Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Quiz 2.5-8 Topics

Here’s a list of topics that will be covered on this Friday’s 2.5-8 Quiz. I’ve tried to indicate where a similar homework problem would be helpful.

Quiz 2.5-8
Find the limit of a function as x approaches infinity (The Great Battle) (Sec. 2.6, #13-33 odd)
Find the equation of a tangent line/slope using a specified definition of the derivative of a function at an indicated point. (Sec. 2.7, #5,7,13)
Find a constant to create a continuous function given a piecewise function. (Sec. 2.5, #41)
Sketch a graph given conditions (continuity). (Sec. 2.5, #5)
Sketch a graph given conditions (limits). (Sec. 2.6, #5,7)
Sketch a graph given conditions (derivatives). (Sec. 2.8, #5)
Explain why a function is discontinuous, using the definition of continuity. (Sec. 2.5, #15,17,19)
Use the Intermediate Value Theorem to show a root exists within an interval. (Sec. 2.5, #47)
Find horizontal and vertical asymptotes of a function. (Sec. 2.6, #37,39,41)
Interpret the meaning of a derivative (word problem!) (Sec.2.8, #29,31,34)

We're almost through with Chapter 2. Hopefully you're all thinking about your Calculus Movie Project!
I have a department meeting on Thursday morning, so I won't be available until class or after school. I'll be in early on Friday for any questions...

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.

--Charles Mingus


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