01:640:151 - Calculus I for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences

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.

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If you took Math 151 in the Fall 2019 semester and you are looking for material about the course you took, see this page.

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