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Mathematics Department, UCLA T. Richthammer fall 08, information Oct 10, 2008 Information on the ﬁrst midterm: Math 31A Calculus, Sec. 2 On the midterm there will be some questions on deﬁnitions, theorems and explanations. The following list gives not a complete list of all possible things, but a list of the most important things that you have to know: Chapter 2: Deﬁnition of the limit. Deﬁnition of continuity. Deﬁnition of the types of discontinuities. Graphical explanation how and why the Squeeze Theorem works. Chapter 3: Deﬁnition of the derivative and diﬀerentiability. Deﬁnition of the tangent line. Proofs for derivatives of elementary functions (e.g. sin( x )). Proofs for the Rules of Diﬀerentiation (e.g. product rule). You can easily prepare for these questions by carefully revisiting the corresponding parts from
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Unformatted text preview: the lecture. Apart from that the best preparation is to do lots of problems. Most problems from the midterm will be similar to (but not the same as!) problems from the lecture and the homework. Try to redo as many homework problems as possible, without looking at the answers beforehand, and check if you can solve them. If you want to have additional exercise, do problems from the book. (There are answers to many odd-numbered problems.) If you are not sure if you solved a problem correctly, we can discuss that in the oﬃce hours. Start your preparation (revisiting your lecture notes and redoing problems) as early as possible. Good luck for the midterm!...
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2010 for the course MATH 31A Math 31A taught by Professor Thomasrichthammer during the Fall '08 term at UCLA.

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