MTH 142 Calculus II (Spring 2005)

Text: Calculus, Concepts and Contexts (Second Edition) , James Stewart, Brooks-Cole

Note: This is a new textbook, not the one used last semester!

Calculator: A graphing calculator is required (see below).

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NOTE: All tests are on Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30. Calculators are not allowed.
 See your instructor for the location for your section.

For information on important dates and course assignments click Calendar/Syllabus

Exams and Grading.   There will be 3 exams given in the evening (6 PM), outside of class, and common to all sections. Times and locations will be announced in class and posted here. There will also be a common final exam given during the regular final exam period. The time of the final will not be determined until late in the semester. Your grade will be composed as follows.

3 Exams 300 points
Final exam 200 points
Maple Assignments 100 points
Homework and quizzes 100  points

700 points

Maple Projects Your instructor will provide details on when these are due.

Maple I: p. 104 #1, 3, 4
Maple II: p. 131 #4, 5
Maple III: p. 115 #1, 4: use x+y in place of sin(y), 4: repeat #4 using ey in place of sin(y), 6
Maple IV: p. 126, # 1,6,18

General Information (Please read!) 

Students with disability (documented through Disability Services for Students, 330 Memorial Union)  should see their instructor as soon as possible to work out reasonable accommodations.   

GOALS OF THIS COURSE:  This is the second calculus course for students of engineering, mathematics, science and other areas of study that require a strong mathematical background. It is a direct contiuation of MTH 141.

EXPECTATIONS: We expect that you will give this course 6-7 hours, per meeting, in addition to class time. This is an approximate figure of course, but don't assume that you can spend less time than this and still get a grade you'll like.  We also expect that you have a good grasp of MTH 141, and that you will review material from Calculus I as needed.    

ADVICE: The key to success in this course is the problems. It is very important that you try all those assigned.  

SPECIAL ADVICE FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE HAD A PREVIOUS COURSE IN CALCULUS ELSEWHERE:  The approach to calculus at URI, and the level of understanding and problem-solving ability we expect,  may be significantly different from what you experienced elsewhere.  You might also find that things seem familiar for a time, but then get hard and new suddenly.  Beware.  

USE OF MAPLE:  This course will continue use of Maple.     

OTHER TECHNOLOGY IN CALCULUS:   We expect that you have a graphing calculator and are familiar with its use.  A TI-83 or equivalent is fine.  Calculator use may be restricted on some exams since more advanced calculators, like the TI-89 can do some of the calculus computations that we expect you to learn to do with just pencil and paper. 

Your text comes with a CD-ROM that has a variety of items you might find helpful.  The most important of these is connected to the problems in the text which are numbered with red numerals on a beige background.  For these problems, you will find a sequence of hints on the CD-ROM which you can use to assist you.  

You will find  some  very useful interactive programs to illustrate key calculus concepts at this site: Flash movies for calculus 

THE ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER: The work in this course can be difficult.  You can seek help at the Academic Enhancement Center (AEC) in Roosevelt Hall.  AEC tutors can answer questions, clarify concepts, check your understanding, and help you to study. You can make an appointment or walk in anytime Mon-Thur 10 AM to 10 PM, Fri 10 AM to 1 PM, Sun 4 PM - 8 PM. For a complete schedule go to, call (401) 874-2367, or stop by the fourth floor in Roosevelt Hall.

URI Civility Policy
The University of Rhode Island is committed to developing and actively protecting a class environment in which respect must be shown to everyone in order to facilitate the expression, testing, understanding, and creation of a variety of ideas and opinions. Rude, sarcastic, obscene or disrespectful speech and disruptive behavior have a negative impact on everyone's learning and are unacceptable. The course instructor will have disruptive persons removed from the class.