Course Information and Syllabus, Summer 1999
Text: HughesHallet et al. Calculus
Prerequisites: MTH 141
Exams and Grading: There will be three exams and some quizzes.
THREE HOUR TESTS: 45 percent
QUIZZES AND CLASSWORK: 25 percent
FINAL EXAM: 30 percent
Calculators and computers: You will need a programmable graphing calculator. I strongly recommend the TI92 if you do not already own a graphing calculator. In the case you already have one any of TI8* will do the job, though TI85 will be the best choice. Programs needed for the course will be distributed . You are encouraged to use the CAS (computer algebra system) such as MAPLE, THEORIST etc. or online programs that can be found on Internet. We will give brief introduction to such kind of resources.
Introduction and advice: We will mainly cover Chapters 710. We are continuing with the same text. Otherwise you may find the text and approach different from what you experienced in your first semester calculus course. In particular, you may find a greater emphasis on graphical and numerical thinking, and more use of graphing calculators.
The main goals of MTH 142 are
The most important advice is simple: Read the textbook! An important part of your mathematical education is acquiring the knack of learning mathematics on your own, from books. 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.
The other important advice is also simple: Come to the class!
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 will 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. It is important that you give these problems adequate time and effort.
Maple Information
We will continue the use Maple V Release 5 in this course. 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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you did not take MTH 141 at URI last
semester you will probably be unfamiliar with Maple. Our work with Maple
is organized into Maple Worksheets which you will be able to download from
this site and will also be available in the campus computer labs. The introductory
worksheet combined with the Getting Started with Maple book that came with
your text should be enough to help you begin your work. If you would like
to review the first semester
worksheets click on the link below.
Instructor: Dr. M. Kulenovic, Tyler 224,
Ph. 8744436
email: kulenm@math.uri.edu
Office hours: T,Th: 56.
Time: T,Th: 68:45 Room: Sheperd 445
Syllabus







































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We will cover about three sections from the above listing
per week. Each week except first we will have either quiz or exam which
will be of open end type.