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Course Description

This is an honors version of Math 2400. 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. The course assumes familiarity with the material in Math 1610. The precise sequence of topics within each semester will differ somewhat between the Math 1410-2400 sequence and the Math 1610-2600 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 1160 and 2600 will be prepared to take either of two sequences in analysis/advanced calculus (Math 3600-3610 or Math 5080-5090), and either of two sequences in abstract and linear algebra (Math 3700-3710 or Math 5020-5030).


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

Topics covered:

  • Linear spaces. Volume II, Chapter 1 (= Volume I, Chapter 15).

  • Linear transformations and matrices. Volume II, Chapter 2 (= Volume I, Chapter 16).

  • Determinants. Volume II, Chapter 3.

  • Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Volume II, Chapter 4.

  • Eigenvalues of operators on Euclidean spaces. Volume II, Chapter 5.

  • Introduction to dierential equations. Volume I, Chapter 8.

  • Linear dierential equations. Volume II, Chapter 6.

  • Systems of dierential equations. Volume II, Chapter 7.

Math 2600 Old Final Exams

Important Dates Fall 2023

  • Tuesday, August 29th - First day of classes 
  • Monday, September 4th - Labor Day (No Classes)
  • Tuesday, September 12th - Course selection period ends (The last day to add a class)
  • Thursday, October 12th - Sunday, October 15th - Fall Break (No Classes)
  • Monday, October 9th - Drop period ends (The last day to drop a class)
  • Friday, October 27th - Grade type change deadline (The last day to switch between Pass/Fail and Grade)
  • Monday, November 6th - Last day to withdraw from a course
  • Tuesday, November 21st - Follow the Thursday class schedule
  • Wednesday, November 22nd - Follow the Friday class schedule
  • Thursday, November 23rd - Sunday, November 26th - - Thanksgiving Break (No Classes)
  • Monday, December 11th - Last Day of Classes
  • Tuesday, December 12th - Wednesday, December 13th - Reading Days 
  • Calculus Common Final Exams: Posted on Path@Penn in the section details panel for each course
  • Registrar's Final Exam Website
  • The College Calendar
  • Penn's Three-Year Academic Calendar