Calculus  1
Fall 2017
Review Information For Final Exam

Important Notes:

  1. Our final exam is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec 12, 11:20AM - 1:50PM.  

  2. I will hold modified office hours during the finals period.  Details will be posted on our webpage and blackboard.

  3. In order for classwork, projects, homework, etc to be included in your grade, you must bring your Portfolio to the final exam. I will assign each portfolio a score to use in determining final grades. If you do not turn in a portfolio, your grade will be based entirely on the in-class exams and the final.

    At the final I will not be checking the assignments that were already reviewed at prior exams.  To get credit for that work you MUST include the review sheets from those earlier exams.  If your portfolio was not reviewed at one or more of the earlier exams, and if you have work that you wish to be considered at the final, you will have to bring your portfolio to my office sometime during office hours so that this work can be reviewed.  However, this work will be considered late, and will not carry the full credit that it would have earned if it had been done on time.

  4. Portfolios will be returned during the final exam.  If for some reason I need to keep your portfolio longer than that, it can be picked up from me next semester. Any portfolio not claimed by April 1, 2018 will be discarded. If you wish to make other arrangements to get your portfolio back, please email me.
Exam Overview: The final exam will count for  28 percent of your grade (33+1/3% without a portfolio). It will cover only the material we considered after the previous exam: related rates (as in section 3.9 from James Stewart's Calculus text that was posted on blackboard), sections 5.1 - 5.4, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, and 11.4.  The exam will be like the other two exams, with some or all of the following: essay questions; definitions, theorems, notation, and terminology; procedural problems; conceptual questions; multiple choice items.   As mentioned in discussing exam solutions,   I may also include one or more items from the midterm exams.

No Sample Exam.   I am not providing a sample exam for the final, although  a few problems from an exam I used in another class are available here  and the solutions are available here.  At this point, you should have a pretty good idea what to expect.  By the time of the exam you should be prepared to complete exercises like the ones assigned in homework, as well as conceptual questions about integrals, the fundamental theorem of calculus, etc, like the conceptual questions on earlier exams.  You should also be prepared to give correct mathematical statements of  important theorems and definitions. 

Formulas Provided.  The final exam will include this reference list with geometric formulas of the sort we used in related rates problems, and basic indefinite integrals.