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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).


Calculus Volume 2 2nd Edition. Tom Apostol

Contents of course:

  • Linear algebra: vectors, matrices, systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
  • Ordinary differential equations: linear differential equations, systems of differential equations.
  • Calculus of scalar and vector fields: functions of several variables, applications of differential calculus, line integrals, multiple integrals, surface integrals.

Detailed syllabus

Math 260 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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