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Course Prerequisites

Below you may find the details about the prerequisites for each Distance Calculus course.

Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University requires that student applicants to the program submit an academic transcript demonstrating satisfaction of the prerequisite course prior to enrollment. [Note: To complete enrollment in a Distance Calculus course, an unofficial academic transcript is sufficient; an official must be ordered from your previous academic institution and sent to Roger Williams University prior to completion of your course.]


MATH 136: Precalculus [4 credit hours]

Course Description: The focus of this course is on functions, which are of central importance in Calculus. Topics include definitions, properties, and applications of algebraic, inverse, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions.

Prerequisite: High School Algebra
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Math 207: Applied Calculus [3 credit hours]

Course Description: This course covers fundamental notions of differentiation and integration of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions, with problems drawn from principally from business situations. Topics include optimization, related rates, and simple applications and methods of integration. While covering traditional analytic methods, this course also emphasizes graphical and numerical approaches. This course may not be taken for credit by mathematics majors, minors or core concentrators. No credit will be given to students who have previously received credit for MATH 213. (3 credits)

Prerequisite: High School Algebra
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Math 213: Calculus I [4 credit hours]

Course Description: Covers the differential calculus of a single variable and introduces integration. Topics include limits and continuity, differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions, applications of derivatives to rates of change, optimization, and curve sketching, and the Fundamental Theorem. The laboratory component involves use of computer algebra software. (4 credits)

Prerequisite: Precalculus with Trigonometry
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Math 214: Calculus II [4 credit hours]

Course Description: Covers the integral calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions and its applications. Topics include elementary differential equations, computation of areas, volumes, work and other physical quantities, integration techniques, improper integrals, and infinite series. The laboratory component Involves use of computer algebra software.

Prerequisite: Calculus I
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MATH 351: Multivariable Calculus [4 credit hours]

Course Description: Introduces functions of several variables including partial differentiation; multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, and the theorems of Green, Gauss, and Stokes.

Prerequisite: Calculus II
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MATH 317: Differential Equations [3 credit hours]

Course Description: Studies methods of solution of ordinary differential equations with applications in science and engineering. Extensive use is made of the method of Laplace transforms.

Prerequisite: Calculus II
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MATH 331: Linear Algebra [3 credit hours]

Course Description: Presents matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvectors and eigenvalues, diagonalization, solution of systems of linear equations by the Gauss-Jordan method, and applications.

Prerequisite: Calculus II
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MATH 315: Probability Theory [3 credit hours]

Course Description: Emphasizes probability, probability density functions, distributions, statistical inferences and estimation, correlation, and regression.

Prerequisite: Calculus II
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