Math 142: Calculus II, Fall 2017
University of Rhode Island
Math 142 continues the study of calculus where Math 141 left off. Topics include techniques and applications of integration, improper integrals, calculus using polar coordinates, sequences and series, Taylor polynomials, Fourier series, and differential equations.
The main goal of Math 142 is to prepare students for further study in mathematics, basic sciences, or engineering by introducing them to techniques of integration, sequences, and series, and how to apply these to solve real-world problems and thereby develop new problem solving and critical reasoning skills. The goals of Math 142 are:
Calculus: Single Variable, 6th edition
Deborah Hughes-Hallett, Andrew M. Gleason, William G. McCallum, et al.
This comes with new textbooks in the bookstore. If you have a code from Math 141, it will still work. You can also buy a code directly from Wiley.
|0001||Alex Kodess||T/Th 8:00-9:15; W 8:00-8:50||Quinn 103 (T/Th), Lippitt 205 (W)|
|0002||Alex Kodess||T/Th 9:30-10:45; W 9:00-9:50||Lippitt 205|
|0003||Vasilije Perovic||T/Th 11:00-12:15; W 11:00-11:50||Lippitt 204|
|0004||Mark Comerford||M 11:00-11:50; T/Th 12:30-1:45||Lippitt 204 (M), Bliss 205 (T/Th)||Website|
|0005||Erin Denette||T/Th 3:30-4:45; W 3:00-3:50||Lippitt 205|
|0001H||Bill Kinnersley||T/Th 2:00-3:15; W 2:00-2:50||Lippitt 205|
The following videos give brief explanations of topics related to the course.
Completing the Square (thanks to Chris Staniszewski)
Polynomial Long Division (thanks to Chris Staniszewski)
Triangles and Trig Substitution
Graphing Polar Equations (and polar axes)
Math 142 has a reputation for being a very challenging course, but you can succeed -- it just takes hard work and persistence. Here are some things you can do to help yourself out:
The Academic Enhancement Center (AEC) provides several free resources for students, including informal individual walk-in tutoring, weekly group tutoring, and general academic coaching. For more information on what the AEC can do for you, please check out their website.
For students who would like occasional individual help, but who can't make it to their instructor's office hours, the AEC employs trained tutors who will be glad to explain course material and answer questions. The schedule for walk-in tutoring has not yet been determined, but it will be posted here once it's available.
Students seeking something more structured may be interested in the AEC's weekly tutoring groups. Tutoring groups are made up of 2-6 students and a trained tutor, who will meet on a weekly basis to discuss course material. This is a more structured environment than walk-in tutoring, and attendance is expected. Students who'd like to start a tutoring group should check out the AEC's website and/or this tutoring group request form.
The course grade will be based on online homework, section-specific coursework, three midterm exams, and a final exam.
Homework for this course will be submitted through the online system WileyPLUS. WileyPLUS requires a registration code, which comes with each new copy of the textbook. If you wish to purchase a used textbook, you may also buy a registration key directly from Wiley. If you purchased the textbook last semester for use in Math 141, your registration key should still work for Math 142. You are responsible for registering for WileyPLUS in a timely fashion.
Please work through each homework assignment as soon as possible after the relevant lecture! If you wait until the last minute, you risk running into technical problems that may keep you from finishing on time. In addition, working through the homework immediately will reinforce your understanding of the material and is a great way to study. You won't save any time by putting it off, so you might as well do it right away!
Late homework submissions will be accepted for two days after the deadline at a 20% penalty and through the end of the semester at a 50% penalty.
This class will have three midterm exams and one final exam, with the following dates, times, and locations. Each midterm will be half multiple-choice and half free-response; the final exam will be entirely multiple-choice.
|Midterm #1||Thursday October 5, 6-7:30 PM||CBLS 100|
|Midterm #2||Tuesday October 31, 6-7:30 PM||CBLS 100|
|Midterm #3||Thursday November 30, 6-7:30 PM||CBLS 100|
|Final Exam||Monday December 18, 7:00-10:00 PM||Beaupre 100|
Makeup exams may be given for students who miss an exam due to an emergency or to an approved scheduling conflict (see below). Makeup exams must be scheduled after the original exam and will be administered as soon as is reasonably feasible.
If you miss any exam due to illness or emergency, you must contact your instructor within 24 hours. If you know that you will need to miss an evaluation due to religious observances or University-sanctioned events (including another class's exam), then you must contact your instructor at least 48 hours before the relevant evaluation.
In all cases, absences must be documented. Failure to provide documentation for an absence will result in a grade of zero for the exam.
If you require academic accommodations and have documentation from Disability Services (874-2098), please get in touch with your instructor as soon as possible.