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Chapter 1 Study Guide of Major Topics
The best strategy to prepare for this test is to work many problems from the
textbook.
Test questions will be similar to practice problems in the textbook in
sections 1.11.7.
1.1
Functions and Change
Independent and dependent variable, units, understand functional notation and meaning.
1.2
Linear Functions
Equations of lines, slope, x and y intercepts, graphing lines, express q as a function of p,
express p as a function of q.
Given a table of values, be able to identify a linear function
and write a formula for the function.
1.3
Rates of Change
Be able to compute average rate of change (slope).
Identify functions that are increasing,
decreasing, concave up, concave down.
Be able to sketch graphs with given properties.
Know what it means that the rates of change are increasing or decreasing.
Notice the
difference between when the functional values are increasing/decreasing and when the
rates of change are increasing/decreasing.
1.4
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course MATHM 119 taught by Professor Rainey during the Spring '10 term at IUPUI.
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