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Practice Midterm
Directions: Show all work as shown in class and write the answers in the spaces provided.

0) Review questions from homework and quizzes.

1) Given Q (1,3) and R ( 3, 4 ) . Find the vector of length 3 with the opposite direction as QR .

2) Let u = 3,3 and v =

3,3 . Express 12, 30 as a linear combination of u and v.

3) Prove the associate property of scalar multiplication: a ( cv ) = ( ac ) v


4) Give a geometric description of the set of points: x 2 + y 2 + z 2 16 x + 10 y 6 z + 82 =
0
5) Determine the values of x and y such that the points (1,2,3), (4,7,1), and (x,y,2) are collinear.
6) For the vectors u =

4,5 and v =

7) Consider the vectors I =

1 1
,
2 2

3, 2 , calculate projv u and scalv u .


and J =

1 1
. Write the vector 10, 8 in terms of I and J.
,
2 2

8) Find the area of the parallelogram that has adjacent sides u = i - 3j + 2k and v = 3j - k .
9) Find a parametric equation of the line segment joining the pair of points ( 7, 5,9 ) and ( 9,8, 4 ) .
10) Differentiate:

2te t , 6t ln t , t sin t

11) Find a unit tangent vector at the given value of t: r=


(t )

40t , 15,

8
, for 0 < t < 2, t =
1
t

12) Find the speed and the acceleration of the object r ( t ) = 4t + 9, 4t 5, 6 + 4t for t 0
13) Determine whether the trajectory r ( t ) =
sin t + 2 2 cos t , 2 2 sin t cos t for 0 t 2 lies on the
circle. If so, find the radius of the circle and show that the position vector and velocity vector are
everywhere orthogonal.

14) Approximate the length of the curve r ( t ) = 3cos t , 6sin t

for 0 t 2 .

15) Find the length of the polar curve: r = 1 + cos


16) Find the unit tangent vector T and the curvature for the curve r ( t ) = 6 cos3 t , 6sin 3 t for 0 t

17) Find the radius of curvature, where is the curvature at the point, of the following curve
t 7 sin t ,1 7 cos t at the point t = .
r (t ) =
18) Find an equation of the plane parallel to the plane x + 4 y 3 z =
2 and the passing through the point

( 1, 2,3) .
19) Approximate the angle between the planes 10 x + 7 y =
4.
13 and 9 x + 5 y + 3 z =
20) A clothing company makes a profit of $20 on its long-sleeved T-shirts and $5 on its short-sleeved Tshirts. Assuming there is a $200 setup cost, graph the plan that gives the profit and describe the values
for x and y for which the company breaks even.
21) Evaluate:

lim
( ) ( )

x y +8 x 8 y

x , y 0,0

x y

22) Use the formal definition of a limit to prove that

lim ( x + y ) =a + b .
( ) ( )

(Hint: Take =

x , y a ,b

23) Verify that f xy = f yx :

f ( x, y ) = 2sin xy

24) Given the equation 9sin ( 4 xy ) = 8 , evaluate

dy
.
dx

25) Find the gradient of the function F ( x, y ) =16 3 x 2 2 y 2 at the point ( 2, 3) .


26) Find the equation of the plane tangent to the surface z =
7 4 x 2 2 y 2 at the point (2,2, 17).
27) Find the linear approximation for the function f ( x, y ) =
3 x 2 + y 2 at the point ( 4, 3) .
28) Given the function f ( x, y ) = 9 xye x

y2

, determine local extrema, and saddle points (if any).

29) A box is made where the material for the sides and the lid cost $0.20 per square foot and the cost for the

bottom is $0.45 per square foot. Find the dimensions of a box with volume 15 cubic feet that has a
minimum cost.
30) Find the point on the plane x y + z =
1 that is nearest to the point ( 3, 2,3) .

1)

6
21
,
53 53

2) 7u 3v
4) A sphere centered at ( 8, 5,3) with radius 4.
5) x = 2.5 and y = 4.5
6) projv u

66 44
,
13 13

scal vu =

22
13

7)

2I 9 2J

8)

19

9)

7, 5,9 + t 2,13, 13 for 0 t 1

10)

2e t (1 t ) , 6 (1 + ln t ) , t cos t + sin t

11)

5
1
, 0,
26
26

a ( t ) = 0, 0, 0

12) speed = 4 3

v (t ) =
cos t 2 2 sin t , 2 2 cos t + sin t

13) r = 3
14) 29.07 units
15) 8
16) T =
17) 64/7

cos t ,sin t

1
18cos t sin t

rv =
0

18) x + 4 y 3 z =
18
19) 0.301
20) 4x + y = 40
21) 8
24)

dy
y
=
dx
x

25) 12,12
26) z =
16 x 8 y + 31
27) L ( x, y ) =
24 x 6 y + 39
2 2
2
2
28) local maxima:
,
,
,

2
2 2 2
saddle point at (0,0)

29) 2.0977ft by 2.0977ft by 3.4088ft


30)

( 2,3, 2 )

2 2 2
2
local minima:
,
,
,

2
2 2 2