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

  • 4 credits
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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).

If you should have any questions about this course offering, please contact Academic Success Coordinator, Paige Kanatous, or Associate Chair for Foundational Mathematics, Steve Benoit, for more information.


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 Steve Benoit (include in your email you are submitting transcripts to determine math placement), or (2) complete the Math Placement Tool.

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.