|| Hughes-Hallet, et. al., Calculus (Fourth
|| MTH 141 or equivalent|
This second course
in calculus assumes that you know and can use the basic ideas covered in MTH
141. As in MTH 141, we will approach new ideas and problems from
algebraic, graphical, and numerical points of view.
How to succeed
- Spend about 8 hours per week, outside of class,
working problems, reading the text, and working on Projects. Sometime during
the first week of class, set up your weekly schedule so that specific days and
times are reserved for working out math problems.
- Buy a notebook where you will write solutions to all
the recommended problems.
- Save all quizzes, handouts, and any other work. Use
them to prepare yourself for tests.
- Establish a group of fellow students to work
- Come to class every time! Skipping class, even
only a couple of times, will translate into a lower course grade.
- If you come to office hours, make sure you bring your
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
- 1. Calculate integrals using a variety of algebraic
and numerical techniques.
- 2. Solve problems in geometry, physics and probability
- 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
There will be three evening exams on Thursdays, 6 pm - 7:30 pm, common for all
Location for each section will be listed in the box above. A comprehensive final exam
will be common for all sections. The time and place will be announced. Each evening
exam is worth 100 points. The final exam is worth 250 points. Classwork,
including quizzes and homework as determined by your instructor, is worth
100 points. Your Maple assignments will be worth 50 points.
The course grade will be computed as
We will continue the use Maple in this
course. The Maple software is available in most computer labs at both
URI Kingston and Providence sites. If you did not take MTH 141 at URI
last semester you might be unfamiliar with Maple. The first worksheets
among the ones listed below provides a good introduction to Maple. There
is also the Mathematics Department's, located at 101 Tyler Hall, which is staffed with Maple helpers
whenever it is open.
Policy on attendance, quizzes and homework will be announced in
class. Also, check the FAQ (frequently asked
questions) section of the course's web site, where you
will find information about Incomplete Grade, Second Grade Option,
who need special accomodations and who have documentation from disability
services should make arrangements with their instructor as soon as
Maple Worksheets for Calculus II
Maple worksheets for Calculus II are essentially meant to be a continuation
of the set of worksheets for Calculus I. However, the introductory worksheet
reviews all the necessary syntax which makes the set self-contained. Some of our
URI Calculus II students last semester had no prior exposure to Maple and they
had no trouble catching up.
To open the worksheets below you need Maple on your computer.
If you are using Maple 10 use the links directly below. If you are
using an older version of Maple, use the links in the second list
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