MTH 140: Foundations of Calculus

Note: If this course is being taught this semester, more information can be found at the course home page.

Cross Listed




This course is a prerequisite for

MTH 141


This course covers pre-calculus material and is intended for students lacking the algebra and trigonometry background necessary to perform successfully in MTH 141. After completing this course students are ready to take MTH 141. MTH140 cannot be taken after completing MTH141 or MTH161 or higher.

Topics covered

MTH 140 covers algebra and properties of polynomial, root, rational functions, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions.

See Comparing the Calculus Sequences.

The calculus courses which assume a firm foundation in high school trigonometry and algebra are