Mathematics Department - Math 151 - Calculus I for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Math 151 - Calculus I for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Math 151–152 is the introductory year course in the calculus sequence in New Brunswick for majors in the mathematical sciences, the physical sciences, and engineering.

  • The first semester, Math 151 or 153, presents the differential calculus of the elementary functions of a single real variable: the rational, trigonometric and exponential functions and their inverses; various applications via the Mean Value Theorem; and an introduction to the integral calculus.
  • The second semester, Math 152, continues the study of the integral calculus, with applications, and covers the theory of infinite series and power series, touching on differential equations and a few other topics as well.

Textbook, Fall 2015:
Beginning in Fall 2015, students in 151 will use the third edition of the textbook, bundled with WebAssign, in a custom edition available through NJ Books.

Jon Rogawski & Colin Adams, Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 3rd edition, plus WebAssign

    Purchase options:
  • Hardcover custom 3rd edition and WebAssign premium access code (for the duration of the 3rd edition).
    ISBN 978-1-319-04853-2
    NJ Books: $125.00.
  • E-book custom 3rd edition and WebAssign premium access code (for the duration of the 3rd edition)
    ISBN 978-1-319-04911-9
    NJ Books: $107.50
The 3rd edition is purchased with a WebAssign access code which will be used throughout the sequence 151-152-251. The publisher is unable to replace this code if it is lost, so be careful to retain it.

Fall 2015 information
for MATH 151:

Instructor/TA by section

Detailed Schedule of Classes

Course Schedule by sections: instructors, lectures and recitations. Includes archive for previous semesters.

Special Permission for Closed Sections of 151

To apply for special permission to enter a closed section, go to and click on "Special Permission for Mathematics Classes".

Further information about other special permission procedures for honors sections or for non-matriculated students will be found there as well.

Math 151-152 Page for Instructors (Password Protected)

Math 153

Math 153 is an intensive form of Math 151 with an extra meeting time, covering the same syllabus. Most of the information given here for Math 151 applies to Math 153 as well.

Math 135

The calculus sequence for most business, economics, and life science majors is 135 followed by 136 or 138. Any students planning to continue the study of mathematics beyond two semesters will need the sequence beginning with 151 and 152.

Math 151-152 in Summer Session

Math 151 and Math 152 have the same content and essentially the same format during summer session as during the fall or spring semesters. Workshops are part of these courses at any time of year, though during the summer there is no TA or peer mentor.

The summer versions of Math 151 and Math 152 do not have a common final exam, and instead each section has a final written by its own instructor. The links below to materials from previous semesters may be helpful in preparing for these exams.

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Disclaimer: Posted for informational purposes only

This material is posted by the faculty of the Mathematics Department at Rutgers New Brunswick for informational purposes. While we try to maintain it, information may not be current or may not apply to individual sections. The authority for content, textbook, syllabus, and grading policy lies with the current instructor.

Information posted prior to the beginning of the semester is frequently tentative, or based on previous semesters. Textbooks should not be purchased until confirmed with the instructor. For generally reliable textbook information—with the exception of sections with an alphabetic code like H1 or T1, and topics courses (197,395,495)—see the textbook list.

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