MATH 128
Elementary Calculus I, part 2

This is a first course in calculus and is aimed at students of diverse backgrounds who have previously not taken any formal course on the subject. The course includes a brief review of pre-calculus topics, including functions and algebra, and then moves on to computations using infinity and beyond: infinitesimal quantities, differentials, infinite sequences, and whether it is possible to divide by zero. Scientific applications and achievements will motivate the exploration of the essential single-variable calculus concepts of limits, derivatives, and integrals.

This is the second part of a two-part course. The completion of the first part (MATH 127) is required before taking the second part. Registration is required separately for each part of the course.


The above course(s) or permission from the instructor. A pre-calculus course (including online) is recommended, but not required. Knowledge of trigonometry, basic algebra, and graphing is required.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the concept of functions, their limits, and continuity
  • Become familiar with differentiation and integration techniques of single-variable functions
  • Introduce applications of calculus to scientific research


Sample Syllabus


Class Type

Graduate Course