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Course Description

This is an honors version of Math 114. 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. Like Math 114, the course assumes familiarity with the material in Math 103 and Math 104. Math 116 is followed by Math 260, an honors version of Math 240. 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).


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

Contents of course:

  • Foundations of Calculus: rigorous review of the real and complex numbers, limits and continuity, differentiation and integration
  • Vector Algebra and its Applications
  • Calculus of Vector-valued Functions
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Linear Spaces, Inner Product Spaces
  • Linear Transformations and Matrices

Detailed syllabus

Home pages: including homework

Math 116 Old Final Exams

Important Dates

  • Tuesday August 29 - First Day of Classes
  • Monday September 4 - Labor Day (No Classes)
  • Monday September 18 - Course Selection Period Ends
  • Thursday September 21-Friday September 22 - Rosh Hashana
  • Thursday October 5 - Sunday October 8 - Fall Break (No classes)
  • Monday October 9 - Drop Period Ends
  • Friday November 10 - Last day to withdraw from a course
  • Tuesday November 21 - Classes follow Thursday schedule
  • Wednesday November 22 - Classes follow Friday schedule¬†
  • Thursday November 23-26 - Thanksgiving Break (No classes)
  • Monday December 11 - Last Day of Classes
  • Tuesday December 12-Wednesday December 13 - Reading Days
  • Calculus Common Final Exams: Math 103, 104, 114, 115, 240, 241
    Thursday December 14th, 9:00-11:00am
  • Fall 2017 Final Exams (registrar's listing)
  • The College Calendar
  • Penn's Three-Year Academic Calendar