Meets: M,
T, W, R: 10:00-12:30 Rodman 001
Instructor:
Nancy Eaton
Office:
Phone: 874-4439
E-mail: eaton@math.uri.edu
Office
Hours: M, W: 1:00 - 2:30
Address of the web page for the
course: http://www.math.uri.edu/~eaton/MTH142su05.htm
James Stewart, Single
Variable Calculus, Concepts and Contexts, 2e, Brooks/Cole (2001)
Barrow, Belmonte, et.al.,
CalcLabs with Maple for Stewart’s Single Variable Calculus, Concepts and
Contexts, 2e, Brooks/Cole (2001)
Calculator: You are required to have a programmable graphing calculator with you
in during class and during most exams. See below for more
information.
Computer: You will be required to do some assignments on a computer, using the
computer algebra system, Maple. The Maple software is
available on computers in most of the URI computer labs. There is a small
lab in
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Syllabus and core
exercises from the text: Click here.
Evaluation Methods and
Your Grade:
Exam: Three exams will be given during regular class
hours, each worth 100 pts. To prepare for the exams, be sure to
attend all class periods and do all core exercises.
Exam
1: Tuesday, July 6.
Exam
2: Wednesday, July 13.
Exam
3: Tuesday, July 25.
For
all exams, Please use alternate seating so that no two students are sitting
right next to each other.
Final: The final exam is comprehensive and will be given on July 28. The final is worth 200 pts.
Maple assignments: You are expected to complete four projects, using
Maple, each worth 25 pts. The assignments taken from the text, CalcLabs
with Maple are described below. Hand in a print out of your
worksheets on the given due dates.
Thurs July
7: Maple I: p.
104: #1,
#3, #4
Thurs July 14: Maple II: p.
131: #4, #5
Tues July 19: Maple III: p.
115: #1, #4 (use “x+y” in place of
“sin(y)”)
#4 (repeat 4 using “e^{y”} in place of “sin(y)”),
#6
Wed July
27: Maple IV: p. 126: #
1, #6, #18
Homework
and quizzes: You are
expected to do all of the core exercises from the text, Concepts and
Contexts. Be sure you understand how to correctly answer and properly
show your work on all of these exercises. Visit the tutor, and my office during
office hours as needed. We will go over some of your questions during
class each day. No homework will be handed in.
The quizzes will
consist of questions very similar to the core exercises. Due to
time constraints, only a small sample of the exercises will be chosen for the
quizzes, but don’t assume that the other exercises are not important to
study.
Grade: Your grade will be based on the following
point system.
Evaluation Method: |
Possible
points: |
3 Exams |
300 points |
Final exam |
200 points |
Maple assignments |
100 points |
Homework and quizzes |
100 points |
Total
possible points |
700 points |
If you earn: |
Your grade will be at least: |
420 points |
D |
500 points |
C |
570 points |
B |
640 points |
A |
Students with a disability
(documented through Disability Services for Students, 330 Memorial
GOALS OF THIS COURSE: This is the second in a series of three
calculus courses for students of engineering, mathematics, science and other
areas of study that require a strong mathematical background. In MTH 142 we
shall explore the basic ideas of calculus: derivatives, integrals,
sequences, and series, and their applications to problems in physics, geometry,
chemistry and biology. We will approach ideas and problems from algebraic,
graphical, numerical, and verbal points of view. It is a four-credit
course with four classroom hours per week. The fourth hour is not
optional and should be considered an integral part of the course.
EXPECTATIONS and
PREREQUISITES: We expect
that you have a good grasp of pre-calculus and the first calculus course in
this series. We expect that you will devote at least 12 hours of your time, per
week, to this course in addition to class time. This is an approximate figure
of course, but don't assume that you can spend less time than this, on average,
and still get a grade you'll like. We expect that you know how to use
your programmable graphing calculator or if not, will seek instruction in its
use and learn the basics within the first week of the course. See below
for more information.
ADVICE: The key to success in this course is putting
time into it outside of class. It is very important that you do all of
the core exercises from the text and make sure that you are
doing them correctly. Take notes in class, especially
copy down all details of all examples and exercises that are done in class so
that you will have them in your notes. Be sure and ask questions during
class if you do not understand the demonstration.
USE OF Maple: In MTH 141, the computer algebra system Maple
was introduced. You can think of Maple as an extremely
powerful programmable calculator that can do algebra and calculus computations
as well as a wide range of 2d and 3d graphing. In MTH 141, you should
have learned the basics and become familiar with its use. If you have not
had this introduction, you must see me early in the semester to get
guidance. In addition, click
here to find a guide that will
help you get started with Maple.
In this course, you will use Maple
and your understanding of calculus to solve problems that would be very tedious
or difficult to do with just pencil and paper. Maple is available
on most campus computers. You can also buy a student version for use on
your own computer, but this is definitely not required.
OTHER
TECHNOLOGY IN CALCULUS: We
expect that you have a programmable graphing calculator and are familiar with
its use. The Quick Start guide that comes with your calculator
should suffice for learning its basic use. For further help, consult with
your instructor and/or ask your classmates for guidance. Calculator use may be
restricted on some exams since more advanced calculators, like the TI-89 can do
some of the calculus computations that we expect you to learn to do with just
pencil and paper. You may be asked during the semester to enter some
programs into your calculator. The
You will find some very useful
interactive programs to illustrate key calculus concepts at this site: Flash movies for calculus
TUTORING: Summer tutor hours are given here.
Policy on Missed Work
Missed quizzes: No make-ups will be given
for missed quizzes. Instead the 4 lowest quiz grades (out of 14) will be
dropped.
Missed exams: If you must miss an exam
due to some kind of hardship, you must contact me in advance if at all
possible. Before scheduling a make-up, you must hand me a written
statement, signed by you, stating your reason for missing the exam. If I
approve of the reason, we will schedule a make-up at a time that is convenient
for both of us.
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