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THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO
School of Sciences & Engineering
Mathematics & Actuarial Science Department MACT-231
Time: 60 Minutes
Sample(1)



Question 1 20 pts
Question 2 20 pts
Question 3 20 pts
Question 4 20 pts
Bonus 6 pts
Total 80 pts
Total/4 20 pts



Name:______________________________________________

ID Number : ______________________________

Section: ------------------------------------------

First Mid-term
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Answer the following questions:
Question 1: (20 pts)
Determine if each of the following sequences converges or diverges and find the limit whenever
possible:
a)
)
`
¹
¹
´
¦
+
+
n n
2 n 5
2
2
,





b)
)
`
¹
¹
´
¦
3
n
n 3 cos
,





c)
¦
)
¦
`
¹
¦
¹
¦
´
¦
) n 3 ln(
n
3
,





d) 1 n , a 4 a , 2 a
n 1 n 1
> ÷ = =
+
.




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Question 2: (20 pts)
Determine if each of the following series converges or diverges and find the sum whenever possible:
a)
¿
·
=2 n n ln n
1










b)
¿
·
=
+
|
|
.
|

\
| ÷
1 n
n
1 n
4
3 9











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c)
¿
·
=
+
+
÷
1 n
1 n 2
n
n
2
3 ) 1 n (
) 1 (










d)
¿
·
=
+
1 n
n
) 1 . 1 ( 1
n cos
.













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Question 3: (20 pts)
a) Find the partial sum S
4
of the series
¿
·
=1 n
7
n
1
and estimate the error in using it as an approximation
to the sum of the series. How many terms need to be added to find the sum of the series accurate
to nine decimal places?























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b) Find the interval of convergence and the radius of convergence for the power series:

¿
·
= +
÷
1 n
n n
3 n
) 3 x ( 3
.























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Question 4: (20 pts)
Find the Maclaurin series for x sin ) x ( f = . Then use the obtained result to approximate
dx
x
x sin
1 . 0
0
}
accurate to four decimal places.






















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Bonus: (6 pts)
Find the power series expansion of
x
x tan
1 ÷
. What is the radius of convergence?
(Hint: ) x x x 1
x 1
1
3 2
 + + + + =
÷

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