Fall 2023

Calculus with Algebra

Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-105


Ivan Contreras (Sections 01 and 01F)


MATH 105 and 106 are designed for students whose background and algebraic skills are inadequate for the fast pace of MATH 111. In addition to covering the usual material of beginning calculus, these courses will have an extensive review of algebra and trigonometry. There will be a special emphasis on solving word problems.

MATH 105 starts with a quick review of algebraic manipulations, inequalities, absolute values and straight lines. Then the basic ideas of calculus—limits, derivatives, and integrals—are introduced, but only in the context of polynomial and rational functions. As various applications are studied, the algebraic techniques involved will be reviewed in more detail. When covering related rates and maximum-minimum problems, time will be spent learning how to approach, analyze and solve word problems. Four class meetings per week, one of which is an 80-minute group-work day.

Note: While MATH 105 and 106 are sufficient for any course with a MATH 111 requisite, MATH 105 alone is not. However, students who plan to take MATH 121 should consider taking MATH 105 and then MATH 111, rather than MATH 106. Students cannot register for both MATH 105 and CHEM 151 in the same semester.

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Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Problem sets, In-class group work, In-class quizzes or exams.

MATH 105 - LEC

Section 01
M 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM SMUD 207
W 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM SMUD 207
F 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM SMUD 207

MATH 105 - DIS

Section 01F
Th 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM SMUD 206

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

Section(s) ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
All Single Variable Calculus (8th Edition) Boston, MA: Cengage Learning, 2015 Stewart, James TBD
All Just-in-Time Algebra and Trigonometry for Calculus, 4th edition Pearson Mueller, Brent TBD


Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023, Fall 2024