Math 142 Spring 2018

Final Exams       Office Hours

9:05 MTWF class:
  Weds. May 2, at 8:00 a.m in A-110.

11:15 MWRF class:
  Thurs. May 3, at 10:15 a.m. in HSS 215.


Monday 4/30: 1:00 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 5/1: 10:30 - noon
Wednesday 5/2: 10:30 - noon
Thursday 5/4: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
and by appointment

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

Course Schedule

Supplementary Homework Problems html format or pdf-format


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

Exam Review You may bring the series notes to the test.

Homework Grades - I have uploaded to webassign the 'hand in HW' score from the assignments submitted in class, and the 'HW score', which is the overall score for homework out of 75. Let me know if these are incorrect. There were 605 points counted from the WA homework and 120 poins (out of 147)from the hand ins. The homework grade counts like a test (16%).

The fourth test is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18. It will cover the material through section 10.6. This will include arclength, surface area and polar coordinates. You may bring the series notes to the test.

The third test is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21. It will cover the material through section 7.9

The second test is scheduled for Wednesday, February 21. It will cover the material through section 7.1. Here is an old test. There is a link to more integration problems below.

The first test is scheduled for Wednesday, January 31. It will cover the material through section 5.7 and geometric series. Here is an old test.


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 (16%).

Tests: There will be four hour tests, plus a comprehensive final exam.

Grades: The 4 tests and the homework will count for 80% of the grade and the final exam 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: April 26, 2018, 10:52 am