### Preparation for the first exam, Math 151:07-09, fall 2007

**General instructions**

The cover sheet for your exam will state:

**Show your work. An answer alone may not receive full
credit.**

No texts, notes, or calculators may be used on this exam.
**From the course coordinator**

The course coordinator (who will be the principal author of the final
exam) has prepared some review
problems for the first exam. You will work on these during part of
your class meeting on Wednesday, October 10. There will also be time
for questions during that meeting. Prepared students should find this
very useful.

Here are answers to those
review problems.

**First exam formula sheet**

The course coordinator has prepared a
formula sheet which will be handed out with your exam. I suggest
that you get familiar with what is on the sheet. Students who need to
consult any formula sheets extensively tend to be students who are not
adequately prepared. They generally don't do well.

**One of my old exams**

I will write your first exam. I gave Math 151 last year. Here is a link to the
first exam in that course, and
here is a link to some
answers. I *strongly* suggest that students try to answer the
questions before looking at these answers.

**Differences, this year/last year**

The textbook has changed. Please note several differences between what
was examined last year and what is eligible for this exam. The Chain
Rule is eligible (section 3.7). But note, again, that we have
*not* yet discussed lim_{x-->infinity} and
lim_{x-->-infinity} and there will be no questions
about such limits. We will cover such limits later (horizontal
asymptotes). Please be aware (hint!) that limits whose values
*are* +infinity and -infinity have been featured in the text
(vertical asymptotes).

**Review Session**

I'll have a review session on **Thursday evening, October 11, at 7 PM in
SEC 206**. This is *not* intended to be a substitute for your own
work. You *must* prepare by doing homework problems, workshop
problems, and the supplied review problems by yourself or with
others. If I could do things by watching others, I would easily hit 50
major league home runs each year. Attendance at this session will not
be adequate preparation for students who have done little work on
their own.

I've thought about the review session, and for my own use prepared this summary of the
topics which I will use to prepare for the review session.

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Maintained by **`
greenfie@math.rutgers.edu` and last modified 10/4/2007.