The topics for this course include Limits, Derivatives, and Integrals (both Definite and Indefinite). We will explore tools and techniques for applying these concepts, such as the Derivatives of Products and Quotients, and the Chain Rule. We will also form connections with the physical world, both for understanding and also for application. We'll use computers and apps where appropriate. This course uses an unusual format, using two phases. First, we go through Calculus Made Simple in 8 weeks for a fast overview of the subject. Second, we then turn to APEX Calculus for a deeper and more rigorous view.
Course Website: Calculus
Instructor: Fred Williams
Starts: August 31, 2020
Ends: June 11, 2021
Monday 11:00 AM to 11:55 AM ET • Wednesday 11:00 AM to 11:55 AM ET • Friday 11:00 AM to 11:55 AM ET
Students should be comfortable at the pre-calculus level (including courses such as Algebra I/II, Geometry, and Trigonometry). A placement test may be required depending on previous work.
Pre-calculus (including Algebra I/II, Geometry, and Trigonometry) equivalent to Scholars Online courses.
Class meets three times a week for problem solving and any required presentation of material.
Textbooks and Materials
This textbook is required:APEX Calculus [Edition 4], Authors: Gregory Hartman, Troy Siemers, Brian Heinold, Dimplekumar Chalishajar
Publisher's website: APEX Calculus
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore for hardcopy. Hardcopy is in 3 volumes, but we will not use volume 3. The PDF when used with Adobe Acrobat Reader provides interactive 3D color graphics. ISBN is for volume 1.
Other information: http://www.apexcalculus.com/ has the book in PDF form FREELY DOWNLOADABLE and is recommended.
This textbook is required:Calculus Made Easy [Edition 2], Authors: Sylvanus P. Thompson
Publisher's website: Calculus Made Easy
Best sources: Project Gutenberg download (free)