SPRING 99
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. (TI-85 recommended but others may be suitable too.)

MTH 141 News
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Course Information


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Introduction

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. It 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. Our work with Maple will be organized into Maple Worksheets that you can download from the web site and which are also available in the campus computer labs. These worksheets contain the information you need to get started using Maple. You will find more information below.

Students must have graphing calculators. We recommend the TI-85. Your instuctor will be able to help you and transfer programs for you to use with that calculator, but may not be able to assist you with other graphing calculators.

Exams and Evaluation

Three common hour tests will be given, Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 7:30, in the weeks indicated on the syllabus. They will account for 3/8 of the course grade. Sample tests for students' practice will be given prior to the hour tests. The seven Maple worksheets will count 1/8 of the grade. A common final exam counting 2/8 of the grade will be given at a time to be announced later. The remaining 2/8 of the grade will be based on class work (homework, quizzes, etc.) as determined by your instructor. Hopefully, each instructor will collect some homework. In any case, students should read the text, work the problems listed on the syllabus, and complete the Maple .mws worksheets. Final letter grades will reflect competence and will not be "curved" for this professional course. Passing is 60%.

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Maple Notebooks for MTH 141

We will use Maple V Release 5 in this course. Maple is a powerful mathematics software system with which you can plot graphs, perform algebraic manipulations, do numerical calculations, and write programs. You will learn to use Maple in MTH141 and continue using it in further mathematics courses. Your calculus text came bundled with a book, Getting Started with Maple that will serve as a Maple reference and introduction. 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.

Our work with Maple will be organized into Maple Worksheets which you will be able to download from this site and will also be available in the campus computer labs.

Click below to download an introductory worksheet. Save the file to either your hard drive (if you have Maple on your own computer) or a floppy disk if you will be using Maple elsewhere (most likely in one of the campus labs). You can then start Maple and open the saved file.

How to use Maple in URI computer labs

How to submit worksheets as homework.

Download introductory Maple Worksheet (intro41.mws) .

ADVICE ON MAPLE PRINTING IN CAMPUS LABS

Download "More on Plotting"(moreplot.mws)

Download "Rates of Change"(rates.mws)

Download "Using Derivatives"(usederive.mws)

Download "Optimization Problems:Finding fast routes"(optim.mws) .

Download "The Definite Integral"(defint.mws)

Download "First Order Differential Equations"(diffeqs.mws)

Download "Maple Summary"(summary.mws)

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.