Course Exams

Note: Information will be added as the exam dates near.

Exam 1: Friday March 8 (in class)

Topics: Chapter 1 (excluding 1.7) and Sections 2.1 - 2.5.

In particular, you should be comfortable with the following:

Practice problems I suggest you begin by reviewing your old homeworks and lecture notes, in particular the examples. One you feel moderately comfortable with your ability, you should try many practice problems. I cannot overemphasize the importance of making sure you can do these on your own (which means, you need to do them on your own). After solving practice problems, check your answers against the solutions to make sure you were correct. Bring any questions you may have to lecture, your discussion section, office hours and/or the Help Center. Some suggested practice problems from the text are listed below, though for specific topics you do not feel comfortable with, you should consider looking through the relevant section/notes for additional examples and problems.

Solutions to selected problems are now available under the "Content" section in the D2L page.

Exam 2: Friday April 19 (in class)

Topics: Exam 2 will focus on Sections 2.3 - 2.8, Sections 3.1 - 3.3 and parts of 3.5, though you should still be familiar with earlier material. Specifically, you should be comfortable with the following:

Suggestions: my suggestions for preparing are the same as for Exam 1. Here is a list of practice problems.

Solutions to selected problems are now available under the "Content" section in the D2L page. 4/17: Corrected Solution to 3.3:6.

Final Exam: Wednesday May 8, 8-10am

The final exam will be cumulative. Specifically, it will cover Chapter 1 (excluding 1.7), Chapter 2 (excluding 2.9) and Chapter 3 (excluding 3.6 and 3.8). I recommend you prepare by going over your previous exams (and if possible alternate versions) and making sure you can do all problems correctly (on your own). I anticipate least 2/3 of the final exam will comprise questions similar to those on Exams 1 and 2. You should also do many practice problems (particularly those on Sections 3.4, 3.5, 3.7 and 3.9), which you can select from, the review problems listed below, your homework, or from additional problems/examples in the text.

You should at the least, expect to be asked the following on the final exam.

While I have not made up the exam yet, I plan to place all of the above to be on the exam. In addition, as on previous exams, there may be other topics/types of problems covered, such as "State the defintion of [continuity/derivative/vertical asymptote/etc.]", "Graph a function with these properties ... [odd/jump discontinuity at 0/continuous but not differentiable at 1, concave up on (-1,0)/increasing on (0,1)/vert asymptote at x=3/etc.]", or "Prove [d/dx tan x = sec^2 x/etc.]".

Final Review Practice Problems

Solutions to selected problems are available under the "Content" section in the D2L course page.

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