FALL 2000
MTH 141 Calculus I

Text:  Hughes-Hallet,et. al., Calculus, 2nd Edition
Supplement: Cheung, et. al., Getting Started with Maple
Prerequisites: MTH 111 or equivalent
Calculators: A graphing calculator is required.

MTH 141 News 
  Exam 3 is scheduled on Thursday, Nov.30, 6 pm-7:30 pm. Sections 2,3,4,5/92,6,8/93,10  
  meet in CHAF 271; sections 1,7 meet in CHAF 277. 

 The Final Exam is scheduled for Friday, December 15, 3 pm - 6 pm, in Chafee 271.

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Maple Help Information

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Course Information

MTH 141 is a demanding course for students who may later be using calculus professionally. In order to succeed in the course, you will have to work systematically and hard.

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Exams and Evaluation

There will be three evening exams during the semester, common for all sections. The first exam is scheduled on Thursday, Oct. 5, 6 pm -7:30 pm, Exam 2 on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 6 pm-7:30 pm, Exam 3 on Thursday, Nov.30, 6 pm-7:30 pm. Location for each section is listed in the box above. A comprehensive final exam is scheduled for Friday, December 15, 3 pm - 6 pm, in Chafee 271. Each evening exam is worth 100 points. The final exam is worth 200 points. Classwork, including quizzes, homework, and any work your instructor may assign, is worth 100 points. Your Maple assignments will be worth 100 points. As explained in the next section, Maple is a powerful mathematical software that we will use in this course.

Maple Assignments

Maple is a powerful computer algebra system that can perform the most complicated calculations and draw spectacular graphics at the touch of the button. Knowledge of software like Maple should help you in your future professional career as well as in understanding material in calculus.

Our work with Maple will be organized into Maple Worksheets. You will be able to download the worksheets from this web page at any of the URI computer labs or to your home computer if you have a personal copy of Maple. Student Edition of Maple 6 is readily available at bookstores and over the Internet. The student edition is reasonably priced and you may choose to purchase it for your convenience. If you already have a copy of Maple Release 5, you will be able to use it. We will make sure that our worksheets are compatible with Release 5.

There will be help with Maple available at one or more of the URI computer labs. The hours and names of people who will be helping you will be posted on this page as soon as they are scheduled. We will also set up a system that will allow you to submit your Maple homework electronically.

Maple Worksheets

Below are instructions that you may find helpful when getting started with your first Maple assignment.

Below is a list of Maple worksheets for Calculus I. Your instructor will decide and tell you which of them will be assigned as your Maple homework.

If you open a worksheet with Maple 6, the program will ask you if you want the worksheet updated to Release 6 of Maple. Click on "YES".