Section 0004

Intermediate Calculus with Analytic Geometry

TTh 12:30-1:45pm Washburn 220

W 12pm Lippitt 205

Instructor |
Dr. Mark Comerford |

Office |
Lippitt 102 F |

Phone |
874 5984 |

Email |
mcomerford@math.uri.edu |

Office Hours |
Monday 2-5pm or by appointment |

TA |
Erin Farrell |

Office |
Lippitt 102J |

Phone |
874 5594 |

Email |
ekfarrell@my.uri.edu |

TA Office Hours |
M 12-3pm |

Text |
Hughes-Hallet, et.
al., Calculus
(Fifth Edition),ISBN 0470089148 |

Prerequisites |
MTH 141 or equivalent |

A link to the common MTH 142 webpage may be found here while a link to the common syllabus and schedule can be found
here

**Lectures and Homework Problems**

Clicking on the section in the table below will bring up the scanned notes for that section.

There are now solutions for Worksheet1, Worksheet2, Worksheets3, 5, 6, Worksheet4, Worksheet7, Worksheet8, Worksheet 9 , Worksheet10 and Worksheet11.

A review sheet with old questions for Exam 2 (together with solutions) can be found here.

A review sheet with old questions for Exam 3 (together with solutions) can be found here.

Before you register for your section, you must have a valid registration code. You then go to registration.

Once you go to your Class Section URL, click on ``register.'' Watch the
registration tutorial http://www.wileyplus.com/register if you need help.

WileyPlus informational flyer. (PDF)

**Exams**

There will be a Gateway Derivative Quiz on Thursday January 26, 2012 ). If you fail the gateway exam the first time, you will have the opportunity to take a second attempt at a time (during the evening) to be announced. If you do not eventually pass the quiz, 50 points will be dropped from your overall grade at the end of the term. Passing the derivative quiz means getting at least 7 problems right out of 10! In the quiz you will only be required to apply the differentiation rules (including the chain rule) and you won't be asked to simplify your answer.

Exam I |
Thursday February 23, 7-8:30pm CBLS 100 Covers TBA |

Exam II |
Thursday March 22, 7-8:30pm CBLS 100 Covers TBA |

Exam III |
Thursday April 19, 7-8:30pm CBLS 100 Covers TBA |

Final |
Monday May 7, 11:30am-2:30pm CBLS 100 Covers all class material |

**The following policies apply to all exams, and no exceptions will be made.
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Exam I |
100 pts |

Exam II |
100 pts |

Exam III |
100 pts |

Final |
200 pts |

Gateway Exam |
0 pts OR - 50 pts |

Classwork |
100 pts |

WileyPlus |
100 pts |

Mathematica |
100 pts |

Total |
800 pts |

The first Mathematica assignment is due on Tuesday April 10 and can be found here. The second Mathematica assignment is due on Thursday April 26 and can be found here.

Your total score out of 800 will be divided by 8 and the resulting score out of 100 will determine your grade: A 93 - 100, A- 90 - 93, B+ 87 - 90, B 83 - 87, B- 80 - 83, C+ 77 - 80, C 73 - 77, C- 70 - 73, D+ 67 - 70, D 60 - 67, F < 60.

Consider first coming to the office hours of either Professor Comerford or Erin Farrell. You can also visit the Academic Enhancement Center, either for a walk-in session or by making an appointment. The schedule for the AEC walk-in tutoring can be found here . The AEC also offers Supplemental Instruction (SI) for this class which is held on Mondays from 7:30-9pm in Bliss 205 (Parker), Wednesdays from 7 - 8:30pm in Bliss 305 (Evan) and Thursdays from 4-5:30pm in Quinn 103 (Parker). Finally, there is tutoring in the Math Dept which is led by tutors at the AEC and mathematics graduate students. This will be in Lippitt 205 from 1-9pm on Mondays - Thursdays and in Lippitt 103 from 10am-1pm on Fridays.

**Introductory Course Description**

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.

Spend about 8 hours per week, outside of class, working on problems, reading the text, and working on other 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.

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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:

- 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).

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Mathematica for Math 142**

There will be three Mathematica projects assigned during the semester. Information about these projects can be found through the Mathematica link here.

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Calculators**

Graphing calculators will not be used in this course and will not be permitted on exams.

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Attendance, Quizzes, Homework
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Policy on attendance, quizzes and homework will be announced 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.

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Special Accommodations
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Students who need special accomodations and who have documentation from Disability Services should make arrangements with their instructor as soon as possible. Students should conact Disability Services for Students, Office of Student Life, 330 Memorial Union, 874-2098.