Text: Applied Calculus (Second Edition) by Hughes-Hallet,
Gleason, Lock et al.
Instructor: M. Kulenovic
Office: 216 Tyler Hall Phone: 874-4436 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online information: www.math.uri.edu/courses
Office Hours: MWF at 112, 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|
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
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
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,
down what questions you need to ask in the next class, and learning
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
just studying at exam time.
|Week||Sections||Suggested Homework Problems||Exams/Events|
|Ch.3 Focus on Practice
||p. 163 All
|8.1||Odds 1-15, 16|
|10/04||8.2||1-8, 11, 12, 14, 16
||2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11
|9.1||1-5, 7, 9, 13-15
|10/25||9.4||Odds 1-17, Odds 29-41
||Odds 3-17,12, 21
||1,3-8, 12, 15
|11/15||10.4||1-4, 8, 11, 19
|10.7||3, 4, 6, 8-10
Practice Exam 2
Practice Exam 3