Review for Exam 3
Overview
This a two day exam. On both days calculators will be allowed, but no problem will actually
require a calculator.
Day One.
Normal exam conditions. No book, no notes, no help from friends, no cell phones,
no laptops. Worth approximately 80% of your Exam 3 grade.
•
Expect to see several problems that look very much like homework problems or review
problems.
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Some problems may be phrased as short answer question. In particular, expect to see
questions that ask you to quickly recognize:
(a) Is a sequence convergent or divergent?
(b) Is a sequence geometric or not?
(c) Is a series convergent or divergent?
(d) Is a series geometric or not?
Day Two.
Open book, open notes, but still no friends, phones or laptops. Worth approxi
mately 20% of your Exam 3 grade.
•
Expect to see one or two problems that combine ideas and techniques from the entire
semester in ways that may not have happened in previous homework.
Sequences
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Know what a sequence is. Know the standard notation for sequences.
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Be able to compute the first few terms of a sequence and then draw its graph.
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Be able to take limits of sequences.
Most limits can be computed just by looking for the
dominant term or terms. Some may require L’Hospital’s rule.
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You MUST be able to recognize when a sequence is geometric, and you must also be able to
identify
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 Fall '08
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 Calculus, Power Series, 20%, ρ, 80%, two day

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