MTH131 (Applied Calculus - I)

Vladimir A. Dobrushkin,Tyler 207, 874-5095, dobrush@math.uri.edu

**MTH131, section 01, MWF 8- 8:50 am Wales Hall, 223**

**TEXTBOOK:**Deborah Hughes-Hallett, Andrew M. Gleason, Patti Frazer Lock, Daniel E. Flath et al.**"Applied Calculus "** (Second Edition, 2003). John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISBN: 0 471 20792-6

**Course Objectives and Goals:**

Math 131 is a calculus course primarily intended for students in the life or social sciences, such as Biology, Pharmacy, and Economics. It is different (but not easier) than the four-credit calculus course, Math 141, designed for students who intend to take more advanced math, such as engineering, computer science, and mathemactics majors. The main emphasis will on the practical interpretation of calculus in numerical, graphical, and algebraic terms, although important theoretical concepts will also be covered. The main topics of the course are functions, differentiation, integration and applications.

**Expectations: **

We expect that you will give this course 7-9 hours a week of your undivided attention, in addition to your class time. No kidding! This is an approximate figure of course, but don't assume that you can spend less time than this and still get a grade you'll like. We also expect that you will ATTEND YOUR CLASS

**Weather phone number:** (401) 874-snow or 874-7669.

**Help With Your studies and homework:**

Tutors are available at both the providence and kingston campuses. Check with them for specific hours. Also, you can make individual appointments with me. For this, contact me by phone, e-mail, or ask me during class.

I may help you with questions during office hours or at other times by appointment. Also, I will try to answer questions sent by electronic mail as promptly as possible. Students who require accommodations and who have documentation from Disability Services (874-2098) should make arrangements with me as soon as possible.