Course Information

Course Information

Mathematics 2, College Algebra for Calculus, is designed for students who do not meet the requirements for admission to Mathematics 3, Precalculus, and who need comprehensive and careful preparation for calculus. Mathematics 2 emphasizes algebra, graphs, and functions.

Mathematics 3, Precalculus, is recommended for students who need some preparation in algebra and trigonometry prior to taking calculus. This course covers functions and their inverse, exponentials, logarithms, and trigonometry.

Mathematics 11A and 11B, Calculus with Applications, are intended for biology and Earth sciences majors. However, students in these majors who place into the 400 mathematics tier are strongly encouraged to take the 19A-B sequence, which is required for most upper-division mathematics courses. Laboratory sections are mandatory. Mathematics 19A and 19B, Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, are intended for chemistry, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, information systems management, mathematics, and physics majors. Laboratory sections are mandatory.

Mathematics 19A and 19B, Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, are intended for chemistry, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, information systems management, mathematics, and physics majors. Laboratory sections are mandatory.

Mathematics 20A and 20B, Honors Calculus, are recommended for prospective math majors or any well prepared student interested in exploring a rigorous development of single variable calculus with conceptual understanding and problem solving. Laboratory sections are mandatory.

Mathematics 21, Linear Algebra, covers vector spaces, matrices, determinants, systems of linear equations, and eigenvalues. It is intended for students in the physical and biological and social sciences and is prerequisite to Mathematics 100 and 111A.

Mathematics 22, Introduction to Calculus of Several Variables, is intended for science students whose schedules do not permit a full and comprehensive two quarters of multivariable calculus. Students who intend to pursue further studies in mathematics must take Mathematics 23A-B and not 22. Laboratory sections are mandatory.

Mathematics 23A and 23B, Vector Calculus, are intended for mathematics majors and minors and students in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, information systems management, and physics majors which require more rigorous mathematical training. Laboratory sections are mandatory.

Mathematics 100, Introduction to Proof and Problem Solving, is an introduction to the methodology of advanced mathematics, emphasizing proof techniques. Basic areas such as set theory and logic are introduced, together with extensive applications within mathematics. This course serves as a prerequisite for nearly all upper-division courses and partially fulfills the Disciplinary Communication (DC) requirement.

Mathematics 200+, Graduate-level courses. All graduate courses are open to undergraduates who have taken the recommended prerequisites; students should consult with the course instructor. Advanced undergraduates are strongly advised to take or audit graduate courses that interest them.