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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 .

## 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 =

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.

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

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

30)

( 2,3, 2 )

2 2 2
2
local minima:
,
,
,

2
2 2 2