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Unformatted text preview: M ATH 223 R EVIEW P ROBLEM S ET D UE : 29 November 2007 Instructions for extra credit: You can earn extra credit this week by handing in solutions to all of the starred exercises, the additional exercises, and five other problems of your choice from the problems listed below. Your problem set should be turned in in class on 29 November 2007. In any case, these problems should be useful as you start to review for the final exam. Good luck studying, safe travels, and have a happy Thanksgiving! Reading. 3.8. Problems from the book. 1.10: 2, 7, 22, 26 , 28, 31. 2.11: 3, 5, 8, 11, 30 . 3.8: 1, 2 , 6. 3.9: 4 , 6. Additional problems. 1. Recall from lecture that a variety is the zero set of a (polynomial) function f, and the tangent space to a point x in the variety is defined to be ker[Df(x)]. The point is nonsingular if [Df(x)] is onto, and singular otherwise. Consider the function f : R2 R defined by x f = y2  x3. y Consider the variety X that is the zero set of this curve. Compute the tangent space a2 for all real numbers a. Is the variety singular at any of these to the point a3 points? 2. Given an example of a function f : R3 R such that the surface defined by f(x) = 0 has tangent space that is twodimensional at all points, except for a curve on the surface where the tangent space is threedimensional. ...
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