MTH 141 Calculus I |

**Text: Hughes-Hallet,et. al., Calculus, 4th Edition**

**Instructor: Dr. M. Kulenovic**

**Tyler 216**

**Ph. 44436**

**e-mail: kulenm@math.uri.edu**

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

**How
to Succeed in MTH141 - Summer session
**

- Spend about 10 hours per week, outside of class, working problems, reading the text, and working on Projects. Sometime during the first week of class, set up your weekly schedule so that specific days and times are reserved for working out math problems.
- Buy a notebook where you will write solutions to all the recommended problems.
- Save all quizzes, handouts, and any other work. Use them to prepare yourself for tests.
- Establish a group of fellow students to work with.
- Come to class
every time! Skipping class, even only a couple of times, will
translate into a lower course grade.

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.

**Evaluation
**There will be
several Modeling Projects that involve the use of the software Maple.
The course grade will be computed as follows:

MTH 141/1000
(Session 1)

and

MTH 141/3000

and

MTH 141/3000

Key: **E1** =
Exam 1, **E2** =
Exam 2, **FE** =
Final Exam, **MP** =
Maple Projects, **CW** =
Class Work. Class Work includes quizzes, or other.

**Maple Information
**We will use the
software Maple in this course. The Maple software is available in most
computer
labs at both URI

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
electronically.

*Maple* Worksheets

Below are instructions that you
may find helpful when getting started with your first *Maple*
assignment.

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Information on the material covered, homework problems, etc..**

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*Maple* Worksheets

Below are instructions that you may find helpful when getting
started with
your first *Maple* assignment.

- Download
"Introduction to
*Maple*"(intro141.mws) - Download "More about Plotting"(plots.mws)
- Download "Average and Instantaneous Rates of Change. Limits"(ratelim.mws)
- Download "Using Derivatives"(derivatives.mws)
- Download "Optimization Problems"(optimiz.mws)
- Download "The Definite Integral"(integral.mws)
- Download "First-Order Differential Equations"(diffeq.mws)
- Download
"Summary
of Calculus I Syntax in
*Maple*"(summ.mws)