MTH 251 Differential Calculus

The first course in the calculus sequence for students majoring in mathematics, science and engineering. Limits and derivatives are approached using graphical, numeric, and symbolic methods. Linear approximations, related rates, curve sketching and optimization are among the applications of differentiation covered in this course.




Prerequisite: MTH 112 Trigonometry or equivalent with a grade of C or better.


Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course

General Education Requirements

AAOT Math, AS Math, AAS Math/Computation, AGS Math/Science, AAOT Science/Math Non Lab,


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Calculate, interpret and communicate the concepts of limits and derivatives. Recognize when and how to apply calculus tools to solve problems in business, the sciences, and engineering. Connect the graphical behavior, numerical patterns and symbolic representation of functions and their derivatives.