University of Rhode Island    Department of Mathematics

MTH 142  Calculus II  Spring 2007
Intermediate Calculus with Analytic Geometry

Text  Hughes-Hallet, et. al., Calculus (Fourth Edition)
Prerequisites  MTH 141 or equivalent

NOTE: All Thursday evening exams are in Chafee 271


Exam I Solutions

Exam II Solutions

Exam III Solutions

Syllabus and Schedule

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 in MTH142

  • 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 with.
  • 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 work.

Goals and Objectives.

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 to:

1. Calculate integrals using a variety of algebraic and numerical techniques.
2. Solve problems in geometry, physics and probability using integrals.
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 calculators).

The course grade will be computed as follows:

There will be three evening exams on Thursdays, 6 pm - 7:30 pm, common for all sections. 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.

Maple Information
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.

Attendance,quizzes, homework
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, etc.

Special Accomodations
Students who need special accomodations and who have documentation from disability services  should make arrangements with their instructor as soon as possible

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