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.

Help with Maple is available, starting February 1st, at the Memorial Union Computer Lab, room 313, Mondays 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays 2:00 p.m. to 5:00, and Thursdays 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Look for a sign and Jesse Poulin will be there to help you.

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Course Information

To reach your instructor, check the lists of Math Faculty .... Math Graduate students


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. The full professional edition of Maple Release 5.1 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. Your instuctor will be able to help you and transfer programs for you to use with TI-85 or TI-86, but may not be able to assist you with other graphing calculators. Make sure you have a manual for your particular calculator.

 Calendar and Syllabus   A printed version of Calendar and Syllabus will be given to you by your instructor in class.

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Maple Notebooks for MTH 141

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 will be available at the Memorial Union computer lab, room 313, as soon as the semester starts. Watch this page for a schedule.

Below is a list of downloadable Maple worksheets.