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Assignment - 1


1. Show that if it is possible to draw three normals from the point (a,0)to the parabola
x y 2 shown in the diagram, then a must be greater than . One of the normalsis the x-
axis. For what values of a are the order other two normals perpendicular?

2. Find the equation of the normal to the curve x y x y where it cuts the x axis.
3. Two cars start out 500 miles apart. Car A is to the west of car B and starts driving to the
east at 35 mph and at the same time car B starts driving south at 50 mph. After 3 hours of
driving at what rate is the distance between the cars changing. Is it increasing or
4. A boy starts walking north at a speed of 1.5 m/s, and a girl starts walking west at the
same point P at the same time at a speed of 2 m/s. At what rate is the distance between
the boy and the girl increasing 6 seconds later?
x2 1 x2 1 dy 2 x3
5. if y show that 2x
x2 1 x2 1 dx x4 1

Module- 2

6. Find the shortest distance from the point (1 + n, 0) to the curve y x n , n 0

7. The strength of a rectangular beam is proportional to the breadth and the square of the
depth. Find the shape of the largest beam that can be cut from a log of given size.
8. Find the dimension of the largest rectangular building that can be placed on a right-
triangular lot, facing one of the perpendicular sides.
9. Show that f ( x) 4 x 5 x3 7 x 12 assumes the value 9 exactly once.
10. When x is measured in degrees, what is the maximum slope possible for the curve
y=sin(x) in the interval [30 , 60 ] .
Module- 3

11. Find the area below y x 2 4 x 3 and above y x3 7 x 2 10 x 5 over the

interval 1 x 2 .
12. Find the volume of a pyramid with a square base that is 20 meters
tall and 20 meters on a side at the base.
13. Find the volume of the object generated when the area between
y = x2 and y = x is rotated around the x-axis.
14. Find the area of the region enclosed by the curves f ( x) = cos x and
g ( x) = cos x - sin x over the interval [0, ].
x x

15. Find the area of the region enclosed by the curves f(x) = e 2 and g(x) = e 2
and h(x)= 1/e.

16. Evaluate i.