### Preparation for the final exam, Math 152:1, 2, & 3, spring 2008

**General instructions**

No texts, notes, or calculators may be used on this exam. A formula
sheet will be supplied.

An answer alone to a multistep problem may not receive full
credit.

You should find exact values
of standard functions such as e^{0} and sin(π/2).

Otherwise I suggest that you do NOT "simplify" your numerical answers!

**From the course coordinator**

The course coordinator (who will be the principal author of the final
exam) has prepared
some review problems for the final exam. You will work on these
during your class meeting on Thursday, May 1. I do *not* intend
to go over these problems during my own review session. Prepared
students should find this very useful.

**Formula sheet**

Here
is the formula sheet which will be distributed with your final exam.
You may wish to be familiar with what is on the sheet. Students who
need to consult formula sheets extensively tend to be students who are
not adequately prepared. They generally don't do well.

**Review Session**

I have reserved SEC 118 from 4 PM to 7 PM on Wednesday, May 7, for a
review session. Here is what I intend to do:

We will review the whole course. Students should
bring their textbooks. I will select appropriate problems from
sections of the text. Student volunteers will work on a few problems
at the board (yes, I'll give them hints) while others work on the
problems alone or together. I will review the solutions that were
written on the board, and then we'll do it again. And again. And
... until everyone gets tired or we run out of time.

You've had a whole semester of my lecturing and my working. If you
come to the review session, I will try to keep us on task and try to
help you concentrate on learning and doing calculus. As I've already
written (will you believe this, please!), 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.

**Other suggestions**

This depends on how much time and effort you have to devote to this
course. I've certainly mentioned this in class.

**Review past exams.** That is, look at the first and second exams
you've taken in this course. Be sure that you understand and can do
the problems now. Read the answers! You should almost *assume*
that any question you could not answer before will be asked on the
final exam.

**Read the past sets of review problems.** The course coordinator,
who will be the principal author of the final exam, wrote review
problems for the first and second exams. Please look over these
problems, and, again, depending on time, be sure you can answer them
successfully.

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