MTH131 Applied Calculus I
Spring 2003
Instructor: Lubos Thoma
Office: Tyler Hall 214
Tel: 874.4451
Email: thoma@math.uri.edu
Class Schedule: Section 03:
TR 11.00am  12.15pm, TYLR 106
Section 04: TR 12.30  1.45pm, QUIN CONF
Office hours: T 2.00  3.00 pm, R 10.00  11.00 am,
and by appointment
Important dates  exams, quizes, homework
 Homework 10 and extra credit are due Tuesday May 6, 2003. Please see below.
 Project: Here
is a link to our project.
Deadlines: final draft deadline: May 6, 2003
 Final Exam: We will have our final
exam on Friday May 9, 11.30am  2.30 pm,
in CHAF 271 (This room is for all sections). See
here.
The final exam is a comprehensive exam.
Homework:
Homework set 10:
Section 7.1, problem 32 (on page 282); Section 7.1, problem 41 (on page 282);
Section 7.1, problem 44 (on page 282);
Section 7.1, problem 55 (on page 282);
due: Tuesday May 6, 2003.
Extra credit:
Problem 15 (on page 247); Find the area between y = x^33x and y=x
for x in the interval [2,2];
Problem 24 (on page 296); Section 7.3, problem 24 (on page 290);
Section 7.3, problem 31 (on page 290);
due: Tuesday May 6, 2003.
Homework set 9:
Section 4.8, problem 4 (on page 210), Section 5.1, problem 15 (on page 225),
Section 5.2, problem 1 (on page 231),
Section 5.3, problem 11 (on page 236);
due: Tuesday April 29, 2003.
Homework set 8:
Section 4.2, problem 8 (on page 175),
Find the global maxima and minima of the function
f(x) = x^3  x^2  x +3 over the open interval (1,2),
Section 4.3, problem 15 (on page 180),
Section 4.4, problem 9 (on page 187),
Section 4.7, problem 5 (on page 204);
due: Thursday April 17, 2003.
Homework set 7:
Section 3.2, problem 27 (on page 146),
Section 3.2, problem 37 (on page 146),
Section 3.3, problem 4 (on page 149),
Section 3.3, problem 14 (on page 149),
Section 3.3, problem 26 (on page 149);
due: Thursday March 27, 2003.
Homework set 6:
Section 3.1, problem 18 (on page 141),
Section 3.1, problem 32 (on page 141),
Section 3.1, problem 39 (on page 141);
due: Thursday March 27, 2003.
Homework set 5:
Section 2.4, problem 15 (on page 116),
Section 2.4, problem 18 (on page 116),
Section 'Limits, Continuity and the Definition of the Derivative',
problem 7 (on page 134)
Section 'Limits, Continuity and the Definition of the Derivative',
problem 29 (on page 134);
due: Thursday March 6, 2003.
Homework set 4:
Section 1.10, problem 20 (on page 68),
Section 1.10, problem 22 (on page 68),
Section 'Fitting Formulas to Data', problem 6 (on page 80),
Section 'Limits to Infinity and End Behavior',
problem 29 (on page 92);
due: Thursday February 20, 2003.
Homework set 3:
Section 1.7, problem 6 (on page 49),
Section 1.8, problem 8 (on page 54),
due: Thursday February 13, 2003.
Homework set 2:
Section 1.5, problem 5 (on page 37),
Section 1.5, problem 16 (on page 38),
Section 1.6, problem 11 (on page 42),
Review problems for Ch.1, problem 35 (on page 72),
due: Thursday February 6, 2003.
Homework set 1:
Section 1.2, problem 2 (on page 11),
Section 1.2, problem 15 (on page 12),
Section 1.2, problem 20 (on page 12),
Section 1.3, problem 22 (on page 20),
due: Thursday January 30, 2003.
Course Information
 The course
CENTRAL WEBPAGE

CALENDAR and SYLLABUS

Schedule of tutoring hours in Learning Assistance Network
 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 exams given during the semester outside of class.
These are scheduled for Wednesday February 26, April 2, and
April 30 at 6:007:30 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.
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.
Moreover,
practice problems for exams can be found on the central
webpage to further help you to prepare for the exams.
GRADING: Your grade will be determined out of a
possible of 600 points:
three common tests, 100 points for each test
final exam 150 points
homework or classwork 120 points
project 30 points