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Preparing for the First Exam
The test covers everything done up through “change of bases" and “volumes of hyper
parallelepipeds"
).
The problems will be more
(Chapter 5 in the online notes
“computational” than “theoretical”, but calculators will be unnecessary.
Reviewing the
1
homework would be a good idea.
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Know the basic terminology and notation.
(But I will not ask you for “definitions”.)
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Expect at least one problem involving vectors as arrows from one point to another (e.g.,
finding the fourth point in a parallelogram, using the classic dot or cross products to find
areas or volumes of geometric thingees.).
Do not expect a problem such as the “Hubble’s
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Over the past few years, I have often had something similar to the “cones problem”
(Homework Handout I
) on this test.
C
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Know all about the traditional dot and cross products, and about vector projections
F
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