University of Rhode Island    Department of Mathematics

MTH 141  Calculus I - Spring 2004
Introductory Calculus with Analytic Geometry


Text : Hughes-Hallet, et. al., CALCULUS - Single Variable   (THIRD Edition)
Prerequisites : MTH 111 or equivalent
Calculators : A graphing calculator is required.

                                      

MATH 141 NEWS:

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Maple 3

 Test 2 is on March 25 (6:00 - 7:30 PM) in BISC auditorium.

 

Introduction
This is the first calculus course for students of engineering, mathematics, science and other areas of study that require a strong mathematical background. In MTH 141 we shall explore in depth the idea of rate of change of a function and its applications to problems in physics, geometry, chemistry and biology. We will approach new ideas and problems from algebraic, graphical, and numerical points of view.

How to Succeed in MTH141

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.

Evaluation
There will be several Modeling Projects that involve the use of the software Maple. There will be three 90 minutes exams, which will be given at 6:00 p.m. on the following dates: xxx, xxx, and xxx. The course grade will be computed as follows:

Course grade =  ( 100 E1 + 100 E2 + 100 E3 + 200 FE + 100 MP + 100 CW ) / 700

Key: E1 = Exam 1, E2 = Exam 2, E3 = Exam 3, FE = Final Exam, MP = Maple/Modeling Projects, CW = Class Work.  Class Work may include collected homework, quizzes, or other.

Maple Information
We will use the software Maple in this course. The Maple software is available in most computer labs at URI-Kingston and URI-Providence campuses. Maple is a powerful computer algebra system that can perform the most complicated calculations and draw spectacular graphics at the touch of the button. Knowledge of software like Maple should help you in your future professional career as well as in understanding material in calculus.

Our work with Maple will be organized into Maple Worksheets. You will be able to download the worksheets from this web page at any of the URI computer labs or to your home computer if you have a personal copy of Maple. Student Edition of Maple is readily available at bookstores and over the Internet. The student edition is reasonably priced and you may choose to purchase it for your convenience. If you already have a copy of Maple (Release 5 or higher), you will be able to use it.

There will be help with Maple available at the computer labs located in Tyler 101. The hours and names of people who will be helping you will be posted on this page as soon as they are scheduled. Also, there is a system that will allow you to submit your Maple homework electronically. More information on this will be given in class.
 

Attendance,quizzes, homework
Your instructor will tell you about policy on attendance, quizzes and homework. 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


COURSE CALENDAR 

The following table gives a guide for approximately which sections will be covered during the weeks of the semester.  Your section of MTH141 may be slightly ahead or behind the schedule at any given time.  It is only meant to keep all sections in approximately the same place.  However, please note, the exam days and times are fixed at the beginning of the semester and will not change. The final exam will be given at a special common time to be announced.
 

Week of  Events  Text 
Jan 12  1st class 1/13  1.1, 1.2, 1.3 
Jan 19
No class on Monday
 1.4, 1.5,
Jan 26

1.6,  1.7, 2.1 
Feb 2

2.2, 2.3, 2.4
Feb 9

 2.5, 2.6 , 2.7
Feb 16
Feb  19 Exam 1 3.1, 3.2
Feb 23
 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 
Mar 1     3.6, 3.7, 3.8
 March  8-14     Spring Break
Week of  Events  Text 
Mar 15

3.9, 3.10, 4.1 
Mar 22 March 22: Last day to drop
Mar 25  Exam 2
4.2, 4.3
Mar 29

4.5,4.6, 4.7
April 5

5.1, 5.2
April 12
5.3, 5.4
April 19
6.1, 6.2, 6.3
April 26  April 29  Exam 3 6.4, 6.5
May 3
 May 4: Classes end

 
EXERCISES AND PROBLEMS FROM TEXTBOOK, BY SECTION 

The following exercises and problems are given to all sections.  All students are responsible for all of these problems.  Only turn in the problems that your instructor specifically asks you to hand in.  Work will be assigned by your instructor which may include problems in addition to the ones listed below.  The homework/quiz portion of your grade will be based on specific assignments given to you by your instructor.  For more information about homework, see the section on tips for success.  

Text Section  Problems 
1.1  4,9,11,14,22,23,25,28,32,33 
1.2  1-5,7,11,13,14,17-19,22-25,28,30
1.3  1,3,4,11,13-17,25-28,33,34,36
1.4  1,2,5,7,19,24,25,27,30,33,35,36,38,44,49
1.5 1-3,6-8,10,12,13,14,18-20,27,29,31,34
1.6 1,5-7,9,12,14,16,23,25-27,29,31-34
1.7  1,3,11,13,14, 15
2.1 1-3,5,8,9,13-17,20 
2.2 1,2,4,8,9,15,16,21,22,29,31,32,34, 37
2.3 3,5,7,8,11,12,24,27,28,32,33
2.4 2,4,5,7,11,13,15,17,19,20,33,35
2.5 3,4,7,9,11,12,17,18,21
2.6 1,2,5,6,11,15-17,22
2.7  1-5,8-11,14


3.1 2,7,8,13,16,19,20,22,25,28,29,36-41, 
43-46,56
3.2 4,7,11,12,14,18,23,24,29-33,37,43,,45
3.3 2,3,7,8,10,11,19,20,24,34,35,41,42
3.4 1,3,9-11,15,17,19,20,23,25,27,31,34, 
37,41,45,47,51, 53, 54,60,62,67,70
3.5 9,14,25,27,41-46,48
3.6 1,5,10,13,17,18,20,24,29,31-33,36,38, 
42-44, 49, 53
 
Text Section  Problems 
3.7 1,3,8,9,11-13,16,17,24,25
3.8 1-3,5-7,12,13,18,19,21,22,27 
3.9 1,3,5,7,11,14
3.10 1,2,5-17
4.1 2-5,9-11,13,16,20,21,31-33,37,38,41,42 
4.2 5,7,8,12,13,18,19,20,22
4.3 1-5,8,9,14,17,21,23,24, 25
4.5 3,5,6,8,10,12,14,21
4.6 3-6,9-11,19,21
4.7 1-4,9-14,19,20


5.1 1-3,5,7,9-12
5.2 1,4-6,10,11,13,14,23,24,26,28,29,30,32
5.3 1,2,4,5,7,10-13,15,16,19,21,24,26
5.4 4-9,11,14,15,16
6.1 1,4,5,7,9-12,15,16,19,23
6.2 1,2,4-6,8,10-12,15,17-19,22,30-32,37,41,43,
45,46,51,55,56,58,61,64,65,69,80
6.3 11-13,15,18,21
6.4 5-9,12,14,15,17,20,23,25
6.5 1,2,3,4,5