May 23, 2022  
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
  
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog

MTH 134 - Calculus I


FA/SP
This is a first course in calculus with applied modeling exercises. We begin with a study of limits and continuity, the mean value theorem, the definition of the derivative and techniques of differentiation, including the chain rule. We then focus on the applications of differentiation including: modeling of bodies in motion, exponential growth/decay, mechanics, and related rates. We finish with optimization, the fundamental theorem of calculus, antiderivatives and introductory integrals and their applications. Weekly modeling exercises will be assigned and completed during the fourth hour period. Knowledge of algebra and trigonometry is assumed and passage of an entrance exam is required. Satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning General Education requirement.

Prerequisites & Notes
MTH 129 or placement. Cannot be taken by students who have already taken MTH 136

(Cr: 4)