Math. 270-05, Fall, 2005 Hints for the Exams

Instructor: R. Baker Kearfott, Department of Mathematics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
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/ The first exam / The Second Exam / The Third Exam / The Fourth Exam / The Fifth Exam / The Final Exam

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

The first exam
copy of the first exam (in PDF)
first exam answers (in PDF)

The second exam

Here is exactly what you will see on the second exam (no more and no less):

1. There will be a problem where you will need to compute the equation for the tangent line to the graph of a function at a particular point.

2. You will need to compute f'(x), for 8 different functions f(x).  You will need to know all of the techniques from 2.1-2.6, as well as 3.1 through 3.3.

3. You will need to compute the derivative of a function using logarithmic differentiation.

4. Given a practical problem describing a quantity f depending on a quantity x,
   (a) state the units of df/dx;
   (b) explain why you expect df/dx to be positive or negative;
   (c) Given f and df/dx at one point, estimate the value of f and df/dx at another point.

copy of the second exam (in PDF)
second exam answers (in PDF)

The third exam

copy of the third exam (in PDF)
third exam answers (in PDF)

The fourth exam

copy of the fourth exam (in PDF)
fourth exam answers (in PDF)

The final exam

copy of the final exam (in PDF)
final exam answers (in PDF)