MTH131 Applied Calculus I

### Fall 2002

Instructor: Lubos Thoma
Office: Tyler Hall 214
Tel: 874.4451
Email: thoma@math.uri.edu
Class Schedule: MWF 2 pm, INDP 220
Office hours: MWF 3 -- 4 pm and by appointment

Important dates -- exams, quizes, homework

• Exam 3:   We will have our third exam on Monday December 2, 6.00 -- 7.30 pm, PAST 124. The exam will cover Sections 4.1 - 4.3, 4.7, 4.8, 5.1 - 5.5.
• We finished Section 5.5.
• Final exam:   We will have our final exam on Friday December 13, 2002, 11:30am-2:30pm, Edwards Aud. The final is a comprehensive exam.

Homework:
Homework set 9:   Section 7.1, problem 42 (on page 282),     Section 7.1, problem 56 (on page 282),     Section 7.3, problem 30 (on page 290),
Find the area between the graphs of f(x) = 2x+1 and g(x) = 6x-2-x^2. Use antiderivatives to evaluate all integrals you need.
due: Monday December 9, 2002

Extra Credit Homework:   Section 5.3, problem 12 (on page 236),     Section 5.4, problem 12 (on page 241),     Section 5.5, problem 9 (on page 246),
Review Problems Section, problem 8 (on page 247),   due: Monday December 2, 2002
Homework set 9:   Review Problems, problem 35 (on page 217),     Section 5.1, problem 15 (on page 225),     Section 5.2, problem 10 (on page 231),
due: Friday November 22, 2002
Homework set 8:   Section 4.3, problem 13 (on page 180),     Section 4.7, problem 4 (on page 204),     Section 4.7, problem 5 (on page 204),
due: Friday November 15, 2002
Homework set 7:   Section 4.1, problem 8 (on page 170),     Section 4.2, problem 11 (on page 175),     Section 4.2, problem 28 (on page 176),
Section 4.3, problem 21 (on page 181);    due: Friday November 8, 2002
Homework set 6:   Section 3.1, problem 38 (page 141);     Section 3.2, problem 8 (page 145);     Section 3.3, problem 22 (page 149);
Review Problems, problem 46 (page 157);    due: Friday October 25, 2002
Homework set 5:   Section 2.4, problem 15 (page 116);   Section 2.4, problem 25 (page 117);
Section 'Limits, Continuity, ....', problem 29 (on page 134);    due: Friday October 18, 2002
Homework set 4:   Section 2.1, problem 11 (page 100);   Section 2.2, problem 14 (page 105);
Section 'Limits, Continuity, ....', problem 6 (on page 134);    due: Friday October 11, 2002
Homework set 3:   Section 1.7, problem 6 (page 49);   Section 1.10, problem 20 (page 68);
Section 'Fitting formulas to data', problem 3 (on page 79);    due: Friday September 27, 2002
Homework set 2:   Section 1.5, problem 5 (page 37);   Section 1.5, problem 16 (page 38);   Section 1.6, problem 11 (on page 42);    due: Friday September 20, 2002
Homework set 1:   Section 1.2, problem 2 (page 11);   Section 1.2, problem 20 (page 12);   Section 1.3, problem 22 (on page 20);    due: Friday September 13, 2002

## Course Information

### Introduction

GOALS OF THIS COURSE: Math 131 is a calculus course primarily intended for students in the life or social sciences, such as Biology, Pharmacy, and Economics. It is different (but not easier) than the four-credit calculus course, Math 141, designed for students who intend to take more advanced math, such as engineering, computer science, and mathemactics majors. The main emphasis will on the practical interpretation of calculus in numerical, graphical, and algebraic terms, although important theoretical concepts will also be covered. The main topics of the course are functions, differentiation, integration and applications.

EXPECTATIONS: We expect that you will give this course 7-9 hours a week of your undivided attention, in addition to your class time. This is an approximate figure of course, but don't assume that you can spend less time than this and still get a grade you'll like. We also expect that you will ATTEND YOUR CLASS.

## Exams and Evaluation

There will be three exams given during the semester outside of class. These are scheduled for Mondays Sept 30th, Oct 28th, and Dec. 2 at 6:00-7:30 pm.   Locations will be announced in class. All sections will take these exams. The final exam will be scheduled at a common time for all sections. About 80% of the problems on the exams will be similar to problems on the assigned problems list. The remainder will require a little deeper mastery of the material.