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Note: Previously given exams are available below
in PDF format.

- Exponential models of growth and decay. (Expect a word problem in which you will need to answer several questions.)
- Rates of growth of functions of various kinds, including polynomials, rational functions, logarithms, exponentials, etc. Be able to compare the rates of growth of different functions.
- Solution of equations that contain the variables in exponents.
- The limit notation; existence of limits (or not), and computing limits.

Answers to the first exam (PDF)

**The second exam**

The second exam will be on Monday, September 26, and
will cover all of Chapter 2 (the concept of a derivative).
If you have done all of the assigned problems on the syllabus and have
done the review problems, then you should be well-prepared.

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of the second exam (PDF)

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**Second exam, second chance**

This exam will be similar to the first try of the second exam, except
that derivatives of exponential functions may be included. It will
be on Monday, October 3. As indicated in class, the grade for exam
2 will be the maximum of the two grades on the two chances for the second
exam. Be sure to bring your student ID to class on October 3.

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**The third exam**

The third exam will be on Tuesday, October 25, and will cover the material
in Chapter 3 of the text. In particular:

- Expect a number of problems where you routinely apply rules learned (such as the power rule, product rule, quotient rule, and chain rule) to find derivatives.
- Expect a word problem involving the chain rule.
- Expect a problem involving evaluating the derivative of the inverse of a function at a point (using the connection between the chain rule and inverses).
- Expect a problem where you are to apply the theory from Section 3.10 (the mean value theorem, the increasing function theorem, and the "racetrack principle") to answer some questions about a function.

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The fourth exam will be on Friday, November 11. Problems representative of the material in Chapter 4 of the text will be on the exam.

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**The fifth exam**

The fourth exam was on Thursday, December 1. Problems representative
of the material in Chapter 5 of the text were on the exam.

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**The final exam**

The final exam will be on Wednesday, December 5 in our usual room (MDD
309) between 10:15 AM and 12:45 PM. The exam will be closed-book,
but you can use a scientific calculator. You will need to bring your
own paper. The exam will be comprehensive, and will consist of either
problems from the text or modifications of problems from the text.
Pay close attention to:

- limits
- word problems involving exponential growth and decay
- oscillations and differentiation of trigonometric functions
- word problems involving related rates
- parametric equations
- computing the integrals of polynomials
- interpretation of the integral as an algebraic sum of areas

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