Quantitative Reasoning (2 courses):
In today's world, arguments and claims often rely for support on scientific studies
and statistical evidence. Students should possess the mathematical and quantitative
skills to evaluate such evidence. Furthermore, students should possess the skills
both to recognize the quantitative dimension of problems and to use mathematical
reasoning to formulate and solve the problem. Finally, students need strong quantitative
skills because they are indispensable in managing everyday-life situations.

This requirement may be completed by either (1) taking
two math or statistics courses from the list that follows, or (2) taking one math course
from the list and one course designated in the undergraduate catalog as having a
quantitative component (QR). The course designated as having a quantitative
component may be within the student's major or an elective.

Math 113, 115, 117, 123, 125, 141, 142, 147, 148, 151, 152, 202, Stat 201, 207

**Course Description & Purpose:**
Math 125 is designed to introduce and explore the calculus of algebraic, exponential,
and logarithmic functions. The objective of the course is to familiarize the student with
the basic concepts and techniques of differential and integral calculus and their
applications in problem-solving. An intuitive understanding of concepts is stressed
over theory and rigorous proofs.

**Prerequisite(s):**
Satisfactory placement test score, or pass M119 or M130. Prerequisite requirements are
strictly enforced. For students who have recently completed Math 119 or Math 130, it is
recommended that they take Math 125 before taking Math 123.

**Calculators:**
A small scientific calculator is recommended for this course to aid arithmetic
computations and to approximate transcendental solutions. The use of cell phone calculators
and calculators with programming capability is forbidden in this course.

**Companion Websites:**
Enhanced WebAssign is used for online homework and as a study aid. The passkey comes
packaged with all new texts purchaced through the UT Bookstore or can be purchaced
separately. WebAssign will be accessed through Blackboard. WebAssign provides homework
assignments with text specific help and 24 hr. tech. support.
CengageBrain is a web site that offers alternate text access and additional study aids.

**Audience:**
The typical student in Math 125 is majoring in one of the following subjects:
business, economics, social science, agriculture, architecture, communications,
or human ecology (see the **Undergraduate Catalog** for details). This course will
**not** satisfy the calculus requirement for students who wish to major in
mathematics, physical sciences, engineering or computer science.

**Topics Include (but are not limited to): **
Rates of change, derivatives and interpretations of the derivative, techniques of
differentiation, marginal analysis, optimization, accumulated change and the definite
integral, the definite integral as area, antiderivatives, the Fundamental Theorem of
Calculus, applications of the integral, and techniques of integration (substitution).

**Adding/Changing Sections: **
Instructors **cannot** add students to a class. **All** schedule changes
must be made through Circle Park Online.