01:640:291. Honors Calculus III (4)
Prerequisites: 01:640:191-192 or permission of the department. Credit restrictions: CR3, CR4. Grades of B or better are required to continue the honors sequence.
Covers the same material as 01:640:251 in a more thorough and demanding fashion.
251 vs. 251H vs. 291.
Math 251 continues the sequence begun with Math 151-152, usually with the same textbook and at the same level of rigor. The honors sections labeled 251H of Math 251 are (in general) intended for honors students in disciplines other than mathematics and are “more demanding versions of the same course.” By contrast, Math 291 is deliberately intended as a course in honors mathematics for students whose primary interest in the course is the mathematics it contains. The textbook may not be that used in other calculus courses, and the choice of course material is at the instructor's discretion to a greater extent than in other lower-division courses. Theorems may be proved in class and required on examinations, and “many variables” may mean n variables, not just 2 or 3.
The “normal” prerequisites for Math 291 are Math 191-192. Prospective students without this background (e.g., first-year students with unusual preparation) should discuss their situations with the instructor.
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