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Sample Questions for Final Exam

Math 32B, Winter 2014 These problems are intended to show you the sorts of problems that might appear on the exam and the approximate level of difficulty you can expect. Some parts of the actual exam will probably be easier than the problems here, but some will probably be harder. These sample questions cover mostly the material that is new for the final exam, even though the final exam is cumulative. For more sample questions on older material, refer to the midterm sample questions, the end-of-chapter review problems in the textbook, or the solutions to the midterm exams posted on CCLE. Solutions to these sample questions will be posted by Tuesday evening, March 18. Not exactly exam questions, but good for organizing your thoughts: 1. What are all the ways you know to compute a line integral? When can/should you apply each? 2. What are all the ways you know to compute a surface integral? When can/should you apply each? 3. What are all the ways you know to prove that a vector field is path independent? Conservative? Not path independent? Not conservative? 4. What are all the ways you know to compute volume? Area? Arclength? Surface area? 5. What uses have you seen for each of the theorems we’ve covered in class? Sample Questions: 1. A triangle in R2 with vertices a, b, and c can be described by r(u, v ) = c + v (a − c) + uv (b − a) for 0 ≤ u ≤ 1 and 0 ≤ v ≤ 1. (a) Convince yourself that the statement above is true. (b) Compute a line integral that gives the area of the triangle. (c) Consider the triangle in the xy -plane in R3 (still having vertices a, b, c as before). Adapt r to be a parametrization of the triangle as a surface with upward pointing normal. Compute the surface integral of F(x, y, z ) = (x, y, z ) on the triangle. 2. Use the change of variables formula/theorem to justify the conversion (x + y + z ) dV =

(ρ cos θ sin φ + ρ sin θ sin φ + ρ cos φ)ρ2 sin φ dρ dφ dθ.

3. Suppose that a surface S is the graph of a function y = f (x, z ) for points (x, z ) in a region D of the xz -plane. Assume that S is oriented with normal vector pointing in the positive y -direction. Show that F · dS =

− F1

∂f ∂f + F2 − F3 ∂x ∂z


4. Find the surface area of the part of the sphere x2 + y 2 + z 2 = 4z that lies above its intersection with the paraboloid z = x2 + y 2 .

1 (text illustrations and homework problems). oriented so that the normal vector at (0. Show that (f ∇g ) · dr = C S (∇f × ∇g ) · dS. z ) = (y. −1) is (0. x2 = πy . One of them involves using one of the corollaries to Stokes’ Theorem that we proved in lecture. If you change variables in an integral using a transformation T . Try to find both. Let f and g have continuous partials in an open region containing S . Let S be a surface in R3 and C its boundary. y ) over a region D in the xy -plane is given by 1+ D ∂z ∂x 2 + ∂z ∂y 2 dA. Evaluate the double integral D x2 sin(xy ) dA y where D is the region bounded by x2 = πy/2. Let F = curl G where G(x. 8. how are the Jacobians J (T ) and J (S ) related? Why does this make sense geometrically? 9. −x. Show that the surface area of the graph of a function z = f (x. oriented so that the normal vectors point away from the z -axis. x). Let S = S1 ∪ S2 . S Hint: There are at least two ways to do this problem. −1) and • S2 is the part of the cylinder x2 + y 2 = 1 above the plane z = 0 and below the plane z = x + 2. y 2 = x/2. 0. and y 2 = x. 10. 6. y. Can you predict curl and divergence for each of them without knowing the corresponding equations? . Look at the plots of 3-dimensional vector fields in Section 17. where • S1 is the lower hemisphere of the unit sphere in R3 . 0. 7. Compute the surface integral F · dS. T and S are inverse functions).e. then change back to your original variables using a transformation S (i.5.