Math 142 Fall 2015

Classes       Office Hours

Section 8-43292:
MWF at 1:25 PM - 2:15 PM HSS 215 and
Thursdays at 12:40 - 1:30 PM in Ayres 120
Section 13-43297
MWF at 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM and
Thursdays at 8:10 - 9:00 AM all in Ayres 123


Monday 10:10 AM - noon
Wednesday 10:10 - 11:00 AM and 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Thursday 10:40 - 11:40 AM
Friday 10:10 AM - noon
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. If the Thursday class is listed separately, you should be able to do either one. They should be automatically combined. I am especially interested in how useful the Webassign material was. Thanks.

Homework Grades - The homework grade will be based on a total of 640 points. There will be a total of over 820 points. The maximum possible however, will be 100%. I recently uploaded another set of scores from the assignments submitted in in class. 'Hand in 10-16' was out of 98 points. Let me know if these are incorrect. The homework grade counts like a test (16%).

The fourth test is scheduled for Thursday, November 19. It will cover the material through section 10.6 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 Thursday, October 29. It will cover the material through section 8.3 Here is a practice test. and a general review. (pdf)

The second test is scheduled for Thursday, October 8. 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 Thursday, September 10. It will cover the material through section 5.6 and geometric series. Here is an old test.

Course Policies

Text: Calculus, by Jon Rogowski. (2nd 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.

Course Schedule


Last update: November 23, 2015, 5:00 pm