University of Rhode Island    Department of Mathematics

MTH 142  (Calculus II)  Spring 2009
Intermediate Calculus with Analytic Geometry

Text  Hughes-Hallet, et. al., Calculus (Fourth Edition)
Prerequisites  MTH 141 or equivalent
Wednesday February 11, 2009
6:00-7:30 PM.  Pastore 124: Sections 01, 05, 06
                         Swan Aud: Sections 02, 03, 04

Exam II:
Wednesday March 11, 2009
6:00-7:30 PM   Pastore 124: Sections 01, 05, 06
                         Swan Aud: Sections 02, 03, 04

Exam III:
Wednesday April 15, 2009
6:00-7:30 PM   Pastore 124: Sections 01, 05, 06
                         Swan Aud: Sections 02, 03, 04

6:00-7:30 PM

Syllabus and Schedule

Tutoring is now available daily in Lippitt 103.

See tutoring schedule
for details.

Important for Wiley Plus!

Every student must register for his or her own section of WileyPlus:
Section 01 Comerford
Section 02 Baglama
Section 03 Basu
Section 04 Bonifant
Section 05 Kostrov
Section 06 Brett
Be sure to register for your section and only your section.
Once you go to your Class Section URL, click on ``register.'' Watch the registration tutorial if you need help.
Note: You will not be prompted for a Registration Code, but you still need to register in the course!

This second course in calculus assumes that you know and can use the basic ideas covered in MTH 141.  As in MTH 141, we will approach new ideas and problems from algebraic, graphical, and numerical points of view. Knowledge of Differentiation Rules is very important for the first part of this course. Make sure you review them.

How to succeed in MTH142

  • Spend about 8 hours per week, outside of class, working on problems, reading the text, and working on other projects. Sometime during the first week of class, set up your weekly schedule so that specific days and times are reserved for working out math problems.
  • Buy a notebook where you will write solutions to all the recommended problems.
  • Save all quizzes, handouts, and any other work. Use them to prepare yourself for tests.
  • Establish a group of fellow students to work with.
  • Come to class every time!  Skipping class, even only a couple of times, will translate into a lower course grade.
  • When you come to office hours bring your work with you.
  • The Academic Enhancement Center, AEC, located on the 4th floor of Roosevelt Hall can help students.  Call 874-2367, or stop by the 4th floor of Roosevelt Hall for more information.

Goals and Objectives
The goals are to have you develop symbol manipulation skills, mathematical modeling skills, skills in the use of technology to treat mathematical problems, an understanding of the language of calculus, and an appreciation for the uses of calculus in the sciences.

At the conclusion of this semester you should be able to:

1. Calculate integrals using a variety of algebraic and numerical techniques.
2. Solve problems in geometry, physics and probability using integrals.
3. Solve first order ordinary differential equations by graphical, numerical and algebraic techniques, and to set up mathematical models for problems in the sciences.
4. Calculate approximations to functions using the concepts of Taylor and Fourier expansions.
5. Determine properties of convergence of numerical and power series.
6. Treat problems involving modeling, algebraic calculations and numerical calculations by using technology (Maple, graphing calculators).

The course grade will be computed as follows:

There will be three evening exams on Wednesdays, from 6 pm - 7:30 pm, common for all sections. The location for each section is listed in the box above. A comprehensive final exam will be common for all sections. The time and place will be announced. Each evening exam is worth 100 points. The final exam is worth 250 points. Classwork, including quizzes and homework as determined by your instructor, is worth 100 points. Your Maple assignments will be worth 50 points.  Your final grade will be based on your percentage of these 700 points.

Maple Information
We will continue to use Maple in this course. The Maple software is available in most computer labs at both URI Kingston and Providence sites. If you did not take MTH 141 at URI last semester you might be unfamiliar with Maple. The first worksheet, among the ones listed below, provides a good introduction to Maple.

A TI-83 or TI-84 is highly recommended. Calculators are valuable for checking homework, but will NOT be allowed on quizzes or exams.

Attendance,quizzes, homework
Policy on attendance, quizzes and homework will be announced in class. Also, check the FAQ (frequently asked questions) section of the course's web site, where you will find information about Incomplete Grade, Second Grade Option, etc.

Special Accommodations
Students who need special accommodations and who have documentation from Disability Services should make arrangements with their instructor as soon as possible.  Students should contact Disability Services for Students, Office of Student Life, 330 Memorial Union, 874-2098.

Maple Worksheets for Calculus II
Maple worksheets for Calculus II are essentially meant to be a continuation of the set of worksheets for Calculus I. However, the introductory worksheet reviews all the necessary syntax which makes the set self-contained. Some of our URI Calculus II students last semester had no prior exposure to Maple and they had no trouble catching up.

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