Prof. Vladimir Dobrushkin
Department of Mathematics

MTH142 Intermediate Calculus with Analytic Geometry

Vladimir A. Dobrushkin,Lippitt Hall 202C, 874-5095,

MTH 142, Intermediate Calculus with Analytic Geometry (4 credits). This course continues the study of calculus for the elementary algebraic and transcendental functions of one variable. Topics include the technique of integration, improper integrals, indeterminate forms, and calculus using polar coordinates. Prerequisite: 141 or permission of chairperson. Not open to students with credit or concurrent enrollment in 132.

MTH142, section 06, MWF 2:00 - 2:50 pm Bliss Hall, 205
MTH142, section 06, Wednesday 1:00 - 1:50 pm Lippitt Hall, 205

TEXTBOOK: Hughes-Hallet et. al., Calculus (Single Variable) FIFTH EDITION, Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009, ISBN: 0 471 13934-3 (hardcover).

Course Objectives and Goals:
MTH 142 is the second semester of calculus for students of science, engineering, mathematics, computer science and others. 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.

This course is coordinated, see URL for sullabus and homework assignments.

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.

Because of the high level of knowledge that will be imparted and assessed during class time, attendance is highly recommended.

Make-up Exams:

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.