University of Rhode Island    Department of Mathematics

MTH 142  Calculus II  Spring 2000

Text: Hughes-Hallet, et. al., Calculus (Second Edition) Section: Orlando Merino's home page Mary Ann Saadi's home page
Prerequisites: MTH 141 or equivalent Chris Teixeira's home page Lynn McGrath's home page John Fraleigh
Calculators: A graphing calculator is required Norman Finizio's home page Rebecca Sparks' home page
Syllabus and Schedule On the course Goals and Objectives
Evaluation Maple Info How to Submit Worksheets
How to use Maple at URI go to Math Center FAQ - Frequently asked questions

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Final Exam: Friday May 5, from 7 pm to 10 pm, BISC Auditorium

This second course in calculus assumes that 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 Projects. As in MTH 141, we will approach new ideas and problems from algebraic, graphical, and numerical points of view.

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 exams given outside of class, on Wednesday evenings at 6:00-7:30 PM, on February 16, March 22, and April 17. A comprehensive final exam will be given during the regular final exam period. Locations will be announced in class. Also, there will be three Modeling Projects that involve the use of Maple. The projects are due the week before each test. 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. Your instructor will give you more details.

Maple Information
We will continue the use Maple V Release 5 in this course. Maple is available in the campus computer labs. The professional version of Maple may 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 might be unfamiliar with Maple. 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 can be found in the course's web page.

Attendance policy, office hours, quizzing policy, homework policy, are section specific and will be announced by your instructor. Also, check the FAQ (frequently asked questions) section of the course's web site. Please note that the information printed here (and more) is available in the course's web site.