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

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.
Find exact values of standard functions such as e0 and sin(pi/2).
Otherwise 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 second exam. The link takes you to a version which I edited, since our second exam is several meetings earlier than what is on the syllabus. You will work on these during part of your class meeting on Thursday, April 10. There will also be time for questions during that meeting. Prepared students should find this very useful.
Here is the course coordinator's review sheet as originally written, and here are some partial answers for those questions.

Formula sheet(s)
You will get a copy of the first exam formula sheet and the second exam formula sheet prepared by the course coordinator. This will be handed out with your 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.

One of my old exams
I will write your second exam. I gave Math 152 last year. Here is a link to the second 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.
Important That exam had no questions about Taylor's Theorem, or about arc length or surface area, which are certainly eligible topics on this second exam.

Even more review problems (with answers)
Here are some further review problems (mostly from old exams of mine) together with some answers. But see the Important remark above.

Differences, this year/last year
The textbook has changed. The topics covered are mostly the same, but, again, please see the Important remark above.

Review Session
I'll use the class meeting on Wednesday, April 16, as a review session. 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 prepared this summary for myself of the topics which I will use to prepare for the review session.

Maintained by and last modified 4/13/2008.