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 speciFc 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 and min/max) 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 Frst and second derivatives. Graphing problem(s) will be worth at least 20% of the
exam.
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There will be at least one min/max word problem. Min/Max word problem(s) will be worth
at least 20% of 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
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 Calculus, Derivative, Calculator approximations

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