MATH 143

Announcements:

  • (8/24/2022) Welcome to Math 143!

Instructors:

  • Amanda Tucker

    • Lecture: TR 2:00-3:15pm in Hutchison 140 (Lander Auditorium)

    • E-mail: amanda.tucker@rochester.edu

    • Office: Hylan 818

    • Office Hrs: Monday 10am - 11am and Tuesday 12pm - 1pm on zoom with Meeting ID: 970 7734 0043

  • Matthew Dannenberg

    • Lecture: MW 12:30-1:45pm in Hylan 201

    • E-mail: m.dannenberg@rochester.edu

    • Office: Hylan 711

    • Office Hrs: Thu 11:00am-12:00pm (Preferred and In person), Wed 5:00-6:00pm (In person)

TAs:

  • Pablo Bhowmik

    • Email: pbhowmik@ur.rochester.edu

    • Office Hr: Thursday 3:30 - 4:30 in the Math Lounge on the 9th floor of Hylan (or Hylan 910 if the lounge is full)

  • Siddarth Seenivasa

    • Email: sseeniva@u.rochester.edu
  • Cooper Orio

    • Email: corio@u.rochester.edu
  • Angela Pan

    • Email: xpan9@u.Rochester.edu
  • WeBWorK TA: Baoqi Liu

    • Email: bliu39@u.rochester.edu

Course description

Overview

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.

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.