Review for Exam 3
What follows is intended as a guide to focus your study for Exam 3. Read the Overview and the
Study Tips. After that there is list of specific things you must know, arranged by section.
Overview
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Expect to see between between six and eight problems that look very much like homework
problems.
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You will have 50 minutes for the exam, so, on average, you will have to work a problem every
7 to 8 minutes. Clearly some problems (graphing in particular) are longer than this, so you
have to make up the time on the shorter problems.
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There will be at least one detailed graphing problem, requiring all the relevant computations
with first and second derivatives.
Graphing problem(s) will be worth at least 20% of the
exam.
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There will NOT be a min/max word problem. This will be given as a takehome problem due
at the beginning of the test period on Friday, May 2. This problem will be worth 20 percent
of your exam.
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I reserve the right to ask one question (10 pts maximum) that requires you to do something
you haven’t done in homework. That is, an original solution that you create during the exam.
Study Tips
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You must be able to take derivatives quickly and accurately. There will be almost no credit
awarded for just taking a derivative on this exam, but you can’t do ANY of the problems
without this skill. You still have to have all the derivative rules from Exam 2 memorized.
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 Calculus, Derivative, Calculator approximations, diﬀerential approximation formula

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