# New Courses

## Beginning Fall 2011:

Math 116 Essentials of Calculus – 1 Credit, Offered Fall & Winter Semesters – Both 1st and 2nd Blocks

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will be offered in 7 weeks on the block schedule. Review of algebra, graph of line, slope. Limits and derivatives (standard functions, compositions of such functions), derivative for polynomials, exponentials, logarithms. Product, quotient and chain rule. Optimization (extrema), application to business problems. Newton's method.

http://www.math.byu.edu/wiki/

Math 118 Finite Mathematics – 3 Credits, Offered Fall & Winter Semesters

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Language of set theory, counting and combinations.

Probability theory, elementary stochastic processes, conditional probabilities. Repeated experiments, random variables, expectation, variance, linear equations, matrix algebra, application to economics or similar. Linear programming. Markov chains including applications.

http://www.math.byu.edu/wiki/

## Math Course Change

Math 119: Introduction to Calculus will only be available through Independent Study __beginning Fall 2011__.

## Advisor

Please see your advisor regarding these new math courses and the change for Math 119.

Here is how to find your Advisor:

For Declared Majors go to: http://saas.byu.edu/

For Undeclared Majors go to: http://ccc.byu.edu//uac

### Letter Sent to Students

March 10, 2011

Dear Students,

We would like to inform all students of a change in classes offered by the Mathematics Department. In order to better meet the changing needs of students in a variety of disciplines, we will be offering two new courses beginning Fall 2011: Math 116 and Math 118 (a description is provided below).

Please note that Math 119, Introduction to Calculus, will not be offered on campus starting Fall 2011, although it will continue to be offered through Independent Study.

Instead of Math 119, most students majoring in Life Sciences will probably want to take Math 112, while students in business-related majors will most likely want to take Math 118, and possibly, Math 116 as well. Math 110, College Algebra, will be a pre-requisite for all of these classes.

ALL students are advised to discuss these changes with their Academic Advisor(s).

New Course Descriptions:

Title: Math 116 Essentials of Calculus – 1 Credit, Offered Fall & Winter Semesters

Course Description: This course will be offered in 7 weeks on the block schedule. Review of algebra, graph of line, slope. Limits and derivatives (standard functions, compositions of such functions), derivative for polynomials, exponentials, logarithms. Product, quotient and chain rule. Optimization (extrema), application to business problems. Newton's method.

Title: Math 118 Finite Mathematics – 3 Credits, Offered Fall & Winter Semesters

Course Description: Language of set theory, counting and combinations.

Probability theory, elementary stochastic processes, conditional probabilities. Repeated experiments, random variables, expectation, variance, linear equations, matrix algebra, application to economics or similar. Linear programming. Markov chains including applications.

How to Find your Advisor:

For Declared Majors go to: http://saas.byu.edu/

For Undeclared Majors go to: http://ccc.byu.edu//uac

For information you can visit: http://math.byu.edu/home/newcourses

We hope that you will find these courses helpful. Thank you for your time and attention to this announcement.

Sincerely,