MTH 132 Applied Calculus II-Summer 2004

MW: 6:00PM - 9:45PM - Providence Campus

Instructor: Nancy Eaton

Office: Tyler 222

Phone: 874-4439

E-mail: eaton@math.uri.edu

**Special
Accommodate
Students who need special accommodations and who have documentation
from disability services should make arrangements with their instructor
as soon as possible**.

**About
the course: **

This is a calculus course for students of life sciences and
other areas. The main emphasis will be on the interpretation of
calculus in numerical, graphical, algebraic, as well as practical terms.
The authors of the textbook have gone to great lengths to fill the book
with many exciting, real-life examples, which show how calculus concepts
appear in life sciences and other areas. The main topics of the course
are applications of the definite integral, differential equations, and
functions of many variables, chapters 6 through 11 of the textbook.

Text |
Hughes-Hallet, et. al., Calculus (THIRD Edition) |

Prerequisites |
MTH 141 or equivalent |

Calculators |
A graphing calculator is required |

There will be **2**
exams given **during** class. A comprehensive final exam will be
given during the last day of class, July 28. The final will emphasize
chapters 10 and 11 since no previous exam will cover those chapters.
Quizzes will be given regularly. Course grades will be calculated
according to the following distribution:

Two exams at 100 points each | 200 pts |

Quizzes | 50 pts |

Final Exam | 300 pts |

Total |
550 pts |

* Read the textbook*.
An important part of your mathematical education is acquiring the knack
of learning mathematics on your own, from books. You may not be
used to reading mathematics texts, but you will be actively encouraged
to read this one. By reading the text before class you will have a better
chance of making good use of your time in class. Don't worry if
you don't understand everything. Ask questions in class and read
the material again later.

* Come to Class*.
It is very important that you

* Take Notes.* Learn to take
careful notes of the examples and concepts given in class. At
the very least, copy down all examples that are put up on the board in
class.

* Do all the homework problems.* The homework problems
are the core of this course. The way you will learn the material is
by working the homework problems. An important purpose of the problems
is to make you think through and master the ideas of the subject so
that you can confidently apply your knowledge in new situations. You
don't learn much from a problem you can do immediately. It is essential
that you devote adequate time attempting to solve each assigned problem.
Discipline yourself not to check the solution manual too quickly,
be willing to spend an occasional half hour or more on a challenging
problem. You may learn a great deal from honest hard work on a problem,
even if you don't succeed in solving it. Read the text material before
working on the problems. Solutions to the odd problems are in the
back of your book

* The Exams will reflect the variety
of the homework problems. *Practice exams will be
handed out during class. If you attend class, understand how to do
every assigned homework problem, and the examples from the practice exams
you should be well prepared for the exams.

__Exams:__**
**If you must miss an exam, follow this guide. Ask for permission
to take a makeup exam **before **the time of the exam, which you
are missing. If permission is given, submit a written note to
me explaining why you missed the exam and attach documentation such as
a doctor's note. Schedule a makeup exam with me soon after the
time of the exam. I will strictly enforce this procedure. Expect
to get a **zero on the exam** if you don't follow this procedure.

__Quizzes: __**
**All quizzes will be take home. You must complete them and
hand them in during the very next class. If you don't do this work
yourself, you will miss out on this opportunity to learn the material.
No make-ups will be given for missed quizzes. To compensate
for missed quizzes due to illness or other excused absences, I will drop
the two lowest quiz grades before computing your final grade. If
you loose a quiz, check this web page. They will be available for downloading.
I will check that they are completed and hand out a solution key
for you to check your own work.

__Classes: __**
**It is to your benefit to attend class. Students who attend
class on a regular basis perform better on tests than those who don't.
I cover all the test material in class and go over difficult homework
problems. If you miss class for whatever reason,** it is your responsibility
to find out what was covered and what announcements were made**.
**Arrive to class on time and do not leave class early**, it disrupts
the class by interrupting my chain of thought when presenting material
and preventing the students from keeping their attention on the work.