Fall 2004

Text:   Applied Calculus (Second Edition) by Hughes-Hallet, Gleason, Lock et al.

Instructor: M. Kulenovic           Office:  216 Tyler Hall
Phone:  874-4436    Email: 

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Office Hours: MW at 1, F at 11, and by arrangement.

The course is continuation of MTH 131. We shall see more exciting applications of integral and differential calculus to problems in life sciences. We shall study elements of probability and differential equations. In the second part of the semester we shall study functions of more than one variable; that is multivariable calculus. Math 132 is the second semester of the calculus sequence intended primarily for students in the life sciences. The emphasis in Mth 131-132 will be on the theory and interpretation of calculus in numerical, graphical, and algebraic terms.  The main topics of Mth 132 are integration and applications, probability, multidimensional calculus, and geometric series.

Calculators: As in MTH 131, a programmable graphing calculator is required in this course. The recommended calculators are TI-83 and TI-86.

Grading: Your grade will be based on three tests, a final exam, and classwork as follows:

Three tests at 100 points each 300 points 
Final exam 150 points
Classwork 150 points
Total 600 points

Tests and the final exam:  The tests will be given in the class A comprehensive final exam will be given during the final exam period. Time and place will be announced later. The exams will reflect the variety of the homework problems. Do not expect to be asked merely to solve homework problems with the numbers changed. The best way to prepare for the exams, and to develop confidence in your ability to solve problems, is to work on the homework problems as suggested. Your class may be slightly behind or ahead at any given time. Some problems may be done in class or as homework, as your instructor chooses. No makeups for exams will be given unless you have a University sanctioned excuse. 

Classwork: The distribution of the 150 points will be decided by your instructor. It will include quizzes and class participation.

Makeups: No makeup quizzes will be given.  Instead, your lowest quiz grade will be dropped.

Homework:  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.  This 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. 

Attendance:  You are expected to attend every class.  Attendance will be taken and used to decide whether to round grades up or down one level.  Please bring your calculator and book to every class.

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, even if you don’t understand everything the first time, you will have a better chance of making good use of your time in class.  Reading the text after class is a good way of reinforcing the material in the lecture, nailing down what questions you need to ask in the next class, and learning material that was not gone over during class time.  The text is very well written, with the beginning calculus student in mind.  Calculus is much easier if you keep up with the classes and homework.  You also retain the material longer and better if you review material frequently rather than just studying at exam time. 

Practice Exam 1

Practice Exam 2

Practice Exam 3

Week Sections Suggested Homework Problems Exams/Events

Ch.3 Focus on Practice
p. 163 All

9/06 7.1 1-4,6,7,11 
9/13 6.1 1,2,3,4,7,9,10, 17

6.4 1-7,15,16 
9/20 7.2 Odds

7.3 Odds 1-39
9/27 7.4 Odds 1-19 

8.1 Odds 1-15, 16 
10/04 8.2 1-8, 11, 12, 14, 16
Exam 1 

2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11

9.1  1-5, 7, 9, 13-15
10/18 9.2 5-9,11,14,20,31 

9.3 2,4,6,9,11-14,17,19,21  
10/25 9.4 Odds 1-17, Odds 29-41

Odds 3-17,12, 21

11/01 9.6 1,5,7,8,11,16

11/08 10.2 Odds 

1,3-8, 12, 15
Exam 2 
11/15 10.4 1-4, 8, 11, 19


11/22 10.6 1-4,8-11,14-21

10.7 3, 4, 6, 8-10

11/29 11.1 1,2,6,8,11,12,15,17


12/06 Review
Exam 3 
At each point, your class may be a little ahead of the syllabus or a little behind the syllabus.  
Students who require accommodations and who have documentation from Disability Services ((874-2098) should make arrangements with me as soon as possible.