SUMMER 2014/1000 

MTH 141
Calculus I 
Text: HughesHallet,et.
al., Calculus, 6th Edition
Prerequisites: MTH 111 or equivalent
Calculators: A graphing calculator is required.
Instructor: Dr. M. Kulenovic
Lippitt 202D
Ph. 44436
email: mkulenovic@mail.uri.edu
Office hours: MTWTh: 12 p.m.
web page: www.math.uri.edu/~kulenm
NEW! Practice
graphing derivatives online!
Course Information
Introduction
This is
the first calculus course for students of engineering, mathematics, science and
other areas of study that require a strong mathematical background. In MTH 141
we shall explore in depth the idea of rate of change of a function and
its applications to problems in physics, geometry, chemistry and biology. We will
approach new ideas and problems from algebraic, graphical, and numerical points
of view.
How to Succeed in MTH141  Summer session
The goals are to have you develop symbol manipulation skills, mathematical modeling skills, skills in the use of technology to treat mathematical problems that involve the concepts of rate of change and derivative, an understanding of the language of calculus, and an appreciation for the uses of calculus in the sciences.
The course grade
will be computed as follows:
MTH 141/1000 (Session 1)
Course grade = (25 E1 + 25 E2 +
30 FE + 10 MP + 10 CW)/100
Key: E1 = Exam 1, E2 = Exam 2, FE = Final Exam, MP = Mathematica Projects, CW = Class Work. Class Work includes quizzes .
We will
use the software Mathematica in this course.
The Mathematica software is available in most
computer labs at URI Mathematica is a powerful computer algebra
system that can perform the most complicated calculations and draw spectacular
graphics at the touch of the button. Knowledge of software like Mathematica should help you in your
future professional career as well as in understanding material in calculus.
Our work with Mathematica will be organized into 3 Mathematica Worksheets which will be part of SAKAI package of the course. You will be able to download the worksheets from this web page at any of the URI computer labs or to your home computer if you have a personal copy of Mathematica. Student Edition of Mathematica is readily available at bookstores and over the Internet and is free for students at URI. There will be help with Mathematica available at one of the URI computer labs. The hours and names of people who will be helping you will be posted on this page as soon as they are scheduled.
Click here for CALENDAR and SYLLABUS: Information on the material covered, homework problems, etc..
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