Welcome to Algebra and Calculus! "The book of the universe is written in the language of mathematics." Galileo wrote this four hundred years ago, even before Newton and Leibniz discovered calculus. The statement is as valid today as ever: We use functions in all the sciences, and calculus allows us to analyze the functions and draw scientific conclusions. In this course we will prepare you for the rigors of the CIMS Calculus sequence. Specifically, you will work with a standard library of single variable functions in order to understand their algebraic and geometric properties. These functions will form the foundations of a mathematical toolbox on which you will rely throughout any future mathematics course. |