|MTH 141 Calculus I|
Text: Hughes-Hallet,et. al., Calculus, 3rd Edition
Supplement: Cheung, et. al., Getting Started with Maple
Prerequisites: MTH 111 or equivalent
Calculators: A graphing calculator is required.
Instructor: Dr. M. Kulenovic
web page: www.math.uri.edu/~kulenm
graphing derivatives online!
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.
to Succeed in MTH141 - Summer session
Goals and Objectives.
The goals are to have you develop symbol manipulation skills, mathematical modelling 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.
There will be several Modeling Projects that involve the use of the software Maple. The course grade will be computed as follows:
Key: E1 = Exam 1, E2 = Exam 2, E3 = Exam 3, FE = Final Exam, MP = Maple/Modeling Projects, CW = Class Work. Class Work includes quizzes, or other.
We will use the software Maple in this course. The Maple software is available in most computer labs at both URI Maple 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 Maple should help you in your future professional career as well as in understanding material in calculus.
Our work with Maple will be organized into Maple Worksheets. 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 Maple. Student Edition of Maple is readily available at bookstores and over the Internet. The student edition is reasonably priced and you may choose to purchase it for your convenience. If you already have a copy of Maple Release 5, you will be able to use it. We will make sure that our worksheets are compatible with Release 5.
There will be help with Maple 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.
There is a system that will allow you to submit your Maple homework
1 - first 10 problems
Below are instructions that you may find helpful when getting started with your first Maple assignment.
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Below are instructions that you may find helpful when getting started with
your first Maple assignment.