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Course Description

This is an honors version of Math 114. It will cover the material in greater depth than that course, with more challenging problems and more attention to definitions and to the reasons behind the results. Like Math 114, the course assumes familiarity with the material in Math 103 and Math 104. Math 116 is followed by Math 260, an honors version of Math 240. The precise sequence of topics within each semester will differ somewhat between the Math 114-240 sequence and the Math 116-260 sequence; but over the course of the two semesters, the honors sequence will cover the usual material and more. Students who wish to take further mathematics courses beyond Math 116 and 260 will be prepared to take either of two sequences in analysis/advanced calculus (Math 360-361 or Math 508-509), and either of two sequences in abstract and linear algebra (Math 370-371 or Math 502-503).


Tom Apostol, Calculus, volume I, second edition. On reserve at MPA library, DRL 3N1.

Contents of course:

  • Foundations of Calculus: rigorous review of the real and complex numbers, limits and continuity, differentiation and integration
  • Vector Algebra and its Applications
  • Calculus of Vector-valued Functions
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Linear Spaces, Inner Product Spaces
  • Linear Transformations and Matrices

Detailed syllabus

Home pages: including homework

Math 116 Old Final Exams

Important Dates

  • Wednesday January 10 - First Day of Classes (Follow Monday Schedule)
  • Monday January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No Classes)
  • Monday January 29 - Course Selection Period Ends
  • Friday February 16 - Drop Period Ends
  • Saturday March 3 - Sunday March 11 - Spring Break 
  • Friday March 30 - Last day to withdraw from a course
  • Wednesday April 25 - Last Day of Classes
  • Thursday April 26-Friday April 27 - Reading Days
  • Calculus Common Final Exams: Math 103, 104, 114, 115, 240, 241
    Tuesday May 8th, 12:00-2:00pm
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  • Spring 2018 Final Exams (registrar's listing)
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  • Penn's Three-Year Academic Calendar