final exam for all sections will be on Thursday, May 7, 4:00-7:00pm. The location will be announced by your lecturer late in the semester.
Here is where you may find other information about the course:
- See the syllabus for information about:
- The required textbook and online homework system
- Midterm and final exams
- The Derivatives Assessment (new for Spring 2020!)
- Course prerequisites
- General course policies
- How your exams, homework, and quizzes are weighted in your final grade calculation
- All students will take the RU Ready Test (RURT) during their second workshop meeting. For information about the RU Ready Test, read this page. For a set of practice problems for the Calculus I RU Ready Test, go here.
- See the lecture and homework schedule for a list topics covered by the course, and for the official list of textbook homework problems.
- To see how your letter grade will be calculated at the end of the course from your weighted average, read this document.
- Sapling Plus is our online homework system. To sign in to your Sapling account (or to create one), go to www.saplinglearning.com/login.
- All sections have a Canvas site, which is where you will see your grades and turn in your workshop assignments. You may access Canvas at https://canvas.rutgers.edu/.
- Video lectures on certain topics are available on the Rutgers Math 151 YouTube Channel.
- Some guidelines for writing workshops can be found here.
- Exam review materials:
If you took Math 151 in the Fall 2019 semester and you are looking for material about the course you took, see this page.