FALL 99
MTH 141 Calculus I

Text: Hughes-Hallet, et. al., Calculus, (SECOND Edition)
Supplement: Cheung, et. al., Getting Started with Maple
Prerequisites: MTH 111 or equivalent
Calculators: A graphing calculator is required. (TI-85 recommended but others may be suitable too.)

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Course Information


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Introduction

MTH 141 is a demanding course for students who later may be using calculus professionally. Average students should expect to spend about 8 hours per week (2 hours per credit hour) outside of class on this course. Information and material for this course is available from the Web home page listed above. Consult it occasionally for updates.

We will use Maple V Release 5 in this course. Maple is a powerful mathematics software system. The Maple software is available in the campus computer labs. It can also be purchased from the RI Book Company at the Kingston Emporium at a special highly discounted price for use on your own personal computer. You will find more information about Maple below.

Students must have graphing calculators. We recommend the TI-85. Your instuctor will be able to help you and transfer programs for you to use with that calculator, but may not be able to assist you with other graphing calculators.

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Maple Notebooks for MTH 141

We will use Maple V Release 5 in this course. Maple is a powerful mathematics software system with which you can plot graphs, perform algebraic manipulations, do numerical calculations, and write programs. You will learn to use Maple in MTH141 and continue using it in further mathematics courses. Your calculus text came bundled with a book, Getting Started with Maple that will serve as a Maple reference and introduction. The Maple software is available in the campus computer labs and can be purchased from the RI Book Company at Kingston Emporium at a special highly discounted price for use on your personal computer.

Our work with Maple will be organized into Maple Worksheets which you will be able to download from this site at any of the URI computer labs or your home computer if you have a personal copy of the Maple software.

How to use Maple in URI computer labs

How to submit worksheets as homework.

If you have Maple on your computer you can configure your browser to launch Maple whenever you download a worksheet. You must indicate to your browser that a file with extension .mws should launch the application WMAPLE.EXE which is probably located at \MapleVR5\bin.wnt\. If you are using Internet Explorer, respond to the dialog box by indicating that you want to open the file from the current location. If you don't do this, follow the alternate procedure described in the instructions for "How to use Maple in URI computer labs."

Help with Maple is available at the Memorial Union computer lab, room 313, every Monday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., and Tuesday 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Look for a sign and Jesse Poulin will be there to help you.

Below is a list of downloadable Maple worksheets. These have been revised since last semester and given new names.