First Year Information

This is supplementary information for Fall.

MAT102H5 - This course is required for students who wish to take higher level Mathematics and Computer Science courses. It bridges the gap between high school and university mathematics by introducing students to the techniques of theorem proving.

MAT133Y5 - This is calculus and linear algebra for students committed to the Commerce Program. It cannot be used as a prerequisite for any other math course and counts as a Social Science distribution credit, not a Science distribution credit. (Students in Commerce or Economics who want to do a Major or Minor in a mathematical subject should take MAT135Y instead of MAT133Y.) The prerequisites are Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus (MCB4U) and Geometry and Discrete Mathematics (MGA4U)/Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U).

MAT134Y5 - This course is designed for students in Biology. The applications of calculus considered in this course are primarily in the life sciences. Students who subsequently become interested in further study in Mathematics may use this course instead of MAT135Y for prerequisite purposes.

MAT135Y5 - This is the standard course taken by most first year UofTM students. Applications of calculus to all the sciences and within mathematics are studied. Large lecture sections are complemented by small tutorial groups. The prerequisite is MCB4U.

MAT137Y5 - This is the course taken by students who know when they enter university that they want to specialize in Mathematical Sciences or a related field. Geometry and physical intuition are emphasized but attention is also given to the Theoretical Foundations of Calculus. One-variable calculus is covered in depth. The prerequisites are Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus (MCB4U), Geometry and Discrete Mathematics (MGA4U), and good study habits.

The complete calculus sequence consists of MAT134Y5/135Y5/137Y5/MAT157Y5/MAT257Y5, MAT232H5, and MAT236H5.





MAT102H at UTM has no precise equivalent on the St. George campus. The course CSC165H has a somewhat similar purpose.
MAT133Y is offered on both campuses.
MAT134Y has generally similar mathematical content to MAT135Y.
MAT135Y is offered on both campuses.
MAT137Y is offered on both campuses.