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Course Description

This is an honors version of Math 240. 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 116. 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).

Textbook:

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 260 Old Final Exams


Important Dates

  • Wednesday January 16 - First Day of Classes (Follow Monday schedule)
  • Monday January 21 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No Classes)
  • Monday February 4 - Course Selection Period Ends (Last Day to Add)
  • Friday February 22 - Drop Period Ends
  • Saturday March 2 - Sunday March 10 - Spring Break
  • Friday April 5 - Last day to withdraw from a course
  • Friday April 19 - Good Friday
  • Friday April 19 - Saturday April 27 - Passover
  • Wednesday May 1 - Last Day of Classes
  • Thursday May 2 - Sun May 5 - Reading Days
  • Calculus Common Final Exams: Math 103, 104, 114, 115, 240, 241
    Friday May 10th 12-2pm
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