Mth 142 Second Semester Calculus Fall 2014
Coordinator: Mark Comerford (Lippitt 102F) 
Course Materials
Textboook
Calculus: Single Variable 6th Ed.
Deborah HughesHallett, William G. McCallum, Andrew M. Gleason, Eric Connally, Daniel E. Flath
ISBN: 0470888644
Online Homework
WileyPLUS Registration Code

Syllabus and Class Schedule
A syllabus with suggested homework problems from the textbook can be found here. 
SectionSpecific Webpages
Section 
Instructor  Link 
0001  Raymond Beauregard  
0003  William Kinnersley  
0004  Christopher Staniszewski  
0005  Raymond Beauregard  
0001H  Mark Comerford  http://math.uri.edu/~mcomerford/math142/Fall2014/142H.html 
Online miniLectures
Christopher Staniszewski has prepared minilectures on various topics related to the course.

Grading Policy
Breakdown

Grading Scale

Common Exams
Common Gateway Exam  Tuesday September 9, 67pm, CBLS 100 
Exam 1 
Tuesday September 30, 67:30pm, CBLS 100 
Exam 2 
Tuesday October 28, 67:30pm, CBLS 100 
Exam 3 
Tuesday December 2, 67:30pm, CBLS 100 
Final 
Monday December 15, 710pm, CBLS 100 
Exam Policies
Exams
The three exams will be half multiple choice and half open response. The final will be entirely multiple choice.
Gateway Exam
The gateway exam will consist of ten openresponse problems. A passing grade is seven or more correct problems. If you do not pass the first time, you have the option to schedule up to three further makeups with your instructor. These must be taken before the day of the first exam (September 30). If, by then you have not passed a gateway exam, you will have 25 points deducted from your overall score if you got five or six problems correct on at least one attempt and 50points deducted if you got fewer than five problems correct on every attempt. Since 50 points of the total available 800 points is just about half a letter grade, not passing the gateway exam will essentially lower your final course grade by about half a letter grade.
The purpose of the gateway exam is to establish whether or not you have attained the level of mastery of the prerequisite material that is recommended to be successful in this course. All problems on the gateway exam are chosen from essential topics in precalculus and calculus 1 that come up often in calculus 2. A failing score on this gateway exam is an indication that you are likely unprepared for this course, and should carefully consider your options. The gateway exam is given during the add/drop period for exactly this reason.
General Policies
The following policies apply to all exams, and no exceptions will be made.

Makeup Exams
Makeup exams may be scheduled in the event you are unable to attend the evening exams under the following conditions. Note in particular that if you must miss the exam because of an approved scheduling conflict, you must notify your instructor before, not after, the exam, and emergencies require you to contact your instructor within 24 hours.
If your circumstances do not meet either of the above (no documentation, a nonemergency excuse without sufficient notice, etc.), then you will receive a zero for the missed exam. No exceptions. 
WileyPlus
WileyPLUS is an online homework system that will be used for some of the homework assignments in this course. A WileyPLUS registration code is required as a part of this course. A WileyPLUS registration code comes with each new version of the textbook sold at the bookstore, or can be purchased separately if you want to use a used textbook. If you took MTH 141 at URI last semester, then your WileyPLUS code should continue to work for this course. WileyPLUS assignments will be constant over all sections of the course. Signup Links for WileyPlus
You are responsible for getting WileyPLUS set up and enrolling in the online section of your course in a timely fashion. This includes obtaining a WileyPLUS code, whether bundled with your textbook, from Wiley if you purchased the textbook used, or retaining your code from last semester (if you have lost your code, you may need to purchase a new code). You will notice that the due dates in WileyPLUS are a few weeks after the material is scheduled to be covered in class. You should be working on the WileyPLUS assignments as we cover material in class. The extra time is a buffer for any technical difficulties you may encounter. You should not be in the habit of working on these assignments the day before the listed due date, as they should have been done weeks in advance. For this reason, there will be absolutely no extensions of WileyPLUS due dates for ANY REASON. 
Course Description
Introduction
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
Spend about 8 hours per week, outside of class, working on problems, reading the text, and working on other projects.
Goals and Objectives
The goals of the course are to have you develop symbol manipulation skills, mathematical modelling 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:

SI Sessions and Tutoring
SI (Supplemental Instruction) is available for this class. The SI leader is Kyle Montgomery and the sessions are on Tuesdays from 3:305pm in Washburn 316 and Thursdays from 3:305pm in Pastore 234. Attending SI can make a signigicant difference to your overall grade, so it pays to attend the sessions.
The Academic Enhacement Center (AEC) also offers free walkin tutoring in the basement of Roosevelt Hall on MondayThursday afternoons Fall 2014 Walkin Schedule

Standards of Behaviour
Students are responsible for being familiar with and adhering to the published "Community Standards of Behavior: University Policies and Regulations" which can be accessed in the University Student Handbook. If you must come in late, please do not disrupt the class. Please turn off all cell phones, pagers, or any electronic devices. 
Disability Accommodations
Any student with a documented disability should contact their instructor early in the semester so that we may work out reasonable accommodations to support your success in this course. Students should also contact Disability Services for Students: Office of Student Life, 330 Memorial Union, 8742098. They will determine with you what accommodations are appropriate and recommend them to us. All information and documentation is confidential. Students requiring special accommodations for exams must notify the instructor at least one week in advance and must provide documentation from the Disability Services Office described above. 