MATH 142

Course Policies and Information


Instructor Lecture E-mail Office Office Hours
Thomas Tucker MW 3:25-4:40pm Morey Room 321 thomas.tucker at rochester dot edu Hylan 1010 Th 11-12, Fri 12:30-1:30 (Zoom)
Sergio Chaves R MW 9-10:15am in Gavett Hall Room 312 schavesr at math dot rochester dot edu Hylan 1001 M 11:30am - 12:30pm, Th 3:30 - 4:30pm

Teaching Assistants

Vanessa Matus De La Par vmatusde at ur dot rochester dot edu (Office hours: Wed 1-2, 718 Hylan)

Sara Bedoya Munoz sbedoyam at u dot rochester dot edu

My Ngyen mnguy25 at u dot rochester dot edu

Miguel Armistice Yakouma myakouma at u dot rochester dot edu

Recitation schedule

(All recitations are 75 minutes long)

Vanessa Matus De La Par: Tu 9:40 (Hylan 1104), Tu 2 (Hylan 1104), Wed 10:25 (Hylan 1101)

Sara Bedoya Munoz: Th 12:30 (Hylan 1101)

My Ngyen: Th 3:45 (Hylan 1106B), Th 4:50 (Hylan 1106B)

Miguel Armistice Yakouma: Th 9:40 (Hylan 1106B)

Tuesday: 9:40, 2

Wednesday: 10:25

Thursday: 9:40, 12:30 (Hylan 1101), 3:25, 4:50


MTH 141


Calculus: Early Transcendentals (9th edition (8th edition should work fine)) by James Stewart.

An older edition will suffice for the most part; there will just be minor differences in page and problem numbers.

Course Description

Math 142 continues the development of the calculus started in Math 141. We will start where Math 141 left off by discussing applications of first and second derivatives to curve sketching, followed by optimization word problems. We will then discuss 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, work, average values, and arc length.

We will also cover techniques of integration, such as u-substitution, integration by parts, trigonometric substitution, the method of partial fractions, and improper integrals. Throughout the course, applications of these techniques to problems from other disciplines will be discussed. For more information, see the course catalog.

Disability Support

The University of Rochester respects and welcomes students of all backgrounds and abilities. In the event you encounter any barrier(s) to full participation in this course due to the impact of a disability, please contact the Office of Disability Resources. The access coordinators in the Office of Disability Resources can meet with you to discuss the barriers you are experiencing and explain the eligibility process for establishing academic accommodations. You can reach the Office of Disability Resources at:; (585)275-9049; Taylor Hall. For more information, visit

Academic Honesty

General course statement:

       All assignments and activities associated with this course must be performed
       in accordance with the University of Rochester’s Academic Honesty Policy. 
       More information is available at:
       In this class, you are encouraged to discuss homework with each other, but your 
       work must be your own, and you may not copy someone else’s answers. The detailed 
       policy on homework collaboration can be found on the Homework Rules page.

The Mathematics Department policy on unauthorized online resources:

       Any usage whatsoever of online solution sets or paid online resources 
       ( or similar) is considered an academic honesty violation and 
       will be reported to the Board on Academic Honesty. In particular, any 
       assignment found to contain content which originated from such sources 
       is subject to a minimum penalty of zero on the assignment and a full letter 
       grade reduction at the end of the semester (e.g. a B would be reduced to a C). 
       This applies even if the unauthorized content was obtained through indirect 
       means (through a friend for instance) and/or the student is seemingly unaware 
       that the content originated from such sources. If you have any questions about 
       whether resources are acceptable, please check with your instructor.