**faculty**

# Melvyn Huff

## Assistant Teaching Professor

### Mathematics

## Contact

508-999-9171

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Liberal Arts 396E

## Teaching

## Programs

### Programs

## Teaching

### Courses

An intensive study of advanced algebra and trigonometry. Topics include: linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, modeling and graphing these functions, and the effects of affine transformations on the graphs of functions. This course prepares students for the study of Calculus I (MTH 151 or MTH 153), which is required for majors in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Mathematical/Computational Biology. This course fulfills the general Calculus I prerequisites for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Mathematical/Computational Biology majors who matriculated prior to Fall 2012 and has been approved by University Studies Curriculum for students matriculating in Fall 2012 or later.

An intensive study of advanced algebra and trigonometry. Topics include: linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, modeling and graphing these functions, and the effects of affine transformations on the graphs of functions. This course prepares students for the study of Calculus I (MTH 151 or MTH 153), which is required for majors in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Mathematical/Computational Biology. This course fulfills the general Calculus I prerequisites for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Mathematical/Computational Biology majors who matriculated prior to Fall 2012 and has been approved by University Studies Curriculum for students matriculating in Fall 2012 or later.

An intensive study of differential calculus and its applications, and an introduction to integrals, Topics include: limits, continuity, indeterminate forms, differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions, implicit and logarithmic differentiation, and applications to science and engineering. This is the first semester of the standard calculus sequence designed for students interested in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Mathematical/Computational Biology. This course fulfills the general education core requirements for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Mathematical/Computational Biology majors who matriculated prior to Fall 2012 and has been approved by University Studies Curriculum for students matriculating in Fall 2012 or later.

An intensive study of differential calculus and its applications, and an introduction to integrals, Topics include: limits, continuity, indeterminate forms, differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions, implicit and logarithmic differentiation, and applications to science and engineering. This is the first semester of the standard calculus sequence designed for students interested in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Mathematical/Computational Biology. This course fulfills the general education core requirements for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Mathematical/Computational Biology majors who matriculated prior to Fall 2012 and has been approved by University Studies Curriculum for students matriculating in Fall 2012 or later.

An intensive study of the techniques and applications of integration and infinite series. Topics include: techniques of integration and its application, improper integrals, infinite series (including convergence tests, the interval of convergence for power series, and Taylor series), and parametric equations and polar coordinates. This is the second semester of the standard calculus sequence designed for students interested in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Mathematical/Computational Biology. This course fulfills the general education core requirements for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Mathematical/Computational Biology majors who matriculated prior to Fall 2012 and has been approved by University Studies Curriculum for students matriculating in Fall 2012 or later.

An intensive study of the techniques and applications of integration and infinite series. Topics include: techniques of integration and its application, improper integrals, infinite series (including convergence tests, the interval of convergence for power series, and Taylor series), and parametric equations and polar coordinates. This is the second semester of the standard calculus sequence designed for students interested in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Mathematical/Computational Biology. This course fulfills the general education core requirements for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Mathematical/Computational Biology majors who matriculated prior to Fall 2012 and has been approved by University Studies Curriculum for students matriculating in Fall 2012 or later.

An intensive study of the techniques and applications of integration and infinite series. Topics include: techniques of integration and its application, improper integrals, infinite series (including convergence tests, the interval of convergence for power series, and Taylor series), and parametric equations and polar coordinates. This is the second semester of the standard calculus sequence designed for students interested in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Mathematical/Computational Biology. This course fulfills the general education core requirements for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Mathematical/Computational Biology majors who matriculated prior to Fall 2012 and has been approved by University Studies Curriculum for students matriculating in Fall 2012 or later.

An intensive study of differential calculus and its applications, and an introduction to integrals. Topics include: limits, continuity, indeterminate forms, differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions, implicit and logarithmic differentiation, integration by substitution, the applications of calculus in science and engineering, and the use of technological tools (such as graphing calculator and computer algebra systems). This is the first semester of the standard calculus sequence designed for Physics and Engineering majors in the integrated engineering curriculum. With your advisor's consent, this course may be repeated as MTH 151. This course fulfills the general education core requirements for Physics and Engineering majors who matriculated prior to Fall 2012 and has been approved by University Studies Curriculum for students matriculating in Fall 2012 or later.

An intensive study of differential calculus and its applications, and an introduction to integrals. Topics include: limits, continuity, indeterminate forms, differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions, implicit and logarithmic differentiation, integration by substitution, the applications of calculus in science and engineering, and the use of technological tools (such as graphing calculator and computer algebra systems). This is the first semester of the standard calculus sequence designed for Physics and Engineering majors in the integrated engineering curriculum. With your advisor's consent, this course may be repeated as MTH 151. This course fulfills the general education core requirements for Physics and Engineering majors who matriculated prior to Fall 2012 and has been approved by University Studies Curriculum for students matriculating in Fall 2012 or later.

## Research

### Research interests

- Mathematics education