**MTH 131 Applied
Calculus I-Spring 1999**

__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**

WEEK | EVENTS | SECTION | SUGGESTED PROBLEMS |

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 | ||

EXAM 1: FEB18@6PM | |||

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 15 | SPRING BREAK | ||

MAR 22 | EXAM 2: MAR 25 @ 6PM | 4.5 | 2-21,23, SUPPLEMENT |

LATE DROP: MAR 22 | REVIEW | ||

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 | |||

REVIEW | |||

APR 26 | HANDOUT | ||

REVIEW | |||

MAY 3 | LAST CLASS: MAY 4 | REVIEW | |