MATH 161 - Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)

  • 4 credits

Transcendental functions, integration techniques, polar coordinates, sequences and series, with mathematical software. Graphing calculator required.

This course has print-based exams that require a proctor. Exams may be taken at the University Testing Center at Colorado State University, or at an accredited College or University Testing Center in your area. To request to take your exam at an accredited testing site in your area, please submit a Proctor Identification Form at least two weeks prior to the first exam in the course.

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); MATH 159 (One Year Calculus IB (GT-MA1) or MATH 160 (Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1). 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 Steve Benoit (in your email, state that you are submitting transcripts to determine math placement), or (2) complete the Math Placement Exam.

Textbooks and Materials

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


  • Thomas' Calculus Custom Looseleaf, 13th Ed. (2014)
    Maurice Weir
    ISBN: 9781269875127

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


Steven Benoit

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