ARAB OPEN UNIVERSITY FACULTY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMPUTING Calendar Year: 2006-2007 [Spring Semester

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.[Course No. &Title: 2-MST 121: Using Mathematics [Blocks C & D [PART 2-FINAL EXAM [Solved .Date: June 2nd, 2007. Duration: 150 minutes “THE USING MATHEMATICS HANDBOOK IS ALLOWED”
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Part I (36 Pts) Part II (64 Pts) 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total (100 Pts)

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MULTIPLE CHOICE PART (WORTH 36 POINTS).
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Question-3: The second derivative of the function, y(x) = exp(−3x), is: (a) −3x (b) − 3 y(x) (c) 9 y(x) (d) 9y2(x) The answer is:

c …………………………………………………………………………… Question-4: A stationary point for the function, f (x) = x + ln(1+ x), is at: (a) x = 0 (b) x = 1 (c) x = −2 (d) x = −1 The answer is: None

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Question-5: The nth derivative of the function, f (x) = x3 − x 2, equals the null function, for every natural number n greater than: (a) 0 (b) 1 (c) 2 (d) 3 The answer is: d
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Question-6: The value of the derivative of the function, f (x) = ln(1+ x) − x, at x = 0, is: (a) −2 (b) −1 (c)0 (d) 1 1 The answer is: c ...................................................................................................................... Question-7: A pair of dice are tossed once, and the outcome numbers, on each die, x and y, are recorded. The probability of the event, { x = 5 y }, is: (a)5/36 (b) 3/36 (c) 2/36 (d)1/36 ...................................................................................................................... Question-8:A pair of fair dice are tossed once, and the outcome numbers, on each die, x and y, are recorded. The probability of the event, {x * y = 8}, is: (a)5/36 (b) 3/36 (c) 2/36 (d)1/36

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Question-9: The sum of the first n positive odd integers: 1,3, 5,..., 2n-1, is: (a) 2n (b) 2(n +1) (c) 4n (d) n2

...................................................................................................................... Question-10: The mean for the geometric distribution, with probability for success, p = 2/5, is: (a) 5/2 (b) 5/3 (c) 5/4 (d) 1
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Question-11: On the interval [0, 3], the probability of the outcome,{x =1}, for the probability density function, f (x) = 1/3, is: (a)1/3 (b) 0 (c) 1 (d)3 ......................................................................................................................... Question-12: On the interval [0, 1], the mean for the probability density function, f (x) = 2x, is: (a) 1/2 (b) 3/5 (c) 2/3 (d) 1 The answer is: c .........................................................................................................................

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Question-13: On the interval [0, 1], the variance for the probability density function, f (x) = 2x, is: (a) 1/2 (b) 1/3 (c) 1/9 (d) 1/18 .........................................................................................................................

II. ESSAY QUESTIONS PART:(WORTH 64 POINTS).

∫ f (t )dt , find, g (0),
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g ′(x), and, g ′(0).

By the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

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g (0) = 0, g ′(x) = f(x) = exp(x) + x –1, and, g ′(0) = f (0) = 0. ...…………………………………………………………………………

Question – 2: Consider the function, f (x) = 4x 3 – 3x 2 +3, on [−1, 1]. (a) Find the values, f (−1), and, f (1). Show that the equation, f (x) = 0, must have at least one solution in the interval, [−1, 1]. f (−1) = – 4, f (1) = 4. Note then , that : f (−1) f (1) = – 16 < 0. Since, f (x) is a polynomial, then f is continuous on [−1, 1], the graph of f (x) must cross the x-axis between the numbers, −1, and 1, at least once, and hence , the equation, f (x) = 0, must have at least one solution in the interval, [−1, 1]. (b) Find the first derivative, f ′(x), of the function, f(x), and its domain. Find the stationary points of the function, f (x), if any. The derivative, f ′(x) = 3(4x 3 – 2x 2 +1) > 0, on (−1, 1). There are no stationary points of the function, f (x), since, f ′(x) = 0, has no solution. (c) Find the absolute maximum and absolute minimum of the function, f (x), in the interval, [−1, 1], if any. Note that, since there are no stationary points for, f (x), then we only consider the boundary points, and since we have, f (−1) = –4, and, f (1) = 4. So, in [−1, 1], the absolute maximum is 4, attained at the point, x = 1, while, the absolute minimum is – 4, attained at the point, x = – 1. (d)Find the second derivative, f ′′ (x), of the function, f (x). Find the inflection points of the function, f (x), if any. The second derivative, f ′′ (x) = 3(8x2 – 4x) = 12x(2x– 1). The second derivative changes sign at x = 0, and 1/2, the inflection points of f. ……………………………………………………………………………

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Question–3: Consider a particle moving according to the velocity function, v(t) = 1/(1+ t ), for t > 0, covering a distance described by the trajectory, y(t), with y(0) = 5. (a)Find the expression for the trajectory, y(t). Solve the equation, y(t) = 10. The trajectory, y(t), is given by the anti-derivative v(t), with y(0) = 5. y(t) = ln(1+t) +5. So the equation, y(t) = 10, implies t = exp(5) – 1. (b) Find the expression for the acceleration, a(t) of the particle, and show that the trajectory of the particle is concave down. The acceleration of the particle , a(t) = v ′(t) = –1/(1+t)2 = –v2(t) < 0, so the particle trajectory is concave down. (c)Find the long term behavior of the trajectory of the particle. The trajectory, y(t) = ln(1+t) +5, goes to infinity, as t goes to infinity. (d) Find the long term behavior of the velocity, v(t), and acceleration, a(t), of the particle. As t goes to infinity, the velocity of the particle converges to 0, and so does the acceleration. In fact, despite the fact that the particle is continuously slowing down, and decelerating (even faster), from what we have seen in part c, the particle goes towards infinity and does not stop…! ......................................................................................................................

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Question–4: Consider the function, f (x) = a x, for x in [0, b], a, b > 0. (a) Find f (0), f′(b), and show that, f(x), is increasing in the interval, [0, b]. The value , f (0) = 0, f(b)= ab. Since the derivative, f ′(x) = a > 0, on the interval [0, b], f (x) is increasing. (b)Write down a definite integral expression representing the area, A, under the function, f(x), in the interval, [0, b], and compute it.

The area,

A = ∫ axdx = [ ax 2 / 2)]b = ab 2 / 2. 0
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(c) Under what condition on a, and b is A = 1. For a = 2, find the value b for which f is a probability density function. Find the mean, µ , of f in this case. The area, A = ab 2 / 2 = 1 ⇔ ab 2 = 2. So, if a = 2, then b =1.
2 3 1 The mean in this case, µ = ∫ 2 x dx = [2 x / 3)]0 = 2 / 3. 1 0

(d) For a = 2, find the standard deviation, σ , for the density function. The variance in this case,
σ 2 = − µ 2 + ∫ 2 x 3 dx = −4 / 9 + [ x 4 / 2]1 = 1 / 2 − 4 / 9 = 9 / 18 − 8 / 18 = 1 / 18. 0
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Question–5: Consider the below freezing monthly average temperature list of a Canadian city: –29, –29, –28, –32, –29, –31, –29, –31, –33, –30,–31,–32. (a) Find the mode and the median for the monthly temperatue list. Clearly, in this list, the mode is –29, while, the median = –30.5. (b) Find the lower and upper quartiles, for the number list. The upper quartile = –29, and the lower quartile = – (31 + 32)/2 = –31.5. (c) Find the mean for the Temperature list. The mean = – 30.33. (d) Find the variance and the standard deviation for the number list. The variance = (1/12)(1/9)[4(4)2 +3(5)2 + 3(2)2 + (8)2 + (1)2] = 2. The standard deviation = Sqrt(variance) = 2 = 1.41 .

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Question - 6: A sample, of a flock of 144 Turkey birds of Farm A, showed a mean life time of 370 days with a standard deviation of 16 days, while a sample, of 121 Turkey birds in Farm B, showed a mean life time of 350 days, with a standard deviation of 20 days. (a)Find a, 95% , confidence intervals, for the life time mean for Turkeys in Farms A & B. The Confidence interval, for Farm A: (370–1.96*16/12, 370 + 1.96*16/12) = (367.39, 372.61), for Farm B: (350–1.96*20/11, 360 + 1.96*20/11) = (346.44, 353.56). (b) Use this data to find out whether there is a difference between the life time means of the Turkey birds populations of brands A and B. Establish the null, and alternative hypotheses. Set mean life time of Turkeys from Farm A = µ A , Set mean life time of Turkeys from Farm B = µ B . The null hypothesis: H0 : µ A = µ B . The alternative hypothesis: H1 : µ A ≠ µ B . (c)Find the Estimated Standard Error, ESE, for the sampling distribution. The Estimated Standard Error, ESE, for the sampling distribution is given by: ESE = 16 2 / 144 + 20 2 / 121 = 5.08. . (d)Find the two sample Test Statistic, Z, and decide whether to accept or reject the null hypothesis at the, 5%, significance level. Denote the sample life time mean for Turkeys in Farm A = x A . Denote the sample life time mean for Turkeys in Farm B = x B . Z = [ x A − x B ] / ESE =[370 –350]/ESE = 20/5.08 = 3.93. So in this case , Z > 1.96, and hence, the null hypothesis: H0 is rejected at the, 5% , level. ……………………………………………………………………………..

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