Math 142 Summer 2016

Class       Office Hours

Section 3 - 82702
The class meets at 10:30 am - 11:30 am MTWRF in A 110


Monday 10 - 11 a.m.
Wednesday 10 - 11 a.m.
Thursday 2 - 4 p.m.
Friday 10 - 11 a.m.
and by appointment

You are welcome to drop by anytime.
If I am not busy, I'll be happy to talk to you.

Please remember to do the SAIS evaluations.   I am especially interested in how useful the Webassign material was. Thanks.

Homework Grades - The homework grade will be based on a total of 550 points. There will be a total of about 740 points. The maximum possible however, will be 100%. I will soon upload the scores from the assignments submitted in class to webassign. Let me know if these are incorrect. The homework grade counts like a test (16%).

Test Grades - During regular terms I have allowed students to replace one test score with the final exam score, assuming it is an improvement. Since there will not be a comprehensive final exam this summer, I will write a shorter 1 page redo of each of the other three tests. After you hand in test 4, you may take one (and only one) of these. If you do substantially better, I will raise the score for that test. It shouldn't take more than about 1/2 an hour for this. Let me know if you have a time conflict and we can make other arrangements.

The fourth test is scheduled for Tuesday, August 9. It will cover the material through section 10.7 You may bring the series notes to the test. Here is a practice test. and a series review. (pdf)

The third test is scheduled for Friday, July 22. It will cover the material through section 8.3 Here is a practice test. and a general review. (pdf) Section 11.4 will not be on the test.

The second test is scheduled for Thursday, July 7. It will cover the material through section 7.4 Here is an old test. There is a link to more integration problems below.

The first test is scheduled for Friday, June 17. It will cover the material through section 5.7 and geometric series. Here is an old test.

Course Schedule

Supplementary Homework Problems html format or pdf-format



Course Policies

Text: Calculus, by Jon Rogowski. (3rd edition - early transcendentals version). We will cover section 4.9, chapters 5, 6, 7 and 10. Since we will be using webassign for the homework, if you do not have this book from Math 141, it may be possible to get by with some other calculus text book. The ideas and the notation are very standard. (Assuming the book was published after 1900.) See me if you have any questions.

Homework and Webassign: Homework problems will be done using webassign. Homework will be assigned every class day. It is important to keep up with the assignments. The best way to learn math is to struggle with lots of problems. The homework will count as much as a test (20%).

Tests: There will be four in-class tests. There will not be a final exam..

Grades: The 4 tests and the homework will each count for 20% of the grade. Neither tests nor the homework will be dropped. On the homework, I will not count all of the available points, so anyone who works faithfully at it will get a good homework grade. Grades will be computed on a scale no more stringent than the standard university scale of 90-100% A, 87 - 89% A-, 83 - 86 B+, 80-82% B, 77 - 79% B-, etc. Some consideration will be given to steady improvement throughout the term; of course consideration will also be given to a steady decline throughout the term.

Calculator: You should have a graphing calculator for this course. The Math Dept recommends the TI-84, But you are not required to have this particular model. For example, any TI graphing calculator (the TI - 81 or 82) or Sharp or Casio is fine. You will always be allowed to use a calculator on tests, but you may only use a calculator that does not have symbolic algebraic routines, so no TI-89's, Ti-92's or the like.

Make Up Policies: If you miss a test due to an emergency, please notify me as soon as possible to schedule a make-up.

Last update: January 9, 2017, 1:53 pm