Test 1 Study Guide: Selections from 1.1-1.5, 1.7 and applications
It is time for our first test in order to be sure that everyone
reviews and understand some of the fundamental concepts.
This test will be closed to notes/books, but a calculator will be allowed (but no cell phone nor other calculators bundled in combination with additional technologies). There will be various types of questions on
the test and your grade will be based on the quality of your responses in a timed environment.
For the first test I have provided a
so that you can see an example of the formatting and style of
As listed there you will see three sections that are typset
formally (using LaTeX):
Fill in the blank
Computations and Interpretations / Analyses
As such the test will be a mixture of computational and definition
questions as well as critical reasoning and questions involving the "big
The vast majority of
questions are adapted from or taken right from exercises we had for
homework, problem set questions, and clicker
although they may be rephrased or repackaged to further develop
develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, so I suggest that
you review those solutions and any related material you need to brush up on.
Partial credit will be given, so (if you have time) showing your reasoning
or thoughts on questions you are unsure of can help your grade.
Here are the topics we have been focusing on:
Some Maple Commands
Here are some Maple commands you should be pretty familiar with by now
for this test - i.e. I will at times show a command and ask you
questions about it, and it may be
with or without
its output, but I won't ask you to write out in a Maple command: