MTH132 (Applied Calculus - II)
Math 132 course is the second semester of the calculus sequence intended primarily for students in the life sciences. It is different from the four-credit calculus sequence, Math 141-142, designed for students in the physical sciences, engineering, and math. The emphasis in Mth 131-132 will be on the theory and interpretation of calculus in numerical, graphical, and algebraic terms. Topics related to trigonometric functions, integration by parts and partial fractions, partial derivatives, infinite series. Applications to problems such as optimization, probability theory, simple differential equations. Prerequisite: MTH131.
MTH132, MW 6:00 - 9:45 pm, Room 103
TEXTBOOK: Hughes-Hallett, et al.,
Applied Calculus, 4th edition, 2009
John Wiley & Sons
A calculator (with memory, such as TI-83) is required. Technology will play an important role in this course and we will make extensive use of calculators; sure to bring your calculator to each class.
Homework plays a central role in the class and in your understanding of the material. It is fair to say that most of the learning that you achieve during any math course is from your homework. It is particularly true in Calculus, since the problems are often applications of the concepts in lecture, and include far less drill and routine than in a traditional calculus class. The quizzes will be based on the homework.
Because of the high level of knowledge that will be imparted and assessed during class time, attendance is highly recommended.
Makeup exams will only be given to students with an acceptable excuse. The only acceptable excuses, religious holy day, family emergency, school sponsored event, job interviews, or sickness. All absences require documentation. For example, sickness, a doctor's excuse. You must let me know before the exam that you will not be able to take the exam in order to be given a makeup exam. All other absences will be given a zero for that exam. No exceptions! Makeup exams will be given at a time that is convenient for both you and me.
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.