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Math 142 Course Description

Math 142 Course Description - Course Description Textbook...

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Course Description Textbook Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 5 th edition, by James Stewart (ISBN 0-534-39321-7). The web supplements for this book may be helpful, particularly the algebra review and the various web links for each chapter. Course Description Math 142 continues the development of calculus started in Math 141. We will start where Math 141 left off by doing applications of first and second derivatives to curve sketching, followed by max/min word problems. We will then start to cover integral calculus, which is an important tool for applications to all parts of the natural sciences, engineering and economics. The basic concept of an integral will be introduced and used to find areas, volumes, and average values. Once the idea is in place, we will cover basic techniques of integration such as substitution, integration by parts, trigonometric substitution, and the method of partial fractions. Throughout the course, applications of these techniques to problems coming from other disciplines will be discussed. See also the course catalog description. Assessments and Grading Attending lectures is required in this course, and students who miss a significant number of classes without obtaining excused leaves of absence from their instructors will find their grades penalized. In addition to classroom attendance, your grade for the course will be based on your performance on three exams, WebWork assignments, and quizzes: Assessment Percent Date and Time Place WebWork 20 % Due almost every Friday at 6 pm Online (click here) Quizzes 10 % During weekly recitation Midterm exam 1 17.5 % Tuesday, October 2, 8:00 - 9:30 AM Hutchison 140 (Lander Auditorium) Midterm exam 2 17.5 % Tuesday, November 6, 8:00 - 9:30 AM Hutchison 140 (Lander Auditorium) Final exam 35 % Sunday, December 16, 12:30 - 3:30 PM Dewey 1-101 (Bring your student ID!) WebWork, quiz, and exam scores will be available on Moodle's online gradebook for you to view. Please check that your scores are recorded correctly. If you dropped from Math 162 to Math 142 midway through the semester, please see the section Adding Math 142 below for how your grade will be determined. WebWork and Supplementary Homework
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Homework comes in two forms. One form of homework consists of supplementary exercises that are listed in the course schedule. These exercises do not contribute directly to your total grade, but they will be discussed in recitation and similar exercises will undoubtedly appear on quizzes and exams. The other form of homework is WebWork exercises. Please click here to read about how to enroll in Moodle and use Moodle/WebWork (it is important that you do this otherwise your grades may not be recorded!). WebWork exercises are done online and provide instant feedback. When you have done a WebWork exercise correctly, your credit for the problem is immediately
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