|General Course Information|
Course Goals. MTH 142 is the second semester of calculus for students of science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and others. It is a challenging course with a lot of material to cover, so we will be moving very quickly. It is intended to deepen your understanding of fundamental concepts, especially integration; to show you applications of calculus in geometry, physics, probability, among others; and to introduce you to infinite series and differential equations. A technical goal is to strengthen your computational abilities in algebra, trigonometry, differentiation and integration.
- You are expected to attend lectures, keep up with the corresponding reading in the textbook, and work through the assigned homework problems.
- You are expected to get notes and any announcements of any classes you must miss from other students before the next class. Remember, not being in class does not excuse you of responsibility for the material covered for that day.
- You are expected to spend 12 hours per week working on the material for this course. That's 4 hours per week in class, and 8 hours per week outside of class. Yes, that's right, 8 hours, per week, outside of class. MTH 142 is a 4 credit course, and so as per Section 8.31.10 of the University Manual, it requires 8 hours of study per week in addition to the 4 hours of class time.
- You will be expected to memorize formulas, procedures, theorems, etc. Calculus, like many technical subjects, has a body of mathematical facts that you will have to learn. Be prepared to memorize some formulas and theorems as you learn about their meaning and uses. It would be best to make peace with this requirement now, it won't change.