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MATH 160 - Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)

  • 4 credits

Limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration of elementary functions with applications; conic sections.

The course emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. Connections among representations are also emphasized.

This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Mathematics (Category 1B) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Mathematics (GT-MA1).


MATH 124 (Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1 B grade or better.); MATH 126 (Analytic Trigonometry (GT-MA1 B grade or better.); Credit allowed for only one of the following courses: MATH 141, MATH 155, or MATH 160.; Must register for lecture and laboratory.

Important Information

Prerequisites will be strictly enforced. Degree-seeking students: Course registration eligibility is determined based on official transcripts you submit during the admissions process. Nondegree-seeking students: To receive approval to complete this course (1) email unofficial transcripts to <ahref="">Steve Benoit (in your email, state that you are submitting transcripts to determine math placement), or (2) complete the <ahref="">Math Placement Tool.
For more information about this course, please contact Academic Success Coordinator, Paige Kanatous.

Textbooks and Materials

Section 801


  • Calculus: Single and Multivariable, 8th Ed. (2020)
    ISBN: 978-1119696551

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.

  • Distance students are not required to purchase access to Pearson's "MyMathLab" as part of their text purchase.


Steven Benoit

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