This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: AP® Calculus AB
2006 FreeResponse Questions The College Board: Connecting Students to College Success
The College Board is a notforprofit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and
opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 5,000 schools, colleges, universities, and other
educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and
3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and
teaching and learning. Among its bestknown programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement
Program® (AP®). The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied
in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns. © 2006 The College Board. All rights reserved. College Board, AP Central, APCD, Advanced Placement Program, AP, AP
Vertical Teams, PreAP, SAT, and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of the College Board. Admitted Class Evaluation
Service, CollegeEd, connect to college success, MyRoad, SAT Professional Development, SAT Readiness Program, and Setting the
Cornerstones are trademarks owned by the College Board. PSAT/NMSQT is a registered trademark of the College Board and
National Merit Scholarship Corporation. All other products and services may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Permission to use copyrighted College Board materials may be requested online at:
www.collegeboard.com/inquiry/cbpermit.html.
Visit the College Board on the Web: www.collegeboard.com.
AP Central is the official online home for the AP Program: apcentral.collegeboard.com. 2006 AP® CALCULUS AB FREERESPONSE QUESTIONS
CALCULUS AB
SECTION II, Part A
Time— 45 minutes
Number of problems— 3
A graphing calculator is required for some problems or parts of problems. 1. Let R be the shaded region bounded by the graph of y = ln x and the line y = x  2, as shown above.
(a) Find the area of R.
(b) Find the volume of the solid generated when R is rotated about the horizontal line y = 3.
(c) Write, but do not evaluate, an integral expression that can be used to find the volume of the solid generated
when R is rotated about the yaxis. WRITE ALL WORK IN THE PINK EXAM BOOKLET. © 2006 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Visit apcentral.collegeboard.com (for AP professionals) and www.collegeboard.com/apstudents (for students and parents). GO ON TO THE NEXT PAGE.
2 2006 AP® CALCULUS AB FREERESPONSE QUESTIONS 2. At an intersection in Thomasville, Oregon, cars turn left at the rate L(t ) = 60 t sin 2
time interval 0 £ t £ 18 hours. The graph of y = L(t ) is shown above. ( 3t ) cars per hour over the (a) To the nearest whole number, find the total number of cars turning left at the intersection over the time
interval 0 £ t £ 18 hours.
(b) Traffic engineers will consider turn restrictions when L(t ) ≥ 150 cars per hour. Find all values of t for
which L(t ) ≥ 150 and compute the average value of L over this time interval. Indicate units of measure.
(c) Traffic engineers will install a signal if there is any twohour time interval during which the product of the
total number of cars turning left and the total number of oncoming cars traveling straight through the
intersection is greater than 200,000. In every twohour time interval, 500 oncoming cars travel straight
through the intersection. Does this intersection require a traffic signal? Explain the reasoning that leads to
your conclusion. WRITE ALL WORK IN THE PINK EXAM BOOKLET. © 2006 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Visit apcentral.collegeboard.com (for AP professionals) and www.collegeboard.com/apstudents (for students and parents). GO ON TO THE NEXT PAGE.
3 2006 AP® CALCULUS AB FREERESPONSE QUESTIONS 3. The graph of the function f shown above consists of six line segments. Let g be the function given
by g ( x ) = x Ú0 f (t ) dt. (a) Find g (4 ) , g ¢(4 ) , and g ¢(4 ) .
(b) Does g have a relative minimum, a relative maximum, or neither at x = 1 ? Justify your answer.
(c) Suppose that f is defined for all real numbers x and is periodic with a period of length 5. The graph above
shows two periods of f. Given that g (5) = 2, find g (10 ) and write an equation for the line tangent to the
graph of g at x = 108. WRITE ALL WORK IN THE PINK EXAM BOOKLET. END OF PART A OF SECTION II © 2006 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Visit apcentral.collegeboard.com (for AP professionals) and www.collegeboard.com/apstudents (for students and parents). 4 2006 AP® CALCULUS AB FREERESPONSE QUESTIONS
CALCULUS AB
SECTION II, Part B
Time— 45 minutes
Number of problems— 3
No calculator is allowed for these problems. t
(seconds) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 v(t )
(feet per second) 5 14 22 29 35 40 44 47 49 4. Rocket A has positive velocity v(t ) after being launched upward from an initial height of 0 feet at time t = 0
seconds. The velocity of the rocket is recorded for selected values of t over the interval 0 £ t £ 80 seconds, as
shown in the table above.
(a) Find the average acceleration of rocket A over the time interval 0 £ t £ 80 seconds. Indicate units of
measure.
(b) Using correct units, explain the meaning of 70 Ú10 v(t ) dt in terms of the rocket’s flight. Use a midpoint Riemann sum with 3 subintervals of equal length to approximate 70 Ú10 v(t ) dt. 3
feet per second per second. At time
t +1
t = 0 seconds, the initial height of the rocket is 0 feet, and the initial velocity is 2 feet per second. Which of
the two rockets is traveling faster at time t = 80 seconds? Explain your answer. (c) Rocket B is launched upward with an acceleration of a(t ) = WRITE ALL WORK IN THE PINK EXAM BOOKLET. © 2006 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Visit apcentral.collegeboard.com (for AP professionals) and www.collegeboard.com/apstudents (for students and parents). GO ON TO THE NEXT PAGE.
5 2006 AP® CALCULUS AB FREERESPONSE QUESTIONS
5. Consider the differential equation dy 1 + y
=
, where x π 0.
dx
x (a) On the axes provided, sketch a slope field for the given differential equation at the eight points indicated.
(Note: Use the axes provided in the pink exam booklet.) (b) Find the particular solution y = f ( x ) to the differential equation with the initial condition f ( 1) = 1 and
state its domain. 6. The twicedifferentiable function f is defined for all real numbers and satisfies the following conditions: f (0 ) = 2, f ¢(0 ) =  4, and f ¢¢(0 ) = 3.
(a) The function g is given by g ( x ) = e ax + f ( x ) for all real numbers, where a is a constant. Find g ¢(0 ) and
g ¢¢(0 ) in terms of a. Show the work that leads to your answers.
(b) The function h is given by h( x ) = cos (kx ) f ( x ) for all real numbers, where k is a constant. Find h ¢( x ) and
write an equation for the line tangent to the graph of h at x = 0. WRITE ALL WORK IN THE PINK EXAM BOOKLET. END OF EXAM © 2006 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Visit apcentral.collegeboard.com (for AP professionals) and www.collegeboard.com/apstudents (for students and parents). 6 ...
View
Full
Document
This note was uploaded on 12/15/2009 for the course SOCIAL STU 129348437 taught by Professor Phalange during the Spring '09 term at Aberystwyth University.
 Spring '09
 Phalange

Click to edit the document details