University of Rhode Island    Department of Mathematics

MTH 142  Calculus II  

Summer 2008/3000
Intermediate Calculus with Analytic Geometry

Text : Hughes-Hallet, et. al., Calculus (Fourth Edition)
Prerequisites : MTH 141 or equivalent
Calculators : A graphing calculator is required
Instructor: Dr. M. Kulenovic,, 874-4436, Tyler Hall 216.

Syllabus and Schedule How to succeed Goals and Objectives
Evaluation Maple Info FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Exams from previous semesters


This second course in calculus assumes that you know and can use the basic ideas covered in MTH 141.  As in MTH 141, we will approach new ideas and problems from algebraic, graphical, and numerical points of view.

How to Succeed in MTH142

Goals and Objectives.

The goals are to have you develop symbol manipulation skills, mathematical modeling skills, skills in the use of technology to treat mathematical problems, an understanding of the language of calculus, and an appreciation for the uses of calculus in the sciences.

At the conclusion of this semester you should be able to:

1. Calculate integrals using a variety of algebraic and numerical techniques.
2. Solve problems in geometry, physics and probability using integrals.
3. Solve first order ordinary differential equations by graphical, numerical and algebraic techniques, and to set up mathematical models for problems in the sciences.
4. Calculate approximations to functions using the concepts of Taylor and Fourier expansions.
5. Determine properties of convergence of numerical and power series.
6. Treat problems involving modeling, algebraic calculations and numerical calculations by using technology (Maple, graphing calculators).

There will be three Modeling Projects that involve the use of Maple. The course grade will be computed as follows:

Course grade =  ( 20 E1 + 20 E2 + 30 FE + 10 MP + 20 CW ) / 100

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

Maple Information
We will continue the use Maple in this course. The Maple software is available in most computer labs at both URI Kingston and Providence sites.

If you did not take MTH 141 at URI last semesteryou might be unfamiliar with Maple. There is an introductory worksheet at which combined with the Getting Started with Maple book that came with your text should be enough to help you begin your work.

Attendance,quizzes, homework
I will not take attendance.  There will be a quiz every day of class. You are suppose to work out the  suggested problems immediately after we cover the material in class. Also, check the FAQ (frequently asked questions) section of the course's web site, where you will find information about Incomplete Grade, Second Grade Option, etc.

Special Accomodations
Students who need special accomodations and who have documentation from disability services  should make arrangements with Dr. Kulenovic as soon as possible

URI Civility Policy
Teachers at the University of Rhode Island are committed to developing and actively protecting a class environment in which respect must be shown to everyone in order to facilitate the expression, testing, understanding, and creation of a variety of ideas and opinions. Rude, sarcastic, obscene or disrespectful speech and disruptive behavior have a negative impact on everyone's learning and are cosidered unacceptable. The course instructor will have disruptive persons removed from the class.