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McMaster University

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Winter 2015
Test 1
VERSION 1

Calculus for Science I / Engineering Mathematics I


MATH 1A03 / 1ZA3

Monday February 9, 2015


Time: 75 minutes
Examiner: Dr. Ihsan Topaloglu

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INSTRUCTIONS
1. Please fill out your answers clearly in the computer card. The exam booklet will not be graded.
2. Each problem is worth 1 point.
3. This is a closed book exam.
4. Only the McMaster standard calculator Casio fx-991 is allowed. Other electronic devices such as smart phones,
tablets, computers are not permitted.
5. Your name and signature must be written in pen on both parts of the test paper and on the computer card.
6. The rest of the computer card must be filled out in pencil.

This exam comprises the cover page and five pages of questions.

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1.) Find the absolute maximum value of the function f (x) = x4

2x2 on the interval [ 2, 2].

(a) -2
(b) -1
(c) 3
(d) 8
(e) 63

2.) Find f (0) where the function is given by f (x) = ln

!
2x + 1
.
x+1

(a) 0
(b) 1/2
(c) 1/e
(d) e
(e) 1

3.) Determine the interval on which the function f (x) = x2

1
is concave down.
x

(a) ( 1, 0)

(b) ( 1, 1)
(c) (0, 1)

(d) (1, 1)
(e) (0, 1)

4.) Find a number c that satisfies the conclusion of the Mean Value Theorem for the function f (x) =
x2 x on the interval [ 5, 1].
(a) -2
(b) -1/4
(c) 0
(d) 1/2
(e) 1

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5.) Find where the function f (x) = x + 2 has a horizontal tangent, and determine whether f has a
x
local minimum or maximum there.
p
(a) x = 3 4, neither local maximum nor local minimum
p
(b) x = 3 4, local minimum
p
(c) x = 3 4, local maximum
(d) x = 2, local minimum
(e) x = 2, local maximum

6.) Find the solutions to the equation log6 (x) + log6 (x

5) = 1.

(a) { 1, 6}

(b) { 1}
(c) {6}

(d) all real numbers


(e) no solution

7.) Find the value of A such that the function


(
f (x) =

is continuous at x = 0.
(a) 4/7
(b) 4
(c) 1/7
(d) 0
(e) 1

sin(4x)
7x

4A cos(5x)

if x < 0
if x > 0.

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ln(x)
.
x!1 x
1

8.) Find lim


(a) 1
(b) e
(c) 1/e
(d) 0
(e) +1

9.) Given

find

dy
at the point (1, 2).
dx

[ln(xy)]2 = ln 2 ln 2

(a) -2
(b) ln 2
(c) 0
(d) 1
(e) -1

10.) Find an equation of the tangent line to the curve x3


(a) y

2=

(x

(b) y

1=

2(x

2)

(c) y

1=

4(x

2)

(d) y

1=

(x

(e) y

2=

2(x

x2 y + 4y 2 = 8 at the point (2, 1).

1)

2)
1)

11.) A function f (x) is defined for all positive real numbers and satisfies the equation
f (x2 ) = x3
for every x > 0. Find f 0 (4).
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4
(e) 0

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12.) Find the derivative of f (x) = x sinh(x)


(a) f 0 (x) = (x

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cosh(x).

1) cosh(x)

(b) f (x) = 2 sinh(x) + x cosh(x)


(c) f 0 (x) = 2 sinh(x) + cosh(x)
(d) f 0 (x) = cosh(x) + sinh(x)
(e) f 0 (x) = x cosh(x)


3
13.) Find sin 2 arcsin
.
5
(a) 1
(b) 3/5
(c) 4/5
(d) 24/25
(e) 9/25

14.) For which function f on the given interval does the Intermediate Value Theorem guarantee the
existence of a root, that is, there exists a number c such that f (c) = 0?
(a) f (x) = 1/x on [ 2, 2]
(b) f (x) = e3x on [ 1, 1]
(c) f (x) = x2

4 on [0, 5]

(d) f (x) = 4

x2 on [0, 1]

(e) f (x) = 1/x2 on [ 1, 1]

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15.) For which initial guess x1 does the Newtons Method fail to converge to a root of the following?

-3

(a) -1
(b) 0
(c) 1
(d) 2
(e) 3

-2

-1