MATH 143


  • Mary Cook
    • Lecture: MW 10:25-11:40, Gavett Hall Room 206
    • E-mail:
    • Office Hrs: MW 2:00–3:00 PM (Hylan 1006 or via Zoom)
  • Anurag Sahay
    • Lecture: TR 2:00-3:15, Morey 321
    • E-mail:
    • Office Hr1: T 3:30–4:30 PM (Hylan 908 or via Zoom)
    • Office Hr2: F 4:00–5:00 PM (via Zoom ONLY)


  • Donovan Snyder
    Office Hour: R 11:15–12:15 (via Zoom ONLY)
    Recitations: T 11:05 Gavett 312, T 3:25 Hylan 1101, R 12:30 Hylan 1106B
  • Elizabeth Duncan
    Recitation: M 12:30 Hylan 1104
  • Fariha Raisa
    Recitation: R 6:15 Hylan 1106B
  • William Waring
    Recitation: T 12:30 Hylan 1104
  • WeBWorK TA: Humfrey Kimyana

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.


There is a CETL study group for this course. For more information, check the CETL website.

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.