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Develops continuous ideas of calculus with particular emphasis on concepts as opposed to computational aspects of calculus. Specific topics include decimal representation of real numbers, sequences, series, and limits; differentiation to find speed, slopes of curves, and tangents; integration to find volumes and distances and area under curves. Optimization problems including maximization of area and volume, and modeling of these concepts. Graphing techniques supported by theory of calculus and graphing utilities such as TI-83 calculator or computer software such as Maple. Notes: Background in mathematics desirable but not necessary. Some topics from college algebra will be reviewed in class, but thorough understanding of high school algebra and trigonometry expected. Offered by Mathematics. May not be repeated for credit.