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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

  • Tuesday, August 30th - First day of classes 
  • Monday, September 5th - Labor Day (No Classes)
  • Tuesday, September 13th - Course selection period ends (The last day to add a class)
  • Thursday, October 6th - Sunday, October 9th - Fall Break (No Classes)
  • Monday, October 10th - Drop period ends (The last day to drop a class)
  • Friday, October 28th - Grade type change deadline (The last day to switch between Pass/Fail and Grade)
  • Monday, November 7th - Last day to withdraw from a course
  • Tuesday, November 22nd - Follow the Thursday class schedule
  • Wednesday, November 23rd - Follow the Friday class schedule
  • Thursday, November 24th - Sunday, November 27th - - Thanksgiving Break (No Classes)
  • Monday, December 12th - Last Day of Classes
  • Tuesday, December 13th - Wednesday, December 14th - Reading Days 
  • Calculus Common Final Exams: TBA
  • Fall 2022 Final Exams (registrar's listing)
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  • Penn's Three-Year Academic Calendar