University of Rhode Island    Department of Mathematics

MTH 142  Calculus II  Fall 1999

Text: Hughes-Hallet, et. al., Calculus, (Second Edition) Instructors:
Prerequisites: MTH 141 or equivalent Wu (Section 1)Eaton (Section 2),
Calculators: A graphing calculator is required Merino (Section 3) , Texeira (Section 4)

Syllabus and Schedule
 Introduction  Objectives  Evaluation
 Maple Information How to submit worksheets How to use maple at URI labs
Download Maple Worksheets 
Help with Maple is available! Click here for the information
Final Exam: Tuesday, Dec. 21, 8-11 a.m., Quinn Aud.
Practice for Test 1
Practice for Test 2
Practice for Test 3

EXAMS INFORMATION (all sections)

  Exam 1 : Oct. 6, 6-7:30 p.m., Independence Auditorium

  Exam 2 : Nov. 3, 6-7:30 p.m., Biological Sciences BISC Auditorium

  Exam 3 : Dec. 1, 6-7:30 p.m., Biological Sciences BISC Auditorium

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.

This course is a second course in calculus which assumes you know and can use the basic ideas covered in MTH 141.  It is a 4 credit course, and a challenging one. You should plan on spending about 7-8 hours per week, outside of class, working problems, reading the text, and working on Maple worksheets. As in MTH 141, we will approach new ideas and problems from algebraic, graphical, and numerical points of view.

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

Calculate integrals using a variety of algebraic and numerical techniques.
Solve problems in geometry, physics and probability using integrals.
Understand how differential equations are used to model phenomena in the sciences, and how to solve simple differential equations by graphical, numerical and algebraic techniques.
Calculate approximations to functions using the concepts of Taylor and Fourier expansions.
Determine properties of convergence of numerical and power series.

There will be three exams given outside of class, on wednesday evenings at 6:00-7:30 PM, on October 6, November 3 and December 1. A comprehensive final exam will be given during the regular final exam period. Locations will be announced in class. The course grade will be computed as follows:

Course grade =  ( 100 E1 + 100 E2 + 100 E3 + 200 FE + 100 MW + 100 CW ) / 700

Key: E1 = Exam 1, E2 = Exam 2, E3 = Exam 3, FE = Final Exam, MW = Maple Worksheets, CW = Class Work.  Class Work may include collected homework, quizzes, or special projects.

Maple Information
We will continue the use Maple V Release 5 in this course. 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.

If you did not take MTH 141 at URI last semester you will probably be unfamiliar with Maple. Our work with Maple is organized into Maple Worksheets which you will be able to download from the course's site to any computer in the campus computer labs, or to your personal computer if you have Maple software.
There is an introductory worksheet which combined with the Getting Started with Maple book that came with your text should be enough to help you begin your work.  Instructions for using Maple in labs and submitting homework can be found in the course's web page ( ).