Calculus 128 Fall 2019 Main Course Page
Calculus 128 Course Webpage FALL 2019
- Working out problems is the only way to learn mathematics.
- By doing the problems you can gauge how well you understand
the course material.
- The homework problems and class examples are representative
of the types of problems
that will appear on the examinations.
Extra help and resources
- Instructor office hours
- Calculus Tutoring Center (CTC), LGRT 140, M-Th 3-8pm (except on days of a 127/128 exam)
- Khan Academy: Excellent resource for reviewing algebra/trigonometry/geometry and course material.
- Wolfram Alpha: symbolic differentiation and integration, numerical integration, 2D/3D plottting, and more!
Hans Johnston, LGRT 1526, 545-2817, firstname.lastname@example.org, and
sending an email to this address is the best way, except for in
person, to contact/talk_with me.
Math 128 is a continuation of MATH 127 (Calculus for Life and Social
Sciences I). This course covers elementary techniques of integration,
introduction to differential equations, applications to several mathematical
models in the life and social sciences, and multivariate
functions and partial derivatives.
Applied Calculus, 4th edition (Hughes-Hallet), available as an ebook
with your WileyPLUS account. If interested, you should be able to find
a used copy of the physical book online.
A calculator with integration capabilities is required
for this course: Something like the TI 83/84, etc. will
be fine. Calculators are necessary for all exams.
- 6.1 Average Value
- 6.2 Consumer and Producer Surplus
- 6.3 Present and Future Value
- 6.4 Integrating Relative Growth Rates
- 7.1 Constructing Antiderivatives Analytically
- 7.2 Integration by Substitution
- 7.3 Using the Fundamental Theorem to Find Definite Integrals
- 7.4 Integration by Parts
- 8.1 Density Functions
- 8.2 Cumulative Distribution Functions and Probability
- 8.3 The Median and the Mean
- 9.1 Understanding Functions of Two Variables
- 9.2 Contour Diagrams
- 9.3 Partial Derivatives
- 9.4 Computing Partial Derivatives Algebraically
- 9.5 Critical Points and Optimization
- 9.6 Constrained Optimization
- 10.1 Mathematical Modeling: Setting Up a Differential Equation
- 10.2 Solutions to Differential Equations
- 10.4 Exponential Growth and Decay
- 10.5 Applications and Modeling
Homework assignments will be assigned and completed through WileyPLUS. WileyPLUS
is an online homework and course study system. It also contains an e-book of your
textbook. Since the homework system comes with an e-book the hard copy of the
textbook is optional.
There will be two evening exams (7:00 - 8:30 PM) and a final exam following a
multiple-choice format. At each exam, students will need
to bring a #2 pencil, a calculator and a UMass student ID card.
Failing to produce an ID may result in the exam not being scored.
Exam 1 : Tues October 15th
Exam 2 : Mon November 18th
Final : Tues 12/17 3:30-5:30 PM
Makeup exams will only be given for reasons described
in the UMass Amherst Class Absence Policy
Note: There are no re-takes of exams. If an
emergency situation arises, and you are unable to take an exam, contact your
instructor within 48 hours of the exam to schedule a make-up exam.
The grading of the course will be as follows. There will be a final
exam worth 30%, two exams during the semester worth 25% each, and
20% for the online WileyPLUS homework. Your lowest three homework
grades will be dropped, excluding the two
mandatory review homeworks .
There is no
extra credit in the course.
Scales for letter grades
- A : 90,
B : 79,
C : 67,
D : 55,
F : <55