Chris D. Lynd, Ph.D. Mathematics

Office Hours: Tues. and Thur. 5:00 - 6:00 Providence, in our classroom

MTH 131            Summer 2013 Providence Campus

Applied Calculus, 4th edition
Hughes-Hallet, Gleason, et al
Wiley Publishing

Below are documents that you should print out and put in your notebook.

Calendar of Due Dates

Homework 1

Quiz 1

Homework 2

Quiz 2

Homework 3

Homework 4

Grading Policy

Your final grade is the percentage of points earned out of 500 total points.

93% - 100% A
90% - 92% A-

87% - 89% B+
83% - 86% B
80% - 82% B-
77% - 80% C+
73% - 77% C
70% - 72% C-
67% - 69% D+
60% - 66% D
0% - 59% F

Your 500 points will come from the following:
Homework Assignments

60 points

40 points
Midterm Exam

150 points
Final Exam

250 points


500 points

A Graphing Calculator is Required For This Course.


Walk-in tutoring for math is located in rooms 201 and 205 in Lippitt Hall (Kingston) everyday from 12:00 - 6:00. There is a no appointment needed and it is FREE. There is also FREE math tutoring on the Providence Campus. Be sure to bring your notes and questions with you. The tutoring center is a great place to study with classmates and friends, prepare for exams, and review the material covered in lecture.

Course Description

MTH 131 is a calculus course primarily intended for students in life or social sciences, such as biology, pharmacy, geology, or economics. The main topics of the course are functions, differentiation, integration and applications. We will emphasize the practical interpretation of calculus in numerical, graphical, and algebraic terms. In order to succeed in this course, you will have to put a lot of effort and time into each assignment. This is especially true when the course is condensed to five weeks in the summer.

Classroom Policies

Attendance is required, please arrive on time. If you miss class, you must notify me ahead of time via email. See the policy on Make-up Work.

At times, you will be expected to participate in class and to practice problems as a class. Be respectful of others in the classroom. No mobile phones, ipods, or any other personal electronic devices are allowed during class.

Due to the H1N1 situation, if you are sick, you should not come to class. Please notify me ahead of time, follow along with the syllabus, send any questions to me via email, and get healthy so you can come back to class. You will be allowed a reasonable amount of time to make up any work. Please see U.R.I.’s information regarding the H1N1 flu virus.
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Make Up Work
If you miss class, you must notify me ahead of time via email. If you do not notify me ahead of time, then you cannot make up the work and you will receive a zero for the assignment. If you cannot take a midterm exam at the regularly scheduled time, you must notify me ahead of time. Otherwise, you will not be allowed to re-take the exam and will receive a zero. Obviously, exceptions will be made in the case of an emergency. However, “I woke up and didn’t feel well” does not constitute an emergency – you need to send an email in a situation like this.

Students With Disabilities
Any student with a documented disability should contact me as soon as possible to discuss your accommodations. Students should also contact Disability Services for Students: Office of Student Life, 330 Memorial Union, 874-2098. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.

Cheating is defined in the University Manual section 8.27.10 as the claiming of credit for work not done independently without giving credit for aid received, or any unauthorized communication during examinations. Students are expected to be honest in all academic work. The resolution of any charge of cheating or plagiarism will follow the guideline set forth in the University Manual 8.27.10 – 8.27.20.