Chris D. Lynd, M.S.
Mathematics
Chris_Lynd@my.uri.edu
Office Hours: Tues. and Thur. 4:00  5:00 Providence, Room 322

MTH
141
Fall 2012 
Providence Campus 


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


Calendar of
Due Dates

PreCalc Practice Exam

Worksheet: Optimization and Related Rates

Mathematica and Writing in Math Ch. 2

Mathematica Notebook 2.1

Mathematica Notebook 2.2

Mathematica Notebook 2.3

Mathematica Notebook 2.4

Mathematica Notebook 2.5

Mathematica and Writing in Math Ch. 3

Mathematica Notebook 3.1

Mathematica Notebook 3.2

Mathematica Notebook 3.3

Mathematica Notebook 3.4

Mathematica Notebook 3.5

Mathematica and Writing in Math Ch. 5

Mathematica Notebook 5.1

Mathematica Notebook 5.2

Mathematica Notebook 5.3

Mathematica Notebook 5.4

Mathematica Notebook 5.5


Grading Policy

Your final grade is the
percentage of points earned out of 750 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
750 points will come from the following:

Wiley Online
Homework Assignments


50 points

Quizzes


50 points

Mathematica Projects


50 points

Language of
Mathematics Projects


50 points

Precalculus Exam


50 points

Midterm 1


100 points

Midterm 2


100 points

Midterm 3


100 points

Final Exam


200 points



_________

Total


750 points




You are NOT allowed to use a calculator on quizzes,
midterms, or the final exam.


Tutoring

Walkin
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 are laptops available so you can access Wiley Plus. 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.


Projects

Mathematica
Mathematica
is a
powerful Computer Algebra System (CAS) that can perform the most
complicated calculations and draw spectacular graphics at the touch of
the button. Knowledge of software like Mathematica
will help you in your future professional career as well as in
understanding material in calculus and calculating solutions
to computationally complex problems.
Dr. Pakula's website
for Mathematica has links to introductory videos and basic
worksheets. There will be three Mathematica assignments for the
semester. The Main
Library (Kingston Campus) and the Memorial Union computer labs will
have computers with
Mathematica installed on them. Lippitt Hall 205 also has laptops with
Mathematica
installed on them. Furthermore, you can get a student version for free.
Click
here for instructions.
The Language of Mathematics
There will be three writing projects on The Language of Mathematics. You
will be required to use Mathematica in the writing projects. Each
project is designed to test
your understanding of the concepts presented in Calculus. See the
Course Calendar for due
dates.


Course
Description

MTH
141 is a demanding course for students in the STEM disciplines. In
order to succeed in this course, you will have to put a lot of effort
and time into each
assignment. In this course we will cover the following:
Computation of limits by
graphical, numerical, and algebraic methods,
and the use limits and theorems on continuity to determine continuity
properties of
functions.
Computation of derivatives
using difference quotients by graphical,
numerical and algebraic methods, interpretation of derivatives as rates
of change and
as slopes of tangent lines, and the use theorems on differentiation
(both for
computation of derivatives or for properties of differentiable
functions).
Determination of critical
and inflection points of functions by
graphical and algebraic methods, the use first or second derivatives to
analyze monotonicity
and concavity of functions, determination of local and global optima of
functions.
Application of derivatives
to the computation of limits computation of
derivatives of functions defined implicitly.
Computation of LeftSums and
RightSums of functions given
algebraically, in tabular form or graphically, and their use to
approximate areas and integrals.
Interpretation of integrals of rates of change as total change, the use
theorems on
integration to compute simple integrals, and to determine properties of
functions given
algebraically or graphically.
Click here to see the
Learning Outcomes for this course.


Classroom
Policies

Attendance
Attendance is required, please arrive on time.
If you miss class, you must notify me ahead of time via email. See the
policy on Makeup 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.
The link is: http://www.uri.edu/news/h1n1
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
retake 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, 8742098.
They will determine with
you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information
and documentation is confidential.
Cheating
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.
