Math 142: Calculus II, Spring 2019
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, 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 realworld problems and thereby develop new problem solving and critical reasoning skills. The goals of Math 142 are:
Calculus: Single Variable, 7th editionDeborah HughesHallett, Andrew Gleason, William McCallum, et al.
ISBN: 1119379334
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. 
Sec.  Instructor  Meeting Times  Classroom  

0001  Jean Guillaume  T/Th 8:009:15; M 8:008:50  Lippitt 205 (T/Th), Lippitt 204 (M)  
0002  Ben Lantz  T/Th 8:009:15; W 8:008:50  Avedisian 240 (T/Th), Lippitt 204 (W)  
0003  Erin Denette  T/Th 9:3010:45; M 9:009:50  Pastore 350 (T/Th), Lippitt 204 (M)  
0004  Ayse Sharland  T/Th 9:3010:45; W 9:009:50  Swan 305 (T/Th), Lippitt 205 (W)  
0005  Bill Kinnersley  T/Th 11:0012:15; M 11:0011:50  Lippitt 204  
0006  Ayse Sharland  T/Th 11:0012:15; W 11:0011:50  Swan 306 (T/Th), Lippitt 204 (W)  
0007  Eric Peterson  T/Th 12:301:45; M 2:002:50  Pastore 234 (T/Th), Lippitt 204 (M) 
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:
This semester, the math department is providing free walkin tutoring every week, Monday through Thursday, in Lippitt 206 from 126 PM. Please take advantage of this!
The Academic Enhancement Center (AEC) also provides several free resources for students, including informal individual walkin 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. Walkin tutoring is available on the 4th floor of Roosevelt Hall from 27 PM, MondayThursday.
Students seeking something more structured may be interested in the AEC's weekly tutoring groups. Tutoring groups are made up of 26 students and a trained tutor, who will meet on a weekly basis to discuss course material. This is a more structured environment than walkin tutoring, and attendance is expected. Students who'd like to start a tutoring group should check out the AEC's website for more information.
Small groups of students may also make onetime appointments to meet with AEC tutors; refer to the AEC website for details.
The course grade will be based on online homework, sectionspecific 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.
Section  Instructor  URL 

0001  Jean Guillaume  http://www.wileyplus.com/class/682409 
0002  Ben Lantz  http://www.wileyplus.com/class/682410 
0003  Erin Denette  http://www.wileyplus.com/class/682411 
0004  Ayse Sharland  http://www.wileyplus.com/class/682412 
0005  Bill Kinnersley  http://www.wileyplus.com/class/682413 
0006  Ayse Sharland  http://www.wileyplus.com/class/682417 
0007  Eric Peterson  http://www.wileyplus.com/class/682418 
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 exam will consist entirely of freeresponse questions. (In past semesters, exams have used some multiplechoice questions, but that WILL NOT be the case this semester.)
Exam  Time  Location 

Midterm #1  Thursday February 28, 67:30 PM  Chafee 271 
Midterm #2  Thursday March 28, 67:30 PM  Chafee 271 
Midterm #3  Thursday April 25, 67:30 PM  Chafee 271 
The date, time, and the location for the final exam are not yet known. When they have been determined, they will be updated here as well as announced in class and on Sakai.
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 Universitysanctioned 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 (8742098), please get in touch with your instructor as soon as possible.
The primary aim 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 realworld problems and thereby develop new problem solving and critical reasoning skills. The goals of Math 142 are:
At the end of the course, the student should be competent in the following areas: