MTH131 Applied Calculus I
Fall 2004
Instructor: Lubos Thoma
Office: Tyler Hall 214
Tel: 874.4451
Email: thoma@math.uri.edu
Class Schedule: Section 03:
MWF 12.00  12.50pm, Kelley 102
Section 05: MWF 2.00  2.50pm, Wales 223
Office hours: MW 3.00  4.00 pm, F 1.00  2.00pm, and by appointment
Central Webpage
Important dates  exams, quizes, homework
 We finished Section 7.4.
 Notes on covered sections:
pdf
postscript
 Final Exam: Thursday December 16, 3.006.00pm, BISC Auditorium
The final exam is a comprehensive exam and covers
material from the whole semester.
Here are some tips for preparation
for the final:
tips for the final.

Schedule of tutoring hours
Exams
Exam 1: Thursday October 7, 6.007.30pm
Room:
sections 3 and 5 will take the exam in PASTORE 124.
Exam I covers Sections 1.1  2.2 (including 2.2).
Practice Test I
Exam 2: Thursday November 4, 6.007.30pm
Room: BISC Auditorium for all sections
Exam 2 covers Sections 'Limits, ....'  4.2 (including 4.2).
Practice Test 2
Exam 3: Thursday December 9, 6.007.30pm
Room: Chafee 273 (my sections 03 and 05)
Exam 3 covers Section 4.3  7.3 (including 7.3).
Practice Test 3
Final Exam: Thursday December 16, 3.006.00pm, BISC Auditorium
The final exam is a comprehensive exam and covers
material from the whole semester.
Here are some tips for preparation
for the final:
tips for the final.
Online material.
If you follow one of these links and do not see any graphs,
you need to download Flash Player. Click to download the free player from the Macromedia site here:
Download Flash Player 7.
Homework:
Homework set 10:
Section 5.3, exercise 13; exercise 14 on page 247;
Section 7.1, exercises 10, 15, 54
due Monday December 6
Homework set 9:
Section 5.1, exercises 3, 9,
Section 5.2, exercises 8, 16, 18
due Monday November 22
Homework set 8:
Section 4.7, exercises 5, 8, and
answer exercise 14 using function R(x) = 100/( 1+100e^(0.2x) );
Section 4.8, exercises 4, 7
due Monday November 15
Homework set 7:
copies of homework set 7 has been distrubited in class
due Monday November 1
Homework set 6:
Section 3.1, exercises 18, 36;
Section 3.2, exercise 6, 26,
Section 3.3, exercises 4, 30, 33
due Monday October 25
Homework set 5:
Section 'Limits, ...', exercises 16, 26 (page 134),
Section 2.3, exercise 9,
Section 2.4, exercises 2, 14 (for section 03 only), exercises 10, 11
(for section 05 only);
due Monday October 18
Homework set 4:
Section 1.10, exercise 20,
Section 2.1, exercises 9, 14,
Section 2.2, exercises 12, 14;
due Monday October 4
Homework set 3:
Section 1.7, exercises 3, 24,
Section 1.9, exercise 17,
Section 1.10, exercises 14;
due Monday September 27
Homework set 2:
Section 1.3, exercise 14,
Section 1.5, exercise 4,
Section 1.6, exercises 12,22;
due Monday September 20
Homework set 1:
Section 1.1, exercise 10,
Section 1.2, exercise 2;
due Monday September 13
Course Information
 The course
CENTRAL WEBPAGE

CALENDAR and SYLLABUS

Schedule of tutoring hours in the Academic Enhancement Center
 Text: HughesHallett, et. al., Applied Calculus, second edition
 Calculators: A graphing calculator is required. (TI83..86 recommended
but others may be suitable too.) Calculators may not be permitted for
some class quizzes and for parts of exams.
 Printable syllabus:
postscript
pdf

Do you need to check how to compute a derivative ?
The webpage for automatic computing of derivatives
(which I mentioned in class) can be found
HERE.
Then follow the 'derivatives' link.
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
fourcredit 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 79 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 evening exams given during the semester
outside of class.
Their dates will be posted on the central web page
and announced in class as soon as available.
All sections will take these exams.
The final exam will be scheduled at a common time for all sections.
The exams will reflect the variety of the homework problems.
Do not expect to be asked merely to solve homework problems with
the numbers changed. The best way to prepare for the exams,
and to develop confidence in your ability to solve problems,
is to work on the homework problems as suggested.
GRADING: Your grade will be determined out of a
possible of 600 points:
three common exams, 100 points for each exam
final exam 200 points
homework, quizes, or classwork 100 points