Math 151 (Calculus I for Math and Physical Sciences) is the first semester of the first year calculus sequence at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Math 151 covers 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.
Most sections of Math 151 have three class meetings per week: two lectures and one workshop. The lecture is where new material is covered by the course lecturer. The workshop is a smaller class meeting with a Teaching Assistant (TA), where students work in-depth on problems in groups, and will be asked to write up one or more of the problems that they have worked on. Also, a quiz will be given during most workshop sessions.
For Spring 2020 online instruction:
- Midterm Exam 2 will be administered online during the period Wednesday April 22 at 12pm through Thursday April 23 at 12pm. Details will be provided by each lecturer
- The Final Exam will be administered online during a 24-hour window that ends on Thursday, May 7 at 7:00pm
- There will not be a Midterm Exam 3
The final exam for all sections will be on Thursday, May 7, and will be administered online. Details about the online administration will be announced late in the semester.
Here is where you may find other information about the course:
- See the syllabus for information about: (Note: updated Spring 2020 for online instruction)
- The required textbook and online homework system
- Midterm and final exams
- The Derivatives Assessment (or "Derivatives Quiz") (new for Spring 2020!)
- Course prerequisites
- General course policies
- How your exams, homework, and quizzes are weighted in your final grade calculation
- All students will take the RU Ready Test (RURT) during their second workshop meeting. For information about the RU Ready Test, read this page. For a set of practice problems for the Calculus I RU Ready Test, go here.
- See the lecture and homework schedule for a list topics covered by the course, and for the official list of textbook homework problems. (Note: updated Spring 2020 for online instruction.)
- To see how your letter grade will be calculated at the end of the course from your weighted average, read this document.
- Sapling Plus is our online homework system. To sign in to your Sapling account (or to create one), go to www.saplinglearning.com/login.
- All sections have a Canvas site, which is where you will see your grades and turn in your workshop assignments. You may access Canvas at https://canvas.rutgers.edu/.
- Video lectures on certain topics are available on the Rutgers Math 151 YouTube Channel.
- Some guidelines for writing workshops can be found here.
- Review materials for the Derivatives Assessment:
- Exam review materials:
- Exam 1:
- Exam 2:
- Final Exam:
If you took Math 151 in the Fall 2019 semester and you are looking for material about the course you took, see this page.