MTH 131 Applied Calculus I-Spring 1999

 Practice for Exam 2

Practice for Exam 3

Text: Preliminary ed. of Applied Calculus, by Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, et al.

Calculators: A graphing calculator is required. The following are approved calculators: TI-81, TI82, TI-83, TI-85, TI-86, Casio fx-7700GB, Sharp EL9200, Sharp EL9300, HP-48S, HP-48G.

About the course: This is a calculus course for students of life sciences and other areas. The main emphasis will be on the interpretation of calculus in numerical, graphical, algebraic as well as practical terms. The authors of the textbook have gone to great lengths to fill the book with many exciting, real-life examples which show how calculus concepts appear in life sciences and other areas. The main topics of the course are differentiation, integration and applications (most of chapters I-V of the textbook.)

Evaluation: All sections of this course will take the same exam.

There will be three exams given outside of class on Thursday evenings at 6:00 PM on the following dates: Feb 18, Mar 25, Apr 22. A comprehensive final exam will be given during the final exam period. Locations will be announced in class. Course grades will be calculated according to the following distribution:

Three exams at 100 points each..... 300 pts

Quizzes/homework/classwork*........100 pts

Final Exam........................................200 pts

TOTAL..........................................600 pts

* Note: your instructor will give details in class about quizzes, homework, and class work.

Tips for success: Read the textbook . An important part of your mathematical education is acquiring the knack of learning mathematics on your own, from books. You may not be used to reading mathematics texts, but you will be actively encouraged to read this one. Your instructor will let you know what to read for each meeting. By reading the text before class you will have a better chance of making good use of your time in class. Don't worry if you don't understand everything. Ask questions in class and read the material again later.

Come to Class . Your instructor will inform you of the attendance policy for your section.

Do the homework problems. The homework problems are the core of this course. An important purpose of the problems is to make you think through and master the ideas of the subject so that you can confidently apply your knowledge in new situations. You don't learn much from a problem you can do immediately. It is essential that you devote adequate time attempting to solve each assigned problem. Discipline yourself not to check the solution manual too quickly, be willing to spend an occasional half hour or more on a challenging problem. You may learn a great deal from honest hard work on a problem, even if you don't succeed in solving it. Read the text material before working on the problems.

The Exams will reflect the variety of the homework problems. Do not expect to be asked merely to solve homework problems with the numbers changed. The best way to prepare for the exams, and to develop confidence in your ability to solve problems, is to work on the homework problems as suggested. Your class may be slightly behind or ahead of the syllabus at any given time. Some problems may be done in class or as homework, as your instructor chooses.

MTH 131 Calendar and Syllabus-Fall 1998

JAN 19 1.1 1,4,5,7,8,10,13,16,17,21
1.2 1,4,5,6,8,12,18,23,24
1.4 1-4,7,8,12,14,15,18,22
JAN 25 early drop:Jan28 1.5 1,5,8,10,14,16,18,19
1.6 3,6,7,10,11,13
FEB 1 1.7 6,8,14,15,18,25,27
1.8 1,3,8,11,12,17,21,24,30
FEB 8 1.1 2,3,4,5,6,8,12,14
2.1 1-8
2.2 1-8,12,16,20,22
FEB 15 No Classes: Feb15 2.3 2,3,4,8,10,11,14
Mon classes meet Tues. REVIEW
FEB 22 2.4 1,2,5,6,8,12,14
2.5 1,3,5,6,7,8,9,11,12,16
MAR 1 2.6 1,2,3,6,8,12
4.1 1-19(ODD), 23,30,33,36,37
4.2 2,3,4,11
MAR 8 4.3 1-21(ODD), 23,30,33,36,37
4.4 P.86:  2,4,12,14,26,28
P.274:  1-31,37,38,39
MAR 22 EXAM 2: MAR 25 @ 6PM 4.5 2-21,23, SUPPLEMENT
MAR 29 5.1 1-5,7,11,12,16,26
5.2 1-8,11,13,16
APR 5 3.1 1-4,6,10
3.2 1,2,3,5,7,8,9,14,15,18
APR 12 3.3 1-8,11,13,15,19
3.5 1,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,16,17
APR 19 EXAM 3: APR 22 @ 6PM 3.6 1,2,3,6,8,9,10,11,12,13
P. 243:  8-11