University of Rhode Island    Department of Mathematics

MTH 142  Calculus II  Fall 2002
Intermediate Calculus with Analytic Geometry

Text  Hughes-Hallet, et. al., Calculus (THIRD Edition)
Prerequisites  MTH 141 or equivalent
Calculators  A graphing calculator is required
  Dr. Orlando Merino,, 874-4442, Tyler Hall 220
  Dr. J. Wicks,, 874-9067, Tyler Hall 212
  Dr. W. Briden,, 874-9067, Tyler Hall 212
Syllabus and Schedule How to succeed Goals and Objectives
Evaluation Maple Info FAQ - Frequently asked questions
Math Cyber Lab Hours Calculator Programs  Electronic submission of Maple homework
Practice for Test 1 html pdf Practice for Test 2 PDF Practice for Test 3
Maple Proj. 1
( html ) ( pdf ) ( help )
Maple Project 2  ( pdf ) Maple Project 3 
Applet Link Handout 1 Fourier Classroom Demo (Maple worksheet)

    Exam 3: Tuesday December 3, 6-7:30 pm, BISC Auditorium

    FINAL EXAM: Friday December 13, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., BISC AUDITORIUM.

This second course in calculus assumes that you know and can use the basic ideas covered in MTH 141.  As in MTH 141, we will approach new ideas and problems from algebraic, graphical, and numerical points of view.

How to succeed in MTH142

Goals and Objectives.

The goals are to have you develop symbol manipulation skills, mathematical modelling skills, skills in the use of technology to treat mathematical problems, an understanding of the language of calculus, and an appreciation for the uses of calculus in the sciences.

At the conclusion of this semester you should be able to:

1. Calculate integrals using a variety of algebraic and numerical techniques.
2. Solve problems in geometry, physics and probability using integrals.
3. Solve first order ordinary differential equations by graphical, numerical and algebraic techniques, and to set up mathematical models for problems in the sciences.
4. Calculate approximations to functions using the concepts of Taylor and Fourier expansions.
5. Determine properties of convergence of numerical and power series.
6. Treat problems involving modeling, algebraic calculations and numerical calculations by using technology (Maple, graphing calculators).

There will be three Modeling Projects that involve the use of Maple. The course grade will be computed as follows:

Course grade = ( 100 E1 + 100 E2 + 100 E3 + 200 FE + 100 MP + 200 CW ) / 800

Key: E1 = Exam 1, E2 = Exam 2, E3 = Exam 3, FE = Final Exam, MP = Maple/Modeling Projects, CW = Class Work. 
Class Work may include collected homework, quizzes, or other. Exams will be given outside normal class time, at 6 p.m. on the following dates: Tuesday October 1st, Tuesday November 5th, and Tuesday December 3rd. Location will be announced later.

Maple Information
We will continue the use Maple in this course. The Maple software is available in most computer labs at both URI Kingston and Providence sites.

If you did not take MTH 141 at URI last semester you might be unfamiliar with Maple. There is an introductory worksheet at , which combined with the Getting Started with Maple book that came with your text should be enough to help you begin your work.  There is also the Mathematics Department's Cyber Lab, located at 101 Tyler Hall, which is staffed with Maple helpers whenever it is open.

Attendance,quizzes, homework
Policy on attendance, quizzes and homework will be announced in class. Also, check the FAQ (frequently asked questions) section of the course's web site, where you will find information about Incomplete Grade, Second Grade Option, etc.

Special Accomodations
Students who need special accomodations and who have documentation from disability services  should make arrangements with their instructor as soon as possible

URI Civility Policy
Teachers at the University of Rhode Island are committed to developing and actively protecting a class environment in which respect must be shown to everyone in order to facilitate the expression, testing, understanding, and creation of a variety of ideas and opinions. Rude, sarcastic, obscene or disrespectful speech and disruptive behavior have a negative impact on everyone's learning and are considered unacceptable. The instructor will have disruptive persons removed from the class.