

Introductory Calculus with Analytic Geometry 




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 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.
How
to Succeed in MTH141  Summer session
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:
Key: E1 = Exam 1, E2 = Exam 2, E3 = Exam 3, FE = Final Exam, MP = Maple/Modeling Projects, CW = Class Work. Class Work may include collected homework, 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 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 electronically.
Maple Worksheets
Below are instructions that you may find helpful when getting started with your first Maple assignment.
Below is a list of Maple worksheets for Calculus I. Your instructor will tell you which of them will be assigned as your Maple homework. Others may be added to this list.
If you open a worksheet with Maple 7, the program will ask you if you want the worksheet updated to Release 7 of Maple. Click on "YES". The following worksheets will help you get aquainted with maple. They are not suitable to hand in for homework.
Your instructor will assign some of the following and give you details as to which ones you may choose, and when they are due to be submitted.
Attendance,quizzes,
homework
I
will not take attendance. There will be a quiz on Tuesdays.
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. Merino
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.