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Videos on various integration topics.
 Integrating sec³x by parts (5 minutes)
 Volumes using Cylindrical Shells (20 minutes)
Five minute version  Volumes using Disks/Washers (21 minutes)
Ten minute version  Partial Fraction Decompositions and Long Division (20 minutes)
 Over 100 more calculus videos by PatrickJMT. Look for the calculus section.
 Cow problem video.
If you wish to switch to Math 142, contact the 142 instructor whose section you’d like switch to.
The advantage of switching is that the course is easier and you are likely to get a better grade in it. The disadvantage is that it will probably mean you have to take an extra semester of mathematics.
Mathematica is now freely available to UR students! Download here UR NETID required.
WARNING: If you use this program to do your homework, you will not do well on the exams!
There will be more handouts soon.
Links you should look at

Math will rock your world
Business Week cover story of January 23, 2006 
Mathematical Aphrodisiac
You have to try this. 
Archimedes (287212 BC) Page
The greatest mathematician of the ancient world. 
Archimedes Palimpsest Page
How medieval monks almost destroyed a priceless mathematical treasure. 
Sophie Germain Page
The 18thcentury woman who assumed a man’s identity in order to pursue her passion for mathematics 
Zeno’s Paradox Page
Calculus provides the solution to a 2000 year old riddle. 
Biographies of mathematicians
Life stories of hundreds of mathematicians across the centuries.
Click on “Full Mac Tutor biography” after finding the person you want. 
The paradox of Gabriel’s horn
This will be covered in the course. 
Mathematics Survival Guide
Check out the list of 15 common complaints about exams and homework. 
THE MOST COMMON ERRORS IN UNDERGRADUATE MATHEMATICS
Reading this could help you avoid some of them. 
How to Study Mathematics
Mathematics is like a sport. It can only be learned through active participation. or
Watching the Red Sox is not the same as learning how to play baseball. 
UR’s most famous alumnus,
the winner of the Mathematics Department’s Stoddard Prize, (given each year to the best sophomore math student) in 1968. 
Alan Turing, 1912–1954
The father of computer science and war hero who was prosecuted for being gay. 
Fermat’s Last Theorem
A centuries old problem that was finally solved in 1995. 
Gauss page
His mathematical abilities and exploits caused his contemporaries to dub him princeps, and biographers customarily place him on a par with Archimedes and Newton.