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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

  • Wednesday, January 12th - First day of classes (All online)
  • Monday, January 17th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No Classes)
  • Monday, January 24th - In-person classes resume
  • Tuesday, January 25th - Course selection period ends (Last day to add a class)
  • Monday, February 21st - Drop period ends (Last day to drop a class)
  • Saturday, March 5th - Sunday, March 13th -  Spring Break (No Classes)
  • Friday, March 18th - Grade type change deadline (Last Day to switch between Pass/Fail and Grade)
  • Monday, March 28th - Last day to withdraw from a course
  • Wednesday, April 27th - Last Day of Classes
  • Thursday, April 28th - Sunday, March 1st - Reading Days 
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