Chris D. Lynd, M.S. Mathematics

Chris_Lynd@my.uri.edu

Office Hours: Mon. 11-1, Wed. 1-2, and Fri. 11-12, Lippitt Hall 106F

 MTH 142            Spring 2012 Kingston Campus
 Calculus, 5th edition Hughes-Hallet, Gleason, McCallum, et al Wiley Publishing

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

Calendar of Due Dates
Study Guide for the Course
Handout 1
Handout 2
Handout 3
Handout 4
Practice Midterm 1                      Practice Midterm 1 Solutions
Practice Midterm 2                      Practice Midterm 2 Solutions
Practice Midterm 3                      Practice Midterm 3 Solutions
Practice Quiz Ch. 9

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 Calculus I Test 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

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 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 five 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.

The Language of Mathematics

There will be 5 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 142 is the second semester of calculus for students of science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and others. It is a challenging course in the STEM disciplines. It is intended to deepen your understanding of fundamental concepts, especially integration; to show you applications of calculus in geometry, physics, probability, among others; and to introduce you to infinite series and differential equations. A technical goal is to strengthen your computational abilities in algebra, trigonometry, differentiation, and integration.

Expectations:

You are expected to attend lectures, keep up with the corresponding reading in the textbook, and work through the assigned homework problems.

You are expected to get notes and any announcements of any classes you must miss from other students before the next class. Remember, not being in class does not excuse you of responsibility for the material covered that day.

MTH 142 is a 4 credit course, and so as per Section 8.31.10 of the University Manual, it requires 8 hours of study per week in addition to the 4 hours of class time.

You will be expected to memorize formulas, procedures, theorems, etc. Calculus, like many technical subjects, has a body of mathematical facts that you will have to learn. Be prepared to memorize some formulas and theorems as you learn about their meaning and uses.

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 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.