MATH 143


  • Mary Cook
    • Lecture: MW 10:25-11:40, CSB 601
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    • Office Hours: MW 1–2 PM in Hylan 1006
  • Matthew Dannenberg
    • Lecture: TR 2:00-3:15, Goergen Hall Room 109
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    • Office Hours: Wednesday 3-4pm and Thursday 5-6pm in Hylan 711


  • Roan James
    Recitations: W 12:30 Hylan 1106b, W 2:00 Hylan 1106b, R 3:25 Hylan 1106b
  • Svetlana Pack
    Recitation: F 10:25 Bausch and Lomb 269
  • Jacob Zweifel
    Recitations: M 2:00 Hylan 1106b, T 12:30 Hylan 1104

Course description


MTH 143 is a continuation of MTH 141/142. This course covers sequences, series, parametric and polar curves. Goals of this course include:

  • Thinking critically, carefully, and logically, and then communicating this thought clearly.

  • Reinforcing algebraic manipulation and trig techniques learned in previous courses.

  • Providing tools and techniques for use in other disciplines. Many examples will come from geometry, graphs, and the simple physics of motion.

Topics covered

MTH 143 begins with the study of sequences and series. A variety of tests for convergence with be introduced including the comparison tests, the integral test, the alternating series test, and the ratio and root tests. Representing functions as power series will be covered along with a treatment of Taylor series. The calculus of parametric and polar curves will be introduced and developed.


The official textbook is Stewart Calculus: Early transcendentals (Daniel K. Clegg, James Stewart, and Saleem Watson, 9th edition). Hardcover or electronic is fine. The 7th or 8th edition (which you may be able to find cheaper) will also suffice, but there will be some differences in the problem numbering.

Credit hours

This course follows the College credit hour policy for four-credit courses. This course meets 3 academic hours per week. The course also includes recitations for 1.5 academic hours per week.