Calculus for Phys./Life Sciences 1

Exam #1

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

HABERLIN 103 (in the basement)

The first exam covers all of Chapter 1 (Sections 1.1 - 1.8). The exam will be designed to take an hour but you will have an extra 30 minutes to check your work.

A concise list of topics is given in the Chapter One Summary (p. 57). You should go over the homework problems as well as your class notes. Many of the problems and questions we discuss in class are excellent examples of test questions. I have also listed some sample problems from the Chapter 1 Review as well as the Chapter 1 Check Your Understanding below. Answers to even numbered problems are provided. Click here for a Sample Exam (PDF file).

Note: You will be given a scientific calculator for the exam which does NOT have graphing capabilities so be prepared to answer questions without your personal calculator. We will go over how to use the calculator during the exam review session on Monday.

Exam Review: We will review for the exam in Monday's class, Sept. 26. Please come prepared with specific questions.

Chapter 1 review, pp. 58 - 61
Problems:   1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 17, 19, 21, 25, 26, 33, 37, 39, 40, 41, 47, 49, 50

The answers to the odd problems are in the back of the book. The answers to the evens are:
14.   y = k(x+2)(x+1)(x-1)
26.   continuous
40.   2010
50.   (a) is g(x), (b) is f(x), (c) is h(x)

Chapter 1 Check Your Understanding, pp. 62 - 63
Problems:   3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 15, 20, 21, 31, 33, 41, 44, 49, 51, 52, 54

The answers to the odd problems are in the back of the book. The answers to the evens are:
6.   False
8.   True
20.   False
44.   True
52.   True
54.   False