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Math. 250 Spring, 2006 Exams
Instructor: R.
Baker Kearfott, Department
of Mathematics, University of Louisiana
at Lafayette
Office hours
and telephone, Email: rbk@louisiana.edu.
This page will change throughout the semester.
/ The first exam
/
The Second Exam / The
Third Exam / The Fourth Exam / The
Final Exam / The
main page for the course /
Note: Previously given exams are available below
in PDF format.
The first exam
The first exam will be on Wednesday, February 8. It will consist
of seven problems. Be sure you are prepared, because you may be slightly
pressed for time. A reasonable preparation is to do carefully all
of the problems in the syllabus and to review the methods and techniques
you used to solve these problems. You may want to pay particular
attention to

interpretation of graphs in word problems;

determining whether or not tabular data can represent a linear relationship,
and writing down the corresponding equation if it does;

determining whether or not tabular data can represent an exponential relationship,
and writing down the corresponding equation if it does;

determining whether descriptions of realworld situations correspond to
increasing or decreasing functions, and whether such descriptions correspond
to concave up or concave down functions;

working with supply and demand curves, and determining the effect of taxes
levied on either producers or consumers on the equilibrium price and quantity;

working with exponential growth and decay (halflife, etc.);

compositions, translations, and scalings of functions, and corresponding
interpretations of these operations in applications.
PDF
copy of the first exam
Answers
to the first exam
The second exam
The second exam will be on Wednesday, February 22. Be sure to
bring your student ID to this particular exam.
The exam will cover the material in Chapter 2 of the text.

Be able to interpret points on a graph corresponding to where a function
is increasing, decreasing, concave up, and concave down, in terms of whether
the function, its first derivative, and its second derivative are
positive, negative, or zero.

Be able to draw a plausible graph of a function, given a description of
a hypothetical realworld situation.

Be able to compute approximate values of the derivative of a function,
when values of the function are given in a table.

Be able to interpret the shape of the graph of a function in terms of the
second derivative of that function.
PDF
copy of the second exam
Answers
to the second exam
The third exam
PDF
copy of the third exam
Answers
to the third exam
The fourth exam
PDF
copy of the fourth exam
Answers
to the fourth exam
The final exam
PDF
copy of the final exam
Answers
to the final exam