Math 131 Applied Calculus I
Spring 2006

  • Text: Hughes-Hallett, et. al., 2nd edition, Applied Calculus.
  • Calculators: A graphing calculator is required.

Final Exam: May 5, Friday, 7 pm - 10 pm, BISC AUD.

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Practice Exams, Available Help

 Practice Test 1    Practice Test 2    Practice Test 3    Tips for the Final

There will be plenty of help available during the semester: your instructor's office hours, tutoring at the Academic Enhancement Center and at Tyler Hall. For schedules and other useful information click the following links:

Spring 2006 Tutoring Schedule    Instructors' Office Hours    Math Department Home Page

THE ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER: The work in this course can be difficult.  You can seek help at the Academic Enhancement Center (AEC) in Roosevelt Hall.  AEC tutors can answer questions, clarify concepts, check your understanding, and help you to study. You can make an appointment or walk in anytime Mon-Thur 10 AM to 10 PM, Fri 10 AM to 1 PM, Sun 4 PM - 8 PM. For a complete schedule go to, call (401) 874-2367, or stop by the fourth floor in Roosevelt Hall.


Technology will play an important role in this course and we will make extensive use of graphing calculators. Be sure to bring your graphing calculator to each class and to every exam. The applets below may help you to understand some of the material.

Description of the Course

MTH 131 is a calculus course primarily intended for students in life or social sciences, such as biology, pharmacy, and economics. Much emphasis will be placed on the practical interpretation of calculus in numerical, graphical, and algebraic terms. The main topics of the course are functions, differentiation, integration and applications.

Exams and Evaluation

There will be three exams given in the evenings, 6-7:30 pm, common to all sections: Exam 1 Wed 2/22, BISC AUD; Exam 2 Thur 3/30, BISC AUD; Exam 3 Tue 4/25, Chafee 271. The final exam is scheduled on Friday, May 5, 7 pm -10 pm, at BISC AUD.

Your grade will be based upon a possible total of 600 points, as follows:

  • Three common tests at 100 points each -- 300 points,
  • Final exam -- 200 points,
  • Quizzes and work assigned by your instructor -- 100 points.

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April 30, 2006
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