MTH131 Applied Calculus I

### Spring 2002

Instructor: Lubos Thoma
Office: Tyler Hall 214
Tel: 874.4451
Email: thoma@math.uri.edu
Class Schedule: TR 11 am, Tyler 106
Office hours: TR 1:30 - 2:30 pm and by appointment

Important dates -- exams, quizes, homework

• Homework 11 is due on Tuesday, May 7. Please see below for the problems. This is our last homework.
• We finished our last Section 6.6.

• The final exam will be given on Monday, May 13, 3:00 -- 6:00pm in CHAFEE 271.

Homework:
Homework set 11:   #10 in Section 6.1, #22 in Section 6.5, and the third problem is to find the indefinite integral of the function f(t) = 1/t + sin(t)    due: Tuesday 05/07
Homework set 10:   #2, 14, 19 in Section 3.2    due: Tuesday 04/23
Homework set 9:   #3, 6 in Section 3.1    due: Tuesday 04/16
Homework set 8:   #15, 16 in Section 5.1 and #10 in Section 5.2    due: Tuesday 04/09
Homework set 7:   #41 in Section 4.1 and #25 in Section 4.2    due: Tuesday 03/26
Homework set 6:   #19, 21 in Section 4.1    due: Thursday 03/21
Homework set 5:    # 17 in Section 2.2, # 6 in Section 2.3, # 16 in Section 2.3, # 14 in Section 2.4   [postscript]    due: Tuesday March 5
Homework set 4:   #5, 10 a,b in Section 2.1    due: Tuesday 02/26
Homework set 3:   #5 in Section 1.7, #29 in Section 1.8   [postscript]    due: Thursday 02/14
Homework set 2:   #7 in Section 1.3, #24 in Section 1.5, #13 in Section 1.6   [postscript]    due: Thursday 02/14
Homework set 1:   #14 in Section 1.1, #7,10 in Section 1.2    due: Thursday 01/31

## 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 outside of class. Scheduled on 2/19, 4/1, and 4/29, 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.